Aesthetic treatments while pregnant? It’s possible. - SW1 Clinic

Aesthetic treatments while pregnant? It’s possible.


Pregnancy is a treasured 9 months and for the lucky few, they exude a pregnancy glow. For others, hormonal changes may wreak havoc on their skin, causing skin concerns like acne, melasma and other pigmentation changes, or just dull looking skin.

Such skin issues might cause alarm and concern as you may never have had them in the past and you might be wondering if being pregnant limits your options when it comes to aesthetic treatments.

Aesthetic treatments while pregnant? It’s possible.

Aesthetic treatments not recommended for preggers

When you are pregnant, it is not recommended to receive laser treatments or other energy-based treatments such HIFU or radiofrequency skin tightening treatments, as there isn’t enough information on their effects on the foetus.

Likewise, treatments like Botox and Fillers are not recommended for the same reason.

In addition to these, oral acne medication such as antibiotics and isotretinoin (Accutane) are a no-go as these can get into the bloodstream and affect the baby. Any topicals containing retinol or any of its derivatives are to be avoided as well.

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Aesthetic treatments suitable for preggers

While it seems like the options are limited, there are some aesthetic treatments and facials that are suitable for preggers.

Forever Young BBL

A supercharged light therapy in the form of BBL (Broadband Light) is not only suitable for women during pregnancy, the light energy that is sent deep into the skin boosts your skin’s natural ability to fight ageing. This no-downtime treatment will rejuvenate skin and restore a youthful glow, and helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

Facial Cocktail

Not sure about which facial to try out? Consider a fully customised facial that’s suited for your skin type and concerns, and select from options that are safe for pregnancy. You’ll have the freedom to mix and match your desired form of treatment from various tiers of cleansing, exfoliating, illuminating or skin restoration.

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O2 Blush

If you’re looking to restore healthy, nude blushing skin, this oxygen-enriched facial is for you. This facial suffuses skin with vital O2 via three forms of oxygenated therapies which includes an oxygenating detox pre-mask, an oxygen wrap and a full face Oxy Shot therapy that promises to leaves skin with a gorgeous, supermodel glow. It’s literally a breath of fresh air for your face.