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I Am Pregnant. Can I Still Have A HydraFacial®?

Dr. David M. Hartman | 08/26/2021

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Let’s face it. Despite some women reporting an extra “glow” during pregnancy, many expectant mothers experience unwanted skin changes that make them feel less like themselves. For this reason, it’s only natural for pregnant women to be curious about their options for facials and other skin treatments, including which treatments are safe during pregnancy. At Fine Arts Skin & Laser Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dover, OH, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. David M. Hartman and our team of skin rejuvenation experts are proud to offer a wide array of customizable treatments and procedures that can help you look and feel your best at every stage of life, including pregnancy. Read on to learn more about one of our most popular skin treatments, the HydraFacial, and find out what you can expect with a HydraFacial during pregnancy.

Why is my skin so bad during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, a woman’s hormone levels go through dramatic shifts. As one of the many side effects of hormone fluctuation, many women notice changes in their complexion, including:

  • Oily skin
  • Dry skin
  • Melasma
  • Dark spots
  • Acne
  • Rough skin texture
  • Patchy skin

Fortunately, many of these side effects of pregnancy are temporary and resolve on their own once the woman’s hormone levels even out after giving birth and nursing. Before that time, however, many mothers-to-be take advantage of a wide array of skin treatments to boost the health and vibrancy of their complexion during pregnancy.

Is it safe to get a HydraFacial while pregnant?

If you’re like most women, you probably pay extra close attention to what you eat, what activities you participate in, and what products you use during pregnancy. Because of this, you may have questions about whether certain treatments – such as the HydraFacial – are safe during pregnancy. The caring team at Fine Arts Skin & Laser Aesthetic Plastic Surgery fully understands these concerns and is committed to providing only the safest and most appropriate treatment options for all patients, including women who are expecting. Fortunately, each HydraFacial can be completely customized to match the patient’s skin type, concerns, goals, and other personal factors, including whether she may be pregnant.

How is a HydraFacial different during pregnancy?

Typically, a HydraFacial consists of three key processes: cleansing/exfoliation, extraction/purifying, nourishing/hydrating. Within each of these steps, specialized products are used, including exfoliants and serums. To help ensure the safest and most comfortable treatment possible, our expert HydraFacial providers may recommend substituting and/or omitting certain steps or products during your customized treatment. For women who feel more comfortable delaying their HydraFacial until after pregnancy, we can recommend an alternative skin treatment or at-home routine to boost your complexion in the meantime. In either case, patients can have peace of mind knowing our knowledgeable team is committed to the highest standards of patient care and safety.

Ready to get the gorgeous, glowing skin you’ve always wanted? Consider a HydraFacial in Dover, OH

Patients in Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and surrounding areas may be excited to learn that HydraFacial treatments can be fully customized to match the needs and goals are virtually all men and women, including mothers-to-be. To learn more about the benefits of a HydraFacial, call Fine Arts Skin & Laser Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David M. Hartman and our award-winning team today!

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From the wonders of cellular rejuvenation to the play of light and shadow on the contours of your face, we embrace aesthetic care as an art form. We want you to shine in your own skin and are here to show you what is possible when art and science come together. We are passionate about our calling and work tirelessly to bring you the safest and most revolutionary treatments available, delivered in a state-of-the-art facility by highly-skilled, compassionate professionals. Call to schedule your consultation today, and step into a life lived more beautifully.