Dear Dr. S:
Why do I have dark spots on my face since I delivered my baby and what is the treatment for them?
Love the baby – not the spots
The dark spots on your face after pregnancy are referred to as melasma or chloasma. They are hyperpigmentation of facial skin due to the hormones of pregnancy. These often come from the use of birth control pills as well. I have created a skin cream, made up by a compounding pharmacy on Oahu, which has been very successful in treating this problem in many of my Mommy Makeover patients.