"Can you have a facial while pregnant or attempting to conceive, and what about other skin treatments from a professional Esthetician?"
It's excellent that you're thinking twice if you're pregnant or trying to conceive and aren't sure if your beauty and skin regimens are safe. Fortunately, you don't have to abstain from the clog-clearing luxury that is a facial entirely. Although most topical treatments are harmless, there are a few indulgences you should avoid while pregnant. These include facials containing substances that are unsafe to use during pregnancy, such as retinoids or high doses of salicylic acid.
You should also avoid electric stimulation for deep cleaning and Botox, and consult with your practitioner before scheduling a laser treatment or microdermabrasion facial (some experts believe they're not safe in some instances, while others say they are).
Hydrating facials, collagen facials, oxygen facials, steam facials, LED facials, fruit acid peels, and extractions are all safer options during pregnancy.
Suppose you are considering becoming pregnant and are already using acne treatments such as Accutane or Retin-A. In that case, you must discontinue use at least a month before actively attempting to conceive (since you never really know when conception will occur).
Fortunately, there are actions you can take to control breakouts naturally, such as drinking lots of water and maintaining a clean face. In addition, using an oil-free moisturizer is crucial because dry skin can be more prone to breakouts (adult acne needs a gentler touch).
Foods abundant in vital fatty acids, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, niacin, and vitamin A help keep your skin looking healthy and acne-free. Your diet also plays a significant impact. (Remember to always get your doctor's approval before taking any supplements of those vitamins, as some, like vitamin A, might be harmful to your unborn child.)
Before and during pregnancy, discuss any facial treatments with your esthetician. It's usually preferable to decline if they advise you to err on the side of caution. Before and during pregnancy, discuss any facial treatments with your esthetician. It's usually preferable to decline if they advise you to err on the side of caution.
It can be challenging to decide which therapies will be safe and effective for you and your unborn child, given the wide range of techniques available. But we recognize that your face needs a little more tender loving care because many mothers experience hormonal pregnancy acne, greasy skin, and bloating. So let's get started!
Oxygen facials: A celebrity favorite, oxygen facials provide beneficial chemicals to your skin through a pressured jet of steam. Hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamins, and plant extracts can all be used in the blends. This therapy is ideal for pregnant women who have dry or dull skin. While the benefits of oxygen facial treatment are evident, doctors emphasize the significance of maintaining a daily skin care program in addition to oxygen facial treatment.
Microcurrent facials: Microcurrent facials help to tone and lift your skin by using electrical currents that mirror the body's natural current. The result is a non-surgical face-lift that can be done in as little as 30 minutes! This therapy is ideal for pregnant women who want to improve their appearance without resorting to surgery. In addition, no known risks are associated with microcurrent facials, making them a safe and viable option for expectant mothers.
LED facials: LED (light-emitting diode) therapy uses different wavelengths of light to treat various skin conditions. The most common colors in LED facials are red, blue, and infrared. Red light stimulates collagen production, blue light kills acne-causing bacteria, and infrared light penetrates deep into the skin to promote healing. This therapy is considered safe for pregnant women and can be used to treat acne, wrinkles, and premature aging.
Many other facial treatments are safe for pregnant women. Here at River District Aesthetics, we offer a variety of pregnancy-safe facial treatments that can be tailored to your specific needs. So give us a call today to schedule a consultation!