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Safety of Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures During Pregnancy.
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PMID:  24164677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Safety of cosmetic procedures in pregnant women has not been extensively studied. Maternal and fetal health risks are important to consider in any procedure performed. With the increasing popularity of cosmetic procedures, dermatologic surgeons will be faced with scenarios necessitating knowledge regarding the safety of such procedures during pregnancy. Furthermore, dermatologic surgeons may inadvertently perform cosmetic procedures during the first trimester, before the patient is aware of the pregnancy.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety of cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
METHODS AND MATERIALS: A literature search of PubMed and Google Scholar was conducted of all English-language articles published from 1960 through 2012.
RESULTS: Definitive recommendations on the safety of procedures such as chemical peels, injectables, fillers, and most laser therapies during pregnancy cannot be made. The safety of onabotulinum toxin usage is well documented in the neurology literature, although isolated events of miscarriage have been reported with high doses of toxin in women with a previous history of miscarriage. Carbon dioxide laser therapy for genital condylomas has considerable evidence supporting its safety during pregnancy.
CONCLUSION: There is a lack of controlled trials addressing the safety of cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and postpartum periods. It is advisable to delay elective cosmetic procedures until after the baby is born.
Authors:
Kachiu C Lee; Kaveri Korgavkar; Raymond G Dufresne; H William Higgins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1524-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Dermatoepidemiology Unit, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island.
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