Are Facials Safe During Pregnancy?

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Facials are a popular way for women to improve the overall health and appearance of their skin. But many expectant mothers want to know if facials are safe for themselves and their unborn children. Our Boston cosmetic surgeon is proud to provide an advanced "moms-to-be" facial designed especially for sensitive complexions.

Double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa can explain the many benefits of facials for pregnant women during a consultation. Call The DeRosa Center to book an appointment and see why so many people entrust us with their care. We understand that pregnancy can be an unpredictable time, and we take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety.

Are all skin care treatments safe during pregnancy?

Some skin rejuvenation treatments should be avoided during pregnancy due to the potential risks posed by certain techniques. For example, resurfacing procedures like microdermabrasion increase your risk of discoloration and scarring.

Even some facials may be unsafe for expectant mothers due to the harsh products or chemicals involved. Only a qualified professional can provide guidance about aesthetic treatments and which kind of facials work best for your needs.

What happens to your skin during pregnancy?

Pregnancy causes various skin issues that can make you feel less than your best. Some women experience increased oil production, leading to breakouts and acne. Others develop melasma, which presents as dark patches on the face. Hormone fluctuations also cause dryness and sensitivity. Facials at The DeRosa Center address these concerns and provide a relaxing experience for women.

It's important to choose a facial specifically designed for sensitive skin to avoid potential risks or complications. Our Boston cosmetic surgeon can provide guidance about facials for pregnant women and recommend a treatment tailored to your needs.

What's involved in a moms-to-be facial?

Our moms-to-be facial is very popular among expectant mothers and nursing women alike. Skin rejuvenation sessions can be done in 30, 60, and 75-minute increments and begin with a cleansing of the skin. We then incorporate gentle exfoliation and extraction methods to remove excess sebum within the pores. Disinfectants kill acne-causing bacteria without compromising your safety.

Dermaplaning is another technique used in our moms-to-be facials. This treatment removes dead skin cells and fine facial hair, providing a smoother and brighter complexion overall.

Here are some common issues we treat with our moms-to-be facials:

  • Acne blemishes
  • Blocked pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma caused by hormone changes
  • Dry skin
  • Increased sensitivity

What happens after facials for pregnant women?

After a facial, expectant mothers should feel more relaxed and refreshed. Remember to avoid sun exposure and UV rays. Our experts can provide specific instructions, so you stay fully informed on how to care for your skin post-treatment.

Patients are welcome to return as often as they like to maintain their results throughout their pregnancy. We generally recommend coming in every 4 – 6 weeks or as needed. Communicate any concerns with Dr. DeRosa, so we stay up-to-date on your progress.

Skin rejuvenation for pregnant women

Ready to feel relaxed and rejuvenated? Our Boston cosmetic surgeon can perform a skin care assessment and create a personalized experience for your facial at The DeRosa Center. Contact Dr. Jaimie DeRosa today to book your appointment and start your journey to healthier, more radiant-looking skin. Get your moms-to-be facial today.