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I Had Chemical Peel and I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, Would This Affect my Baby?

I Had Chemical Peel and I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant, Would This Affect my Baby?

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It it was a mild peel with no down time, these are generally exceptionally mild.  They often are based on fruit acid and are unlikely to be of a concern.  The same can not be said for stronger peeling agents like phenol.  I am aware of no study looking at the relative safety of chemical peels and pregnant women.  Consultation with the obstetrician is appropriate.


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