During pregnancy, the surge in hormones also affects the skin. In our center, our Dermatologist will attend to common skin conditions linked to pregnancy such as hyperpigmentation, melasma (also known chloasma), pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP), stretch marks, skin tags, acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis among others.
Benign skin conditions caused by normal hormonal changes during pregnancy include stretch marks; hyperpigmentation; and hair, nail, and vascular changes.
Stretch marks occur in up to 90 percent of pregnant women by the third trimester. They appear a pink-purple lines or bands on the abdomen, buttocks breasts, thighs or arms. The cause of stretch marks includes physical (actual stretching of the skin) and hormonal factor.
Hyperpigmentation is experienced by many women. It is the appearance of dark spots or on the skin. This is caused by an increase in naturally occurring melanin during pregnancy. Naturally, these hyperpigmented areas will resolve after delivery, however, oftentimes, it can continue for years.
An increase or decrease in growth and production of hair is common. Due to endocrine changes during pregnancy, many experience excessive growth of hair on the face but is resolved postpartum. Nails usually grow faster during pregnancy. Pregnant women may also experience increased brittleness of nails.
Pre-existing skin conditions like atopic dermatitis; psoriasis; fungal infections and fibromas may change during pregnancy. There are chances that they may become better or some may worsen during pregnancy.
One most common skin disorder during pregnancy is PUPPP (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy). They appear on the abdomen during the third trimester together with stretch marks. Women who are on their first pregnancy, having twins or has familial occurrences are most likely to experience PUPPP.
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