Are You Able to Use a Derma Roller While Pregnant
When you are pregnant, your first concern is that whatever you are doing is safe for your pregnancy. One of these concerns is whether or not you can use any type of skin needling technique while you are pregnant. Some women want to continue using skin needling for its anti-aging benefits, or some other skin condition. However while a woman is pregnant, she is often concerned with using needling to prevent and treat those inevitable stretch marks.
Stretch marks are very common over the course of one’s pregnancy, as your stomach expands to accommodate the growing child. The stomach may be the primary area of concern for pregnant women, but there are other areas of concern including the thighs and breasts. Stretch marks on the breasts are also a concern after having your child, especially if you are nursing.
So is Microneedling Safe While Pregnant?
One of the first things that you should know is that dry needling is perfectly fine during any stage of your pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Dry needling refers to the process of using a dermaroller without using any other products applied to the skin, including lotions and creams.
Why can’t you use the White Lotus creams and lotions when using this treatment? The answer really lies in the fact that there hasn’t been enough testing to be sure that this is safe for your unborn child. As a result, we find that it is best to err on the side of caution.
Other websites may claim that their products are 100% safe, but the fact is no one knows if this is true. No company in the world has conducted the large scientific random controlled trial required in order to say their cellulite cream or other skin care product is safe for pregnant women to use with micro needling.
After you have given birth and finished breastfeeding, you can begin use the serums and other products to reduce the appearance of these scars and stretch marks. White Lotus has products that are specifically made for stretch marks, especially the White Lotus Stretch Mark Pack.
This is a highly effective treatment that can reduce the occurrence of any stretch marks as they appear. In fact, by treating your stretch marks while they are still red you will notice quicker results. This can also be a great way to help your skin recover more quickly after you have given birth, allowing it to tighten faster.
Most of these stretch marks will be found on your abdomen and thighs. These tend to be thicker, which means that you should use a 1.0mm dermaroller for your derma roller stretch marks treatments. If you have a 0.5mm roller, you can use that but you will notice results a lot slower. For best results, you should use 6 microneedling sessions which should be done 2 weeks apart in order to get the maximum effectiveness.
- Wrinkles, sagging and the signs of aging
- Scars & Scarring
- Stretch Marks
- Hair Restoration
- Short Term
- Long Term
- Face and neck
- Hands, Decolletage or chest.
- Thighs or Abdomen
- Other or a combination of the above
- Sensitive or allergy prone skin
to be taken through to your concern type
Microneedling C-section scars
What about derma rolling C-section scars? If you had a caesarean done, you will notice unwanted scars. Needling can be an effective treatment for this, but you will want to get the doctor’s approval to ensure that it is safe to do. The outer part of the skin may be healed from this, but there may be damage still underneath this. You need to be fully healed in order to use this treatment. You should also follow the instructions provided with the dermaroller on how to use a derma roller on the stomach.
As well as assisting stretch marks dermarollers can be used to help assist cellulite, which can often worsen during and after pregnancy. The dermarolling treatment helps get rid of cellulite by repairing the collagen matrix of the skin which becomes stretched when the underlying fat cells expand. Assisting healthy collagen production like this can create new smooth skin on all skin types. You can combine the clinic or home microneedling treatments with cellulite cupping during pregnancy for even better results.
Derma rollers are safe to use when pregnant. The only concern is what products you can use with dermarolling as dermarollers dramatically increase product absorption. The best and safest way to perform skin needling while pregnant is to only do dry needling which is the use of a dermaroller without any dermaroller creams or serums.
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