Pregnancy can easily be called the most joyous and awaited phase of one’s life but given the hormonal changes the body goes through, it becomes a really hard time for some too. If however, you address these concerns at the right time, take the necessary precaution and take adequate care of yourself, these concerns can be addressed and the negative effects mitigated if not totally resolved.

At Kosmoderma, we understand the importance of this phase for you and we also know that how responsibly your concerns need to be handled since everything you take or every treatment that you undergo will have effects not just on you but your baby too.

Read on to know about the major concerns faced by pregnant women and the treatments that Kosmoderma has at offer.

Acne

Just like most side effects during pregnancy, acne or pimples are a result of increased hormone production in your pregnant body. Acne can be a very frustrating side-effect of early pregnancy, even though it is generally a good sign that hormone levels are shifting in the right direction.

Often low zinc levels are an underlying cause of acne, and low zinc can also slow the healing processes of your skin. The placenta is the highest source of zinc in the human body, so it is common for a woman’s reserve to be diverted to where they are most needed. For this reason, it is important to take zinc supplements during pregnancy to ensure adequate reserves. Vitamin C is also important to strengthen the immune system and prevent acne from getting infected, and drinking plenty of purified water is crucial for flushing out toxins.

There are quite a few medications that are prescribed for acne, which are NOT safe while pregnant – an example of one of those medications is Accutane. These medications can cause serious birth defects and complications. Do not take any medications or treatments without speaking to a dermatologist, who can give you important safety information.

Kosmoderma offers a Purity MediFacial designed by doctors for acne during & after pregnancy that is very effective and safe for both, mom & the baby.

Dehydration

Delivery and lactation can dehydrate the skin & make it look dull & lifeless. During pregnancy, your body needs more water to cope with the demands of your changing hormonal balance. Water is essential for healthy blood cells and to keep your body hydrated. Water is also a key component of breast milk, and essential for good lactation. Your body needs water to form amniotic fluid, produce extra blood volume, build new tissue, carry nutrients, help in indigestion, and flush out your wastes and toxins. (Baby’s, too!)

Drinking lots of fluids during pregnancy can work wonders, easing constipation (and therefore haemorrhoids), softening skin, flushing out toxins, reducing edema and decreasing risk of both urinary tract infections and preterm labor.

If the thought of all that water makes you grimace, don’t worry — you’re free to include other fluids. Milk, juice, soup, sparkling water, tea and coffee (decaf only!) all counts, and fruits and veggies even add to the tally.

In spite of all this, if your skin feels dehydrated and dull, we can help. Kosmoderma offers specially designed MediFacials for Hydration to replace the hydration lost during & after pregnancy.

Pigmentation

Pigmentation during pregnancy is commonly known as pregnancy mask. Melasma causes dark splotchy spots to appear on your face. These spots most commonly appear on your forehead, cheeks and neck and are a result of increased pigmentation. Skin can also get darker on elbows, knees & underarms.

When you become pregnant your body produces more hormones, which causes an increase in your pigmentation. Nearly 50% of pregnant women show some signs of the “mask of pregnancy”. It may fade over with time, after child birth but there is a chance of increase in these marks during different stages of pregnancy. During these stages, one may also form an apparent line running down towards the center of the abdomen all the way from the belly button to the pubic bone. Another line of pigmentation can also be found around perineum and genitalia areas.

To prevent “mask of pregnancy” from happening to you, you should wear a good sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 whenever you plan on being outside. You can also wear a cap to protect your face from the sun. Your skin is extra sensitive, and the sun increases your chances of these dark spots showing up on your face. Use of natural herbs will help decrease pigment production and control the skin patches.There are chances that this pigmentation can become deeper & darker if not taken proper care during pregnancy.

Let Kosmoderma guide you on skin care during pregnancy to avoid permanent damage to your skin. Even a MediFacial for Pigmentation specially designed for pregnant females helps reduce pregnancy mask safely.

Stretch mark Treatment after Pregnancy

Stretch marks appear when your body grows faster than your skin can keep up. This causes the elastin fibers under the skin to tear, resulting in stretch marks. In the nine months of pregnancy, a woman gains an average of 9- 12 kgs. It is ideal to stay within that range and more importantly try to gain it at a steady pace instead of in spurts. These are seen most commonly over the abdomen and breasts and also over the hips, thighs and legs.

It is quite difficult to completely prevent stretch marks from appearing, however, make sure that you gain weight slowly and steadily and keep your skin well hydrated with repeated application of a rich, moisturizing cream that keeps away any itching associated with the stretch marks.

Got them already?

Don’t worry, Kosmoderma is here to help. Speak to our expert dermatologists who can recommend a combination of micro needling and fractional laser treatments to help fade those marks away. Remember to seek treatment early, as it is easier to treat the red marks than the white ones.

Post – Pregnancy – Hair Fall Treatment

It’s the ultimate “kick me when I’m down” scenario: Your body is still recovering from having a baby, it doesn’t look the same and now your hair is falling out. Hair fall after delivery is a common condition, affecting up to 50% of women after child birth. Talk to our medical consultant if your hair loss is excessive. They can suggest if any further tests may be required and recommend simple, safe treatments to keep your crowning glory at its prime.

Get back in shape

Are you ready to get back in your pre-pregnancy clothes?

The path to a fitness after a pregnancy is long and tiring and that is why you need Expert’s help. From diet counselors and physicians who can advise you on your lifestyle, Kosmoderma is here to hold your hand when you falter. Speak to our team of physicians who can suggest from a range of non-surgical, safe and USFDA approved procedures for skin tightening and body contouring. The treatments are aimed at tightening saggy skin and reducing inches at your waist, as you bounce back after delivery.