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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by pineapplesage in Austin
Photofacials using intense pulsed light are safe to have while you are breast feeding. We use cold air, not an anesthetic cream, so nothing is absorbed into your body. Make sure you use sun protection, since pigmentation occurs more commonly after a pregnancy.
Dear Pineapplesage Congratulations on the birth of your baby. Photofacial in itself (exposure to intense light on the face) is probably perfectly safe while breastfeeding. However, there has never been and there will never be a study on its safetly. The big problem with having photofacial while breast feeding is the topical numbing cream that is used on the face to make the procedure comfortable. These products are absorbed through the skin and will enter the breast milk. A small amount of...