Aesthetic Treatments

Which Aesthetic Treatments Are Safe During Pregnancy?

Congratulations! Whether you’ve decided to start trying for a baby or you’re already expecting, you’re at the start of an exciting new chapter. During this time, your well-being and that of your developing child will be your priority. Many aesthetic treatments involve the use of chemicals or injectable ingredients that could potentially pose risks to your baby whilst you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Making informed decisions about these treatments puts the welfare of your family first. At The Lovely Clinic, patient safety is paramount to our practice. We adhere to the following guidance for pregnant or breastfeeding women but you should consult a qualified healthcare professional before committing to any cosmetic procedure. 

 

Aesthetic Treatments To Avoid

For the next 9 months, plus the time you choose to breastfeed, all of the treatments we provide at The Lovely Clinic are unfortunately off the table. This is largely the result of a lack of comprehensive research into the safety of procedures when pregnant. The absence of data makes it challenging to ascertain the potential risks and side effects to the mother and foetus. Hormonal and physiological changes may affect the way treatments work or how the body responds to certain ingredients within cosmetic products. Although you may experience unwanted changes to your skin during pregnancy, unpredictable outcomes and ethical considerations mean that our patients will be asked to wait until they have finished breastfeeding before booking aesthetic treatments at The Lovely Clinic. 

 

Our Top Tips

  1. Understand Your Hormones – Researching how hormonal changes will affect your body during each trimester will help you to anticipate and deal with changes to your skin, mood and energy levels.  
  2. Review Your Skincare Routine – Your skin may become more oily or sensitive during pregnancy so switching to a mild cleanser and gentle exfoliator may be beneficial.  
  3. Stay Hydrated – Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps to eliminate toxins from your body and maintain a clear complexion. 
  4. Consider Your Diet – Ensuring your diet contains lots of fruit and vegetables is great for you and the baby, but will also help prevent your skin from looking dull and lifeless.
  5. Switch Makeup – Oil-free moisturisers and make-up can help to calm acne breakouts during pregnancy.  

 

Aesthetic Treatments We Recommend

Despite there being some treatments to avoid during this amazing time, you deserve to feel great in your skin. We don’t regard self-care and pampering while pregnant as a treat- it’s a necessity!

 

A facial is a great way to feel clean, fresh and pampered while creating a clear-skinned, glowing appearance. Pre-baby-bump-photoshoot facials are particularly popular!

 

Get in touch with us for a bespoke facial treatment package and get to feeling your best.

 

Plan Ahead

If you don’t plan on breastfeeding or have a date in mind that you’ll be switching to formula, you can start planning your cosmetic comeback! If you regularly received treatments prior to your pregnancy, it may be tempting to schedule your usual procedures, however, we recommend booking a consultation to assess the current condition of your skin. Hormonal changes combined with a long break from aesthetic treatments could result in your practitioner suggesting alternative procedures to get your skin back to optimal health. 

 

Chemical Peels

We offer a range of Chemical Peels that will completely rejuvenate your complexion. Superficial Peels remove the outermost layers of skin, unclogging your pores and revealing bouncy, fresh skin cells. If you developed melasma whilst pregnant, a medium-depth Perfect Peel will help to even out your skin tone and eliminate patches of discolouration. 

 

Botox®

Research has found that pregnancy can accelerate cellular ageing. This isn’t great news for wrinkle development, particularly when paired with a compulsory break from aesthetic treatments. Thankfully, our skilled practitioners can disguise any new creases that appear during your pregnancy with Botox Injections

 

Injectable Moisturisers

If you’re missing your pregnancy glow, injectable moisturisers such as Profhilo can reinstate the dewy softness that you experienced during your second trimester. Made from the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid on the market, Profhilo diffuses beneath the surface of the skin, providing a surge of hydration and stimulating collagen synthesis.  

 

How Do I Book An Appointment?

To find out more about the aesthetic treatments we offer, visit our website or browse through our previous blogs. To schedule a consultation, call 020 3695 5400 or email hello@thelovelyclinic.co.uk. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and one of our team will get back to you right away.  

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