At the offices of Brian J Williams, MD, PC, we’re proud to offer the finest acne treatment services available to a variety of patients. For those ranging from teens and young adults up to seniors or anyone else dealing with breakouts that lead to scarring and several potential self-esteem issues, we offer quality dermatologist services to help treat the issue.
One unique condition that may temporarily impact the kinds of acne treatments that can be done, particularly the medications that can be taken: Pregnancy. Because much of acne treatment is centered around hormones and the ways they impact the pores, pregnant women who are experiencing the accompanying large hormone swings may have to limit or completely eliminate certain medications or treatments until after they give birth, or sometimes a bit longer. While consultation with your doctor will always be the final word in this area, here are three categories of acne products for pregnant women – from those that are generally safe to use down to those that should absolutely never be touched.
Again, we want to stress that you should consult with your dermatologist and/or family doctor to confirm it’s safe to take even the products in this category while pregnant. That said, a few areas that are generally safer include:
Most doctors and dermatologists generally recommend against the following treatments, which you need specific approval from a medical professional to take while pregnant:
These medications should absolutely never be considered by pregnant women for acne under and circumstances:
If you are ever recommended these treatments by a friend or someone else who has had success with them in the past, stay well away. And as we’ve mentioned here several times, consult your doctor and dermatologist before beginning any new acne treatment, particularly any we’ve listed here.
For more on this or any of our skin care services, speak to the staff at the offices of Brian J Williams, MD, PC today.