What treatments for hyperpigmentation are safe during pregnancy?

I am a 26 year old Indian female with light skin and I have hyperpigmentation behind my knees due to childhood eczema. I am pregnant so I am unable to use hydroquinone.

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Pigmentation Treatment During Pregnancy

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It is best to use azelaic acid, vitamin C serums, or salicylic acid peels during pregnancy (if small areas).  Although typically pigmentation during pregnancy is related to hormones, and it is best to wait till after you deliver for the treatments to be more effective.  I wish you the best of luck, Dr. Emer.


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