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Melasma During Pregnancy

What is Melasma?

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Melasma is a skin condition that affects pregnant women, typically appearing in the form of facial dark spots or patches.


It is more commonly found in women with lighter skin tones, but can affect any woman during pregnancy.

Why do Melasma Triggers during Pregnancy?

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Melasma occurs when hormones stimulate an increase in melanin production, causing hyperpigmentation of the skin.


What are the Symptoms of Melasma?

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The symptoms of melasma include brown patches on the skin, which may be darker in some women than others.


These patches can appear anywhere on the face and even spread beyond your cheeks to other parts of your body such as your arms and chest.

When does Melasma starts during Pregnancy?

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Symptoms usually appear during the second and third trimesters, and can last up to a year after delivery.


What Causes Melasma?

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The exact cause of melasma is unknown, but there are certain risk factors such as genetic susceptibility and sun exposure that may increase its occurrence.


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Is my Linea Nigra related to Melasma?

It’s possible that melasma and linea nigra are related.


Melasma is caused by the same hormones as those responsible for linea nigra, so there may be a connection between these conditions.

Will it go away after giving Birth?

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Yes, your Melasma may go away after giving birth.


Will it Affect my Pregnancy?

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Melasma does not increase the risk of having a miscarriage or pregnancy complications.


Treatment for Melasma?

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Treatment options include topical creams containing corticosteroids or hydroquinone, chemical peels and laser therapy.


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