This can cause irritation, breakouts or scarring on the skin, which is most sensitive during these 9 months. It's generally safe to have a facial treatment during pregnancy, as long as you avoid aggressive treatments, such as microdermabrasion and certain types of chemical peels, which can do more harm than good. Because your skin is very sensitive now that you're pregnant, “microdermabrasion can cause irritation, breakouts and uneven results,” says Renée Rouleau, famous esthetician and founder of Renée Rouleau Skincare. However, gentle facial scrubs, such as crushed apricot kernels or bamboo beads, followed by a deep moisturizing mask (think avocado or yogurt) are a safe and relaxing option.
You may need to skip the lips and cheeks while pregnant or breastfeeding, as fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and Perlane are not recommended. The safety of cosmetic dermatological procedures during pregnancy has not been established, so for now, experts say that it is best to avoid them.