Treating skin problems during pregnancy can be challenging, however it is not impossible. With the elimination of many products during pregnancy (Retin-A and Salicylic Acid for instance), skin concerns like acne can present a challenge. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson will recommend alternative treatment options and skin care products that are safe during pregnancy.
Here are some of our favorite products for pregnancy, talk with one of our aestheticians to determine which products are right for you.
- Neo-Cleanse Exfoliating Skin Cleanser
- Audubon Dermatology Gentle Cleanser
- Revision Vitamin C 30%
- Skin Medica C & E
- Skin Ceuticals Vitamin C
- Audubon Dermatology Daily Antioxidant and SPF
- Skin Ceuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector
- Revision DEJ Face Cream
- Skin Medica HA5
- Audubon Dermatology Hydrating Cream
There are also prescription topicals, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory products that are safe to use during pregnancy. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson will determine which treatment options will best treat your concern.
Procedures we offer for acne during pregnancy include:
Melasma, which is most common in women and affects about 45 million people worldwide,appears as irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose. Like most other pigmented lesions, Melasma is not dangerous, but it can be a self-confidence crusher, prompting many women to hide behind a mask of make-up. Melasma is most common during hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. Based on the severity and cause of the pigmentation problem, we offer different strengths of hydroquinone and retinol containing bleaching cream. We also offer chemical peels and laser treatments that specifically target Melasma.
Many women will notice changes in their skin and hair during menopause. Dry, thin, and sagging skin are common complaints. Other symptoms attributed to the skin during the menopause and perimenopause transition include acne-type breakouts and unwanted facial hair. Dr. Hooper and Dr. Jackson will help you decide what treatment options are best for you.
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Dr. Hooper Discusses Skin Care For Women Over 40: