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Of all the changes that a woman’s body experiences during pregnancy, the two changes that can cause the most emotional discomfort are weight gain and melasma. Weight gain is a must, and it can be managed through a healthy diet. Weight can also be lost once the baby is born and the mother is cleared for exercise. However, melasma is something that can neither be prevented nor erased easily. Melasma, also known as the “mask of pregnancy,” is a skin condition that causes darkened or discolored patches of skin on the face. It can cause extreme feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment to women who suffer from this condition.

Melasma is caused by hormone production during pregnancy. There is no rhyme or reason as to why certain women experience the mask of pregnancy while others do not. This discoloration is triggered by an increased production of melanin in the skin. Sun exposure, even during the winter months, can trigger melasma. Certain medications and heredity can also contribute to this skin condition.

Melasma does not threaten your physical health or the health of your growing baby, but it can threaten your emotional wellbeing. Even with makeup, the dark patches of melasma can still be visible on the skin. For women who are already in the throes of hormones, this discoloration can cause them to feel unattractive and have negative self-esteem.

Melasma typically goes away on its own, but it can take years if not treated. Once hormones regain their balance after pregnancy, the dark patches on the skin will fade. However, many women find that discoloration continues long after they have delivered their babies. For those suffering from melasma, topical creams, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapy can effectively treat this condition.

If you are suffering from the unwanted “mask of pregnancy,” call Medical Dermatology Specialists today. We specialize in advanced skincare for the entire family, including expectant women who are experiencing skin-related concerns.

Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 939-9220

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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