How To Get Rid Of The Linea Nigra (black Line On The Belly Of Pregnant Women)?

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I want to ask, can linia nigra / black line on the stomach after pregnancy disappear by applying ointment (Bioquin hydroquinone)?

1 Answer:

Hi Lieutenant,


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The linea nigra is a black line that often appears on the belly of pregnant women, extending from the navel to the genitals. The cause of the appearance of this line is triggered by an increase in the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy, which increases melanin production by melanocyte cells. This melanin will then be deposited more in the abdominal area due to excessive stretching as the fetus increases in size.


The presence of the linea nigra is not an abnormality. Therefore, there is no need for special handling to overcome it. When hormonal conditions have returned to normal after childbirth, of course, this line will fade by itself.


In some cases, the linea nigra can last a long time after delivery. This condition is influenced by genetic factors, decreased abdominal muscle tone after delivery (for example due to lack of exercise), and hormonal conditions (for example due to using birth control pills). In some people, of course this can be very annoying.


If this happens to you, you should check with a dermatologist and genital specialist for proper treatment. Hydroquinone is a drug that works by inhibiting the tyrosinase enzyme, an enzyme that plays a role in the formation of pigments in the skin by melanocyte cells. Indeed, this drug can help lighten blackish skin, including the result of the linea nigra. However, considering that this cream is classified as a strong drug, you should not use it alone without supervision from a doctor. It is feared that unwanted side effects will arise, for example allergies. Moreover, if your condition is currently breastfeeding, for example, then the use of this drug should not be done unless for very urgent reasons.


In order to help disguise the linea nigra, you should be diligent in maintaining personal hygiene, namely by taking regular baths and wearing clean clothes. Avoid the skin of the stomach from excessive sun exposure. Also eat lots of nutritious foods, especially those rich in folic acid. Don't forget, tighten your stomach muscles by doing more exercise, for example sit ups, back ups, jogging, vertical leg crunches, ball crunches, cycling, swimming, and so on.


Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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