“Your doctor or dermatologist may recommend a prescription medication you apply to your skin (topical medication) or take by mouth (oral medication). Oral prescription medications for acne should not be used during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester.”
The good news is BIOSKINFORTE has no side effects and is the strongest product for natural acne treatment during pregnancy. It is based on a naturally occurring immune serum and botanical ingredients that are compatible with living cells.
The Mayo Clinic Staff also says: “Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better.”
The good news is BIOSKINFORTE starts working to reduce acne breakouts and heal acne cysts and pimples immediately, and you will begin to see visible results quickly.
Why would your hormones cause acne during pregnancy and what works for acne treatment during pregnancy?
Two things conspire to cause breakouts: hormone surges, of course; and an increase in the amount of toxic fluids your body retains.
Hormones are responsible for the maturation of the oil glands in our skin. This is why children do not experience acne.
The specific hormone that is targeted to reduce sebum output is progesterone.
Progesterone is more androgenic (male hormone-like) than estrogen and causes the secretions of your skin glands to increase. After the first trimester, progesterone is produced by the placenta and not the ovaries, so acne usually clears up after this time.
Problem is too much sebum leads to either of two problems:
a) a strong outflow of sebum through the sebum ducts to the surface, which may injure the cells lining those ducts and your body responds with inflammatory precursors and swelling, or
b) sebum hardening which also injures the cells lining the ducts . The hardening is caused by an imbalance in the proportion of fatty acids of the omega 3 and omega 6 type in your diet. You should be eating foods that contains more omega 3, like fish and some vegetable oils, at least during pregnancy.
An increase in the amount of fluids your body retains causes acne because these fluids contain toxins, which attract water and expand leading to “pinched off” sebum glands and hair follicles (OUCH!!) and thus sebum flow to the surface of the skin is blocked and you get zits.
Nutritionists are always telling us of the value of antioxidants — they mop up free radicals. This is basically what a detox diet does; it’s full of antioxidant foods to get rid of the toxins. If you put the right fuel in, you can expect dramatic results. A diet rich in antioxidant foods will help reduce acne.
Is Acne Treatment During Pregnancy Different Than At Other Times?
Acne treatment during pregnancy is not different than at any other time as you may understand when considering the root causes of acne.
Why You Should Avoid Drugs As An Acne Treatment During Pregnancy
During pregnancy elevated hormone levels can bring a variety of skin changes, including severe acne. Severe acne can be treated through topical remedies such as our BIOSKINFORTE or with prescription drugs such as Accutane, Retin-A, and Tetracycline BUT the drugs cannot be used by pregnant women or women trying to conceive
What are these drugs?
Accutane: is a prescription medication that is taken orally to treat acne. The generic name for Accutane is isotretinoin.
Retin-A: is a prescription cream that is applied to the skin to treat acne. The generic name for Retin-A is tretinoin.
Tetracycline: is an antibiotic taken orally to treat acne and respiratory infections.
What are the precautions?
Accutane:(Category X Drug Rating by the FDA): According to the Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS), approximately 25-35% of infants born to women exposed to Accutane during the first trimester of pregnancy showed a pattern of birth defects. This pattern includes cranio-facial defects, heart defects, and central nervous system defects. There also is an increased risk of miscarriage and infant death associated with use of Accutane during pregnancy.
Retin-A: (Category C): According to OTIS, less than 10% of Retin-A passes into the mother’s blood stream and less than that reaches the baby. Even with these findings, Retin-A still carries warnings of use by women who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy. In this case it is best to discuss treatment with your dermatologist and other health care provider.
Tetracycline: (Category D): According to OTIS, tetracycline appears to cause some inhibition of bone growth and discoloration of teeth in a fetus. Therefore, taking tetracycline should be avoided, at least during pregnancy and after the child is born if you are breastfeeding.
Erythromycin is the only antibiotic regarded as being safe in pregnancy, but it may not be very effective as many skin bacteria are now resistant to it. However, it’s probably better to avoid all medications during pregnancy if possible.
Hormonal acne is seen mostly in women due to the natural cycles a woman goes through, such as menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Because of this, doctors sometimes prescribe low-dose birth control pills and/or androgen receptor blockers to reduce acne blemishes by keeping androgen hormone levels steady
Androgen receptor blockers currently in use include spironolactone, cyproterone acetate, and flutamide, but their use during pregnancy is contraindicated
Flutamide is not indicated for use by women. Flutamide is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that it is known to harm an unborn baby. Do not take flutamide if you are pregnant. It is not known whether flutamide passes into breast milk. Do not take flutamide if you are breast-feeding.
Warning: Do not breast-feed while taking Spironolactone.
Spironolactone is a steroidal androgen receptor blocker inhibition or androgen expression inhibitor that can help reduce acne breakouts when used in small doses.
Spironolactone has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Animal studies at the maximum human dose showed feminization of male fetuses during early pregnancy and indications of endocrine dysfunction in both male and female offspring during late pregnancy that persisted into adulthood.
Severe Acne Treatment During Pregnancy Should be Supervised by a Dermatologist
Severe acne tends to be hard to control, and almost always requires powerful systemic medications or therapies in addition to topical treatments. And medications can only be prescribed by a Doctor.
We thus recommend an URGENT visit to a dermatologist so that you are prescribed medications that will arrest the deep infection going on inside your skin: the boils and deep cysts that may also have to be drained out by minor surgical procedures.
Safe Acne Treatment During Pregnancy
Our acne cream BIOSKINFORTE, for severe acne treatment, is the strongest natural formulation in the market designed to treat severe acne on the face and body. It addresses all the root causes of acne, and is a solution that does not create any side effects whatsoever.
The good news is that unlike “acne medications” BIOSKINFORTE starts working immediately and can be used for severe acne treatment during pregnancy.
BIOSKINFORTE acne treatment cream is an alternative to drugs in the fight against cystic acne. It can also be used in conjunction with isotretinoin drugs and during and after pregnancy. It hydrates and strengthens the skin and has no side effects.
Severe Side Effects of Medications
If you are taking isotretinoin drugs (brand names Accutane®, Roaccutane®, or other) for cystic acne treatment and you are still experiencing active acne you do not have to wait until acne is no longer active to start treating acne scarring. You can use BIOSKINCARE safely while on isotretinoin or retinoid drugs. It will strengthen your skin and still dissolve scarring.
BIOSKINCARE can be used in conjunction with isotretinoin both to get rid of acne scars and to relieve the side effects associated with the dryness and thinning of your skin that the acne drug causes.
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