Cosmetic Approach During Pregnancy

  • Luna Azulay-AbulafiaEmail author
  • Eduardo de Oliveira Vieira
Reference work entry
Part of the Clinical Approaches and Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology book series (CAPCD, volume 1)


Pregnancy is a very special moment for every woman, and some physiologic changes occur in her body, including the skin. Skin treatment can be necessary to control some disease that can begin or get worse during pregnancy, and dermatologists must know what can or cannot be prescribed during this period. Clinical and side effects of many different medicaments are well studied and when correctly indicated they can be used. On the other hand, few data about the benefits and the harmfulness of cosmetics and cosmeceuticals is available. This chapter will approach what is known about cosmetics and cosmeceuticals, the indication and the contraindication of these products during pregnancy.


Pregnancy Cosmetic Cosmeceutical Skin Nail Hair Fetus Embryo 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luna Azulay-Abulafia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eduardo de Oliveira Vieira
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Estadual do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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