5 Pregnancy-safe skin treatments to book today
When you’re pregnant, knowing what is safe and what isn’t when it comes to skin care can be worrying. So to take the hard work out of it, we asked Dermal Therapist, Ellie Jade Brennan, from Erin Aesthetics, for help.
While there are treatments you should avoid during pregnancy (including laser and radio frequency hair removal and rejuvenation treatments and all cosmetic injectables), luckily there are quite a few that you can enjoy.
The key is to always inform your skin expert that you’re pregnant and to do your research about where to get these treatments done. It’s more important than ever that you chose a reputable clinic, with the latest technologies and treatments.
So what is safe?
The in-clinic treatments that are safe during pregnancy range from rejuvenation to exfoliation, and, at Erin Aesthetics, we find that pregnant women love being able to sit back and relax during these five applications.
1. Healite LED Light Therapy
This is a pain-free treatment that promotes collagen production, increases blood circulation, and overall skin rejuvenation. It can be a stand-alone treatment or as part of another complementary service; we include at the end of all of our in-clinic treatments.
This is the removal of the soft fluffy vellus hairs on your face as well as a gentle exfoliation buffing away any dead skin cells. It’ll leave a nice clean base for product absorption or can be followed by an enzyme, peel or skin needling treatment (see below).
3. Enzyme Facial
This fruit-based gel exfoliation is gentle on the skin and is designed to brighten and plump up your face. It’s full of skin loving antioxidants, such as papaya, pineapple and blueberries.
4. Medical Peels
These sound a little scary, but they are just a deeper exfoliation from AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, and mandelic acid . Medical peels are safe and effective in addressing breakouts, pigment, dull and flaky skin.
5. Skin Needling
A little controversial when discussing pregnancy-safe treatments, Skin needling, however, is completely fine to perform on a superficial depth for rejuvenation purposes. As long as no numbing is being used and salicylic acid or retinol isn't infused with the treatment, it is completely safe.
Want to read more about pregnancy skin conditions? See our blog Common Pregnancy Skin Issues, or have a topic you’d like us to address? Email us, we’d love to hear from you!
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