Many of our female patients tell us that acne during pregnancy is a frustrating problem for them. Not only are many of these women having acne for the first time in their life, but they are unable to use many of the medications that are commonly used to treat acne. Dr. Schweiger explains that, “Many of the medications that are traditionally used to treat acne are not approved for use during pregnancy.”
So what can our female patients do during pregnancy? Though their options are limited, there are still many treatment options that are considered to be safe. A medication called Finacea, which is pregnancy category B, is often prescribed to women before and during pregnancy. In-office procedures such as medical facials, the Isolaz pore-cleansing and antibacterial laser and LED Light Therapy are generally safe for most pregnant women.
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