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How can I treat dark spots on my skin that I got after pregnancy?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sunscreen

Melasma is a common complaint many women have during pregnancy and is a benign condition.
There are many treatments that dermatologists may offer, including skin creams, laser treatments and chemical peels. Most importantly, you need to wear sunscreen at all times to prevent further darkening. In many women, it resolves after delivery but usually takes several months.

In brief: Sunscreen

Melasma is a common complaint many women have during pregnancy and is a benign condition.
There are many treatments that dermatologists may offer, including skin creams, laser treatments and chemical peels. Most importantly, you need to wear sunscreen at all times to prevent further darkening. In many women, it resolves after delivery but usually takes several months.
Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bleaching cream

If these do not fade after pregnancy try a hydroquinone.

In brief: Bleaching cream

If these do not fade after pregnancy try a hydroquinone.
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