Can pregnancy cause skin problems?

Posted on 16 Aug, 2012

During pregnancy, some women develop a kind of glow and look healthier than ever. However, this isn’t the case for all women during all stages of the pregnancy. In fact, many women can develop a range of skin conditions and complaints triggered by the hormonal changes which take place during pregnancy.

What happens to the skin during pregnancy?

It is important to remember that everyone is different, and pregnancy can affect everyone in a different way. However, you may experience some, all or none of the following during pregnancy:

• Acne
• Pigmentation problems
• Thread veins and spider angiomas
• Stretch marks
• Excess hair

The reason that these conditions occur is because the body is producing an enormous amount of hormones and growth factors. Many of the skin problems listed above may disappear after pregnancy, but some may not.

You should see a doctor or a dermatologist if you have any serious concerns about the condition of your skin after pregnancy, but there is another option too. You can also get in touch with a laser treatment clinic to arrange a consultation.

Pigmentation problems, acne and acne scars, stretch marks and thread veins can all be treated with laser treatment, and laser hair removal treatment can even get rid of excess or unwanted hair.