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Does Pregnancy Cause Skin Discoloration?


Yes! It’s not unusual for pregnant women to develop blotchy areas of darkened skin, commonly called the “mask of pregnancy” or melasma. Some women are more likely to experience this type of skin discoloration than others. 

Women with darker complexions are more prone to this condition than women with lighter skin tones. You’re also more likely to develop skin discoloration if it runs in your family, and the condition may become more pronounced with each pregnancy.

The pigmented skin can show up around your upper lip, nose, cheekbones, and forehead—and sometimes in the shape of a mask, hence the name. Dark patches may also appear on your cheeks or along your jawline. You may develop them on your forearms and other parts of your body that are exposed to the sun.

Got facial discoloration? Don’t despair! There are two aesthetic dermatology treatments that can help erase your pregnancy-related skin discolorations.


Clear + Brilliant

Pregnant? Plan for a post-birth treatment like Clear + Brilliant, which rejuvenates the skin from the inside out using a non-invasive diode laser. Compared with similar laser treatments, Clear + Brilliant procedures require little recovery time and boast a lower risk of complications. Clear + Brilliant works its magic by revitalizing skin from the inside out. Its non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger-looking tissue. 

The result? Smoother, softer and youthful-looking skin. And the best part is that Clear + Brilliant minimizes skin discoloration.

Almost all patients who undergo Clear + Brilliant treatments report their skin looks younger and feels smoother and has a noticeable glow after a series of three to six Clear + Brilliant treatments. This glow owes to the fact that Clear + Brilliant significantly helps refresh skin tone and texture – indeed, many patients see a significant difference in the appearance of their skin after only one treatment. Within as little as a week, patients notice brighter, softer and more youthful skin texture. With multiple treatments skin discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles fade and soften.

IPL Photo Facials

Photo facials use light therapy to boost collagen production and remove areas of skin discoloration, making this another great option!

Compared to other skin rejuvenation techniques, results obtained with IPL photo facials are superior—and the procedure itself significantly gentler. Skin rejuvenation techniques such as chemical peels tend to generate stinging and burning. This means you’ll need a few recovery days. With photo facials, however, you can devote all your attention to your new bundle of joy.

IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets pigment in the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues like discolored skin.

You can expect outstanding results with IPL photo facials. But you must be diligent about scheduling treatment sessions. IPL photo facial treatments call for three to six treatment sessions spaced four weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases, those results can be seen after only the first treatment, and skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.




Why LaserAway?

We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Ready to invest in yourself? Schedule a free consultation today by filling out a request form or calling the LaserAway staff at (855) 233-9134. Our nurses look forward to making sure your service and skin are as smooth as possible!