Can you have Profhilo when pregnant? It’s a common question that we get on almost a daily basis here at bioremodelling.com.au.
In today’s quick tip, we discuss why you shouldn’t get Profhilo treatment when you’re pregnant and what you can do instead.
Note: If you’ve just found out your pregnant but you’ve had bio-remodelling (profhilo treatment) recently, don’t stress! We have some good news.
Is Profhilo Safe During Pregnancy?
Here’s the answer you’re waiting for and it’s a frustrating one… We just don’t know.
There has been a lack of studies done on this very topic, so the general advice is to hold off on treatment in a “better to be safe than sorry” scenario.
In 2013, a study mentioned: “There is a lack of controlled trials addressing the safety of cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and postpartum periods. It is advisable to delay elective cosmetic procedures until after the baby is born.”
What If I Just Found Out I’m Pregnant and Have Already Had Profhilo Treatment?
There’s no need to stress! Millions of women around the world have cosmetic injectable treatments and there’s a high chance that a certain percentage of them were pregnant and had no idea at the time.
Here are some reasons why it might be fairly low risk.
Local Injection Sites
Profhilo (hyaluronic acid) is injected locally and not into the bloodstream.
Other treatments may enter the bloodstream, which could be passed onto a fetus.
Bio remodelling treatment fillers are injected into a local site and not intravenously (in veins), which means it’s unlikely to enter into blood circulation.
Safe Ingredients & Quantities (hyaluronic acid)
The main ingredient used in Profhilo or traditional dermal fillers is a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid.
This is produced naturally by the body and is often referred to as one of the safest ingredients we can use.
The amount used is generally 2ml, which is a very small amount that stays local in the injection site.
For more information on Profhilo ingredients see the article: Profhilo Ingredients: The Complete Ingredient List
There Would Be More Evidence
With millions of women (unknowingly pregnant) having injectables around the world we would at least have some indirect statistics on the possibilities of problems during pregnancy.
Up until this point the research hasn’t been done but there has been no evidence to suggest it is unsafe.
You Feel Fine & Have No Swelling
Most people don’t realise that the main risk with injectables while pregnant is nothing to do with harming an unborn baby.
It’s actually what can happen to you!
Pregnant women are going through a large change and their hormones are all over the place.
By introducing Profhilo treatment (or dermal fillers) into the body we create an environment where there might be delayed healing or increased swelling.
An allergic reaction is also possible but extremely unlikely with hyaluronic acid as it’s not like other synthetic chemicals.
Can You Have Profhilo When Breastfeeding?
The general advice is not to have Bio-Remodelling treatment (Profhilo) during times of breastfeeding.
In the same scenario above with pregnancy, we have a lack of evidence and studies on this topic so it’s best to exercise caution.
Any type of cosmetic treatment can cause minor hormonal changes as the body needs to heal the injection sites.
If the body is concentrating on healing small punctures in the skin, it may be giving less effort to producing high-quality milk.
But again, we just don’t know.
Can I get Profhilo After The Baby Is Born?
While it is safe to have treatment options after the baby is born (if you’re not breastfeeding), it’s likely a better choice to wait 3-6 months (up to six months) so your body can recover from childbirth.
You’ll be going through a number of changes during this period so it’s better to rest up and focus on healthy habits, rather than cosmetic treatments like hyaluronic acid fillers.
What Are The Alternative Cosmetic Treatments?
We know you want to look your best at all times and cosmetic injectables are minimally invasive, but our recommendation is to focus on skincare creams only.
Do your research on the best types to use during pregnancy and hold off on the advanced clinical treatments for a while.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should hold off on any injectable treatment for as long as they can.
If you’ve had aesthetic treatments done while pregnant or breast feeding, you can rest assured knowing that the risk is likely low and there’s no evidence to say something has or will go wrong.
Moving forward, you should focus on creams only (for the skin’s surface) rather than dermal fillers or Profhilo injections.
We all have ageing skin and we all vary with skin types and skin tones, but one thing we have in common is we all want to restore firmness, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin laxity and collagen and elastin production.
We can achieve this youthful look with creams while pregnant (although not as well) and then once it’s safe to do so, we can start producing collagen again with our Profhilo treatments.
If you’re planning on getting pregnant and want to squeeze in one last session, make sure to check out our Bio Remodelling Locations Page to find a location near you.