Can I have Injectables When Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

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At the Manse we do not perform injectables while patients are pregnant or breastfeeding

At The Manse clinic, we do not perform injectables while patients are pregnant or breastfeeding.

This may be straightforward to some, but to others who see their skin changing during this special time and life experience, it can be difficult and stressful.

There are no ideal studies that could ethically be performed to test the secondary
effects of clinical treatments, either injectable or dermal-skin treatments, the potential risks to both mum and bub far outweigh the need for aesthetic treatments.

Any additives, products or active ingredients used to perform clinical-based treatments
could be absorbed into the mother’s bloodstream and transferred to the baby.

Skin, which is the body’s largest organ, is put under a huge amount of pressure to transform
itself to create a new human.

Skincare boosting is a lower risk option, and will also help support your skin recovery and restoration post-pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Pregnancy-related issues

There are many pregnancy related aesthetic and skin issues, which include

  • Darkening of the skin, dark belly stripes (linea nigra)or even melasma
  • Lightening spots or patches
  • Oiliness of hair or skin
  • Increased water and blood volume swelling and possibly varicose veins
  • Redness and capillary formation
  • Weight gain and, as the skin stretches, developing striations (stretchmarks)
  • Skin tag formation
  • Mole or granuloma growth
  • Dryness or rashes
  • Acne
  • Sensitivity
  • Sallowness
  • Hair where there was never hair before
  • Hair loss

Skincare can treat and help some of these issues above. Correct advice can help you develop long-term skin gains, as well.

Skincare recovery plan

It is important to have a skincare plan for during pregnancy and breastfeeding, to aim to minimise skin issues and to treat them early.


We advise to not use retinol or other vitamin A topicals including tretinoin, during prgnancy or breastfeeding

Always be honest with your injector

Performing clinical treatments always contain risks, and those risks may be increased during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Please always disclose whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding with your practitioner