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A 30-year-old female asked:

8 months postpartum and i just now am getting brown spots under eyes and above upper lip. is this a late mask of pregnancy or vitamin deficincy? fix?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Melasma...: This could be melasma which is increased pigmentation of the skin in areas exposed to the sun. To avoid getting worse use high SPF(protective) sunscreen lotion. There are a few creams that can be used, like for example hydroquinone, for treatment but needs to be prescribed. I would suggest you to see a Dermatologist(skin doctor) for final diagnosis and treatment.

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Last updated Sep 2, 2015

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