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Melasma During Pregnancy

Melasma Treatment During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful and exciting time for expecting moms, but it can also come with some unwanted side effects. One such issue that plagues many pregnant women is melasma, which causes dark patches on the skin, particularly on the face. Especially whe you are a working professional and a mother to be, it is more stressful to deal with such skin condition.

While melasma isn’t harmful to you or your baby, it can take a toll on your self-confidence.

The problem with melasma is that it can be challenging to treat, especially during pregnancy. Many traditional treatments involve the use of harsh chemicals or procedures that are not safe for pregnant women. This leaves expecting moms with few options for managing their melasma and feeling confident in their skin.

Thankfully, several pregnancy melasma treatment options are available that can help reduce the appearance of melasma without putting your pregnancy at risk.

Let us discuss the possibilities that can help you overcome the melasms issue without disturbing your work schedules and overall health. 

Melasma During Pregnancy

Melasma is a common skin condition that affects both men and women, but it’s especially prevalent during pregnancy. Up to 50% of pregnant women experience melasma, characterised by brown or grey patches on the face.

Melasma Treatment During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the body experiences increased estrogen and progesterone levels, which can stimulate melanin production, the pigment that gives skin its colour. This increased melanin production can cause areas of the skin to become darker, resulting in the characteristic brown or grey patches of melasma.

In addition to hormonal changes, other factors that can contribute to the development of melasma include sun exposure, genetic predisposition, and the use of certain medications or cosmetics. 

Melasma Treatment During Pregnancy

While melasma isn’t harmful, it can be challenging to manage during pregnancy when most treatment options like hydroquinone, chemical peels and laser therapy are not recommended. 

But the good news is that with recent advances plenty of safe and effective treatments for melasma during pregnancy have come up. Here are a few options:

  • Newer depigmenting agents like azelaic acid, glycolic acid, arbutin and other botanicals are safe for topical application during pregnancy. Consult a dermatologist before starting any new cream.

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  • Along with it you may step up your sun protection game with use of a broad spectrum sunscreens which include spf 30 and above, UVA, infra-red and blue light filters.
  • You may also include antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin E in your diet for better skin health. 

If you’re pregnant and dealing with melasma, working with a dermatologist or healthcare provider is always a good idea to develop a safe treatment plan for you and your baby. By managing your melasma during pregnancy, you can help reduce its impact on your skin and feel more confident throughout your pregnancy journey. 

Book your consultation with Clear Skin Clinics Pune today for pregnancy melasma treatment.

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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