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Congratulations! You’ve made it through your pregnancy and now have a little bundle of joy around. So, are there any lactation-safe cosmetic treatments that restore a new mother's beauty and youthful appearance

But when was the last time you got a cosmetic treatment

Surely, with the pregnancy glow, you may have never felt the need, but as the flare of pregnancy hormones subsides, it's common for women to experience skin dullness and frown lines. Typically skin issues worsen postpartum due to fatigue, lack of sleep, and constantly attending to your newborn's needs, especially if you're breastfeeding

Fortunately, several lactation-safe cosmetic treatments can help you maintain flawless skin and a youthful appearance. Let's learn more about them below.

1.   Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a quick and convenient solution to fine lines and improve the appearance of scars. They can reduce the appearance of laugh lines around your mouth and add volume to your lips.

If you're a new mom looking forward to adding plump and volume to your lips and sunken under your eyes or cheeks, don't worry.

You can conveniently get dermal fillers as they are completely safe, even if you're a lactating mom. However, before you get dermal fillers, make sure you don't have any symptoms of mastitis or any other infection.

Try out dermal fillers for a youthful appearance and expect the results to last for up to one year.

  1. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic treatment among individuals looking for skincare solutions for problems such as

  • Enlarged pores,
  • Skin discoloration,
  • Acne scarring,
  • Uneven skin texture and
  • Wrinkles and fine lines.

The minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment clears away the top layer of dead skin cells, giving a renewed and glowing appeal to your facial skin.

The products used during the process are typically not absorbed in the body. Hence, the chemical procedure is considered safe while you’re breastfeeding. However, when getting chemical peel treatment, make sure the products used during the procedure do not get in contact with mucosal surfaces on your face, including your eyelids and mouth.

3.   Anti-Wrinkle Injectable Treatment

Anti-wrinkle injectable treatment like Botox is a popular anti-aging treatment for young individuals. It's typically used before the appearance of wrinkles as it helps slow down the wrinkle-formation process.

While there is no large-scale study to support the safety of anti-wrinkle injection administration in breastfeeding mothers, most skincare experts believe that the cosmetic treatment is lactation-safe. For the additional safety of your infant, it's recommended that the nursing mother pumps and discards the breast milk in the first few hours (typically 4 hours) after getting the treatment.

Some skincare experts also recommend getting the treatment after your infant is six months old so your child has a slightly reduced dependence on breastmilk.

4.   Hydrafacial

Hydrafacial is one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments for flawless skin. It involves a combination of several skincare techniques that gently cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate facial skin. Moreover, hydrafacial also offers antioxidant protection while infusing moisture into the skin so you have hydrated and plump skin.

It is common for new mothers to experience skin sensitivity due to changing hormones. Moreover, when meeting the nursing demands of a newborn, new mothers often struggle with maintaining the hydration of their skin, which makes hydrafacial a great choice of cosmetic treatment for lactating mothers.

Hydrafacial involves the use of low concentration of certain acids which are considered safe both during pregnancy and lactation. However, since a new mother's skin is relatively more sensitive and may have varying needs, your skin expert can determine the best technique and products depending on your skin's needs.

Make sure you update your beautician that you're breastfeeding, and you can get a customized hydrafacial that can meet the beauty needs of your skin.

5.   Laser Treatments and Light Therapy

Laser treatments are a popular treatment for various skin concerns. From removing unwanted body hair to improving the texture of uneven skin, laser treatments can have several applications.

And the good news for breastfeeding moms is that laser treatments are typically lactation-safe. While laser treatments involve the use of light of specific wavelengths, the wavelength of light is usually not deep enough to affect the milk ducts. In fact, certain laser treatments can be used to treat postpartum to improve certain problems associated with breastfeeding, like sore nipples or mastitis. Moreover, laser treatment is also considered safe for wound healing after vaginal birth.

Other cosmetic treatments, such as biophotonic and LED light treatments, which are used to fade acne scars and improve skin texture, are also lactation-safe.

However, if you intend to get a laser or light therapy treatment postpartum, discuss the treatment's effectiveness, as certain skin concerns resolve naturally after the pregnancy as postpartum hormones stabilize.

Schedule Your Beauty Treatment for Flawless Skin at Suncoast Skin Solutions

Cosmetic treatments for lactating mothers can be a challenge, especially with the demands of a newborn. But based on general consensus, new mothers can get several lactation-safe cosmetic treatments for flawless skin. However, when considering a cosmetic treatment, you must discuss your treatment choice with a reliable skincare practitioner.

If you are a lactating mother looking for lactation-safe cosmetic treatments for flawless skin, contact Suncoast Skin Solutions. The beauty experts at Suncoast Skin Solutions strive to provide excellent medical and cosmetic skin care solutions. Whether you need cosmetic treatments like facials or dermal fillers or need assistance with medical skin concerns like eczema or melasma while you’re breastfeeding, you can conveniently arrange an appointment by contacting us here.

Schedule an appointment online or call us today at 844-786-3376 to learn about the best lactation-safe cosmetic treatment for your skin concern and maintain flawless skin with a youthful appearance.

SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Pete / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz, Winter Haven, Largo, Hudson, Leesburg, Jupiter, Lecanto, Riverview, Brooksville, Clearwater, Ocala, Palm Harbor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, Punta Gorda, Seminole, (Inverness, Port Charlette, Port Saint Lucie coming soon), Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.