Chemical peels & skin care are very common cosmetic procedures, especially in young woman of child-bearing age. A concern which always comes up is the timing of cosmetic treatments around breast feeding or pregnancy.
First, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies of chemical peels in pregnant or breast feeding women.
Second, the current recommendation is not to have any elective procedure, including Botox Cosmetic, chemical peels, and injectable fillers, if you are pregnant or about to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. If a patient becomes pregnant after treatment the potential risks, which have only been observed in animals for some medications, include abortion or fetal malformations.
A safe answer would be
- wait at least 4 months after your last treatment before trying to become pregnant.
- absolutely no cosmetic treatments while pregnant
- absolutely no cosmetic treatments while breast feeding
Speak to your Ob/Gyn about your concerns.