Many of us are waiting until later in life to have children and it is that much more important to keep our skin fresh, supple and youthful during pregnancy and beyond. While some anti-aging ingredients and treatments are questionable or dangerous during pregnancy there are a number of gentle, non invasive treatments which offer profound anti-ageing results without any risks or harmful side effects. During pregnancy it is important to avoid prescription vitamin A products such as Retin A however excellent results can be achieved more safely with alpha hydroxy acids. Anti-aging peptides are safe to use during pregnancy and antioxidants are especially beneficial. Generally it is not advised to use injectables such as Botox and fillers throughout your pregnancy and thermal or ablative treatments on face or body are also contraindicated. *LED photo-rejuvenation is a safe, non invasive anti ageing treatment which promotes healing in the skin while increasing collagen and elastin synthesis and improving the texture and tone of your skin. *Oxygen facials are also a fantastic treatment during pregnancy for those who need a little help getting that radiant glow!
Safe during pregnancy:
- LED treatments
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids
- Anti Aging Peptides
- Oxygen Facials
Avoid during pregnancy:
- Prescription Vitamin A (Retinol)
- Injectable Fillers
- Laser Treatments
The skin on our bodies is particularly taxed by the changes occurring during pregnancy. Our clients love the *Momma Mio line of products which addresses everything from cellulite to tired legs to stretch marks with high quality advanced ingredients and no parabens, pthalates or perfumes. Kim Kardashian is a huge fan of this London based line which features ingredients usually found only in high end facial products.
- Perfumes and Fragrances (contain Phthalates which may be harmful to the fetus)
So whether it comes naturally or you need a little help, expectant mums of every age can be healthy, glowing and gorgeous. For more information on safe, natural skincare and treatments both during pregnancy and after, come in and see one of our experienced clinicians for a complimentary consultation!