For cosmetic procedures, the recommendation is to avoid. Not only because of the limited data, but also because of the hormonal changes in pregnancy, there is also unpredictability with the results. Ingredients: Avoid X: Retinoids (Topical and Oral), Hydroquinone, Arbutin (Headcure Derivatives) V Safe: Peptides, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Azalec Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Bezoyl Peroxide, Cozyse, ) S Use with caution: Avoid salicylic acid, tranexamic acid, sulfur method X: Most cosmetic methods including Botox, filler, laser and sclerotherapy.
Safe: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Green Tea Extract, Kozic Acid, Azaleac Acid, Niacinamide, Aloe Vera and AHAS.
Unsafe: Retinoids, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, phthalates (presentin cosmetics), formaldehyde (preservatives) C. Questionable safety: chemical sunscreen, benzyl peroxide and bleach products.
Acne during pregnancy
Considered Safe: AHA (Alpha Hydroxy, Low Percent Acid), Azalec Acid (Any Percent), LED Light Therapeutic Use: Salicylic Acid (
Hyperpigmentation during pregnancy
Considered safe; Sun protection, DE TO 208 Vitamin C (no percentage) Azaleac acid (any percentage), ARE (niacinamide, AHA (low percentage alpha hydroxy acid).
28 Precautions: Transexamic acid (percentage unknown), cozic acid during pregnancy. Sun protection – Considered safe: Zinc, titanium dioxide (body blocker} – cap, two sunglasses. , Hyaluronic acid, ceramide, or niacinamide are all safe).
With the input of Dr. Satish Bhatia Board Certified Dermatologist.