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Is pigmentation common during pregnancy?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: hi doctor, I have delivery a baby on 2 march 2018 and have a black mark line on my neck. I read online its due to hormones however its been 16 days and there is no change. Please help me how to remove that mark from neck. also I have a lot of stretch marks, in my entire pregnancy I used the stretch marks cream regularly but still I have.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Regarding pigmentation and stretch marks

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

It is common to develop pigmentation during pregnancy. I request you to kindly upload an image in "Reports Section" of the area with a black mark on your neck so that I am able to have a look and guide you accordingly.

As far as the stretch marks are concerned they are not entirely preventable. Post pregnancy you may use a cream to reduce the appearance of stretch marks e.g Tretinoin 0.05% cream, once every night for a few months.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Kakkar S., Dermatologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 4 hours later
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

Acanthosis Nigricans

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

You seem to have Acanthosis Nigricans - dark, velvety textured skin - which is most likely due to weight gain and insulin resistance during pregnancy.

I suggest you to apply the same cream which I have suggested for stretch marks i.e tretinoin 0.025 %cream (Retino A 0.025 %cream) once every night.

Weight loss would definitely help in improvement.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Kakkar S., Dermatologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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