The typical hormonal changes experienced by pregnant women will lead to an increase in the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for the colour of our skin. This leads to hyperpigmentation, i.e. the darkening of the skin and the appearance of brown spots called melasma.
This is why this type of spots appear in pregnancy in areas such as a woman's face (especially the forehead, cheekbones and upper lip) and darken the mammary areolas and nipples, abdominal black line, vulva, perineum, armpits and inner thighs.
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By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and inviTRA Staff.
Last Update: 05/11/2023