When you’re pregnant, not only does your body go through an amazing physical transformation, but all those hormones can cause a multitude of changes to your complexion too.
It’s only natural to crave a bit of pampering and relaxation during this time. Feeling and looking good is an important part of keeping your stress levels in check. But evaluating all the treatments available to decide what’s suitable for your pregnant self can be overwhelming for even the most chilled out mama-to-be.
With the changes going on in your body – and the impact on your skin – a facial can be a wonderful way to freshen your complexion, reduce puffiness and redness and, of course, destress.
Generally speaking, deep skin treatments like chemical peels, laser facials and targeted ingredients are out. However, MySkin Laser Clinics offer a variety of skincare treatments suitable for pregnancy.
LED Light Therapy
LED light therapy offers a gentle treatment with no side effects. Different wavelengths of light, including red and blue, are utilised to promote positive benefits for the complexion.
Red light therapy is clinically proven to promote collagen production, reduce inflammation and lessen redness and irritation. A session under the red light helps to rejuvenate the skin and leave you looking fresher.
Meanwhile, blue LED light therapy targets the bacteria on the face that causes acne, helping to minimise visible breakouts and prevent them from occurring. LED light therapy can be used at any stage of your pregnancy and is a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment with no down time.
Dermafrac is a highly effective yet gentle treatment that combines a superior microdermabrasion wand with microneedles that penetrate the skin to stimulate collagen production and revitalise your complexion. It’s suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, and can be effective even during pregnancy.
As the carefully calibrated hand-piece is rolled across the face, the skin is gently pulled into contact with the microneedles. At the same time, a powerful serum contained within the Dermafrac wand is delivered directly into the tiny channels created by the roller. This dual-action treatment allows up to 80 percent more nutrients to penetrate the skin, making the whole thing far more effective.
As hard as it is to find clinical treatments suitable for pregnancy, it’s even more difficult to navigate which skincare you can use at home during this time.
It’s essential you assess your skincare products as soon as you know you’re pregnant (or are actively trying) to ensure they’re still safe to use. One ingredient to look out for is retinol – a type of vitamin A that helps prevent collagen breakdown. Studies have shown excessive vitamin A can be harmful to the unborn child, so that’s a hard no on this type of product.
Instead, keep your skin nourished with Aspect Dr moisturising cream with resveratrol. The main ingredients are grape skin extracts and peptides, and it will leave your skin feeling hydrated and smooth. If you’re experiencing excess oil production and breakouts, the Aspect Dr Deep Clean Cleanser will help to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh.
Of course, if you’re looking to refresh your skincare regime during pregnancy, our qualified and friendly team at MySkin Laser can help you tailor a suite of products to suit your specific concerns.
Some final notes on pregnancy and skincare
It’s essential you let your aesthetician know if you are pregnant (even if you’re waiting to share the news with friends and family) so they can tailor your treatment and can be avoid any potentially harmful ingredients.
Be particularly careful about your skin treatment during pregnancy. Not only is your body undergoing rapid changes at this time, there is also the possibility of chemicals being absorbed into the skin. Ideally, any treatment you have should be very mild. Also, test for potential adverse reactions before using anything, even for treatments you’ve had in the past as your skin can be unpredictable at this time.
While the information provided here is as accurate as possible, it’s essential that you speak with your doctor to determine what treatments may be suitable for you.
Looking for a pampering treat during your pregnancy? Call our friendly team to book in for a tailored treatment.