Are chemical peels safe during pregnancy and when breastfeeding?

 

Are chemical peels safe during pregnancy and when breastfeeding?

Alpha Hydroxy acid peels like Glycolic are generally safe for use during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

Salicylic acid, which is a Beta-Hydroxy acid that is effectively used to treat acne, is known to cause problems a so should not be used.

However, many commercial peels contain a combination of acids and/or active ingredients, some of which may have the potential to enter the bloodstream, and so you should always advise your practitioner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, so that they can advise on the most suitable options.

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician

Anne Stewart, Owner and Aesthetician