Pregnancy and Epidermal Leveling

Epidermal leveling is a cosmetic, non-invasive procedure performed to rejuvenate facial skin. This procedure removes the villous hair on the face, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars and hyper-pigmentation. The epi-blade used in this procedure is safe as long as the procedure is performed by a trained practitioner. To maintain good results, it is recommended that this treatment is performed once a month.

Pregnancy and Epidermal Leveling

Most of the spas and cosmetic centers claim that this treatment is safe during pregnancy and lactation, as it is a non-invasive procedure and does not include any harmful chemical peels. However, care has to be taken before undertaking such facial treatments, as should consultation with a dermatologist and qualified cosmetic surgeon.

Skin Changes

Skin changes are common during pregnancy, such as changes in pigmentation, dark spots, increases in acne and excessive oil secretions, due to hormonal changes. The skin becomes extra sensitive during pregnancy. Hence, epidermal leveling is not the right option at this juncture, as it comprises of skin scraping to some extent. Some women develop redness or tanning more readily than normal during this time, and the removal of the top layer of facial skin may worsen the skin condition rather than rejuvenate it.

Dermatologists do not recommend any non-invasive skin treatments and chemical peels during pregnancy. In some cases, epidermal leveling is followed by chemical peels. Salicylic acid present in the topically applied chemical peels absorbs into the blood stream, which is harmful to the fetus. Though epidermal leveling claims the use of non-chemical peels, there are no studies which prove that these treatments are safe on pregnant women. It is best to consult with a health care provider before undergoing any kind of skin treatment during pregnancy.

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