Pregnant or nursing?
Researchers don't purposefully give pregnant women medications in order to study what happens, so there are no studies to tell us what happens when pregnant women use a treatment. What we know comes from animal studies and women who have used acne treatments while pregnant.
During pregnancy, most dermatologists agree that you may use skincare products derived from sugar cane, such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, or other AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) products and peels. Most dermatologists also believe that over-the-counter cleansers that contain pyrithione zinc are fine. You could try one of these or use them both on alternating days.
Above all, we recommend reviewing everything with your obstetrician and following his or her advice.
Already a Curology patient?
If you become pregnant, let your Curology provider know immediately. We treat existing patients who are trying to conceive, pregnant, and nursing.
New to Curology?
We accept new patients who are trying to conceive. We do not accept new patients who are pregnant or nursing.