Ask AMA: Pregnancy-Safe Treatments and Products at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the amazing women in your life than with a little self-care? At Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, we believe that every mother deserves to feel pampered, especially during pregnancy. That’s why we’ve put together this blog to discuss some of our pregnancy-safe treatments and products that are perfect for any mother-to-be. 

Pregnancy can wreak havoc on the skin with issues such as, dryness, breakouts, and hyperpigmentation. It’s important to take care of your skin while you’re pregnant, and you can do that… but with the right direction and precaution. In this article, we will take a closer look at services we offer that are safe for you to do while you are carrying your little bundle of joy! 


Our favorite treatment during pregnancy

The Geneo Facial Machine’s Glo2Facial is specifically designed to address skin concerns of pregnancy using gentle, pregnancy-safe products to leave the skin looking and feeling its best. Plus, the added relaxation and pampering can be a much-needed break from the stresses of pregnancy.

Glo2Facial by Geneo is a new facial machine we have at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics!

Other options for treatments that can be done during pregnancy

Dermaplane

Dermaplaning is a skincare technique that involves using a sterile surgical scalpel to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the face. It is a safe and non-invasive treatment that helps to smooth and brighten the skin’s appearance.

Is it safe for pregnancy?

Dermaplaning is considered safe for pregnant women. However, it is always best to consult with your healthcare provider before undergoing any cosmetic procedure during pregnancy.

Microneedling (with NO numbing cream)

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses a device containing tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin. This process stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, which leads to the production of collagen and elastin. Microneedling is commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. 

Is it safe for pregnancy?

Microneedling is a treatment that you can do to your skin while you’re pregnant, and it offers great benefits to your skin. However, it is always best to consult with your healthcare provider before undergoing any cosmetic procedure during pregnancy.

Glow and Go (Illuminize Peel)

The Illuminize Peel is a gentle chemical peel that exfoliates the skin, leaving it brighter and smoother. It is commonly used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

Is it safe for pregnancy? 

Our Illuminize Peel is safe for pregnant women, but you must have an OBGYN approval before we give you the treatment. It is always best to consult with your healthcare provider before undergoing any cosmetic procedure during pregnancy.

Diamond Glow Facial (with HA5 serum only)

The Diamond Glow Facial is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that uses a diamond-tipped wand to exfoliate the skin. The treatment is designed to improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone.

Is it safe for pregnancy?

The Diamond Glow Facial is generally considered safe for pregnant women when using the HA 5 serum only. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, it is best to consult with your healthcare provider before undergoing treatment.


Below are some pregnancy-safe products that you can use during your pregnancy.

ZO Gentle Cleanser

This cleanser is a soap-free, gentle cleanser that effectively removes dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

ZO Exfoliating Polish

This polish gently exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting cell renewal. It contains microbeads that are gentle on the skin and do not cause any irritation.

ZO Complexion Pads

These pads are pre-soaked with a solution that helps to exfoliate the skin, remove excess oil, and reduce the appearance of pores. They contain salicylic acid and glycolic acid, which are safe for use during pregnancy, but it is required to get your OBGYN’s approval before you use this product.

ZO Growth Factor Eye Serum

This serum helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles around the eyes. It contains growth factors that promote cell renewal and collagen production.

ZO Firming Serum

This serum contains peptides and antioxidants that help to firm and tighten the skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which helps to hydrate the skin.

ZO Illuminating AOX Serum

This antioxidant serum contains vitamins C and E, which help to protect the skin from free radical damage. It also contains green tea extract, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

This hyaluronic acid serum helps to hydrate the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is suitable for all skin types and can be used during pregnancy.

SkinMedica Lytera Pigment Correcting Serum

This skin brightening complex helps to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It contains vitamin C and niacinamide, which are safe for use during 

Obagi Vitamin C Serum

This serum contains vitamin C, which helps to brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is suitable for all skin types and can be used during pregnancy.

Obagi Elastiderm Eye Cream

This eye cream helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It contains bi-mineral complex and malonic acid, which help to promote the production of collagen and elastin.

Elta MD Sunscreen

This lightweight, non-greasy sunscreen is perfect for daily use, providing both UVA and UVB protection without any harsh chemicals.


Always double-check the ingredients and consult with your doctor before using any skin care products. Additionally, it is important to do a patch test before using a new product to ensure that it does not cause any allergic reactions or irritation.

Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, we believe that every mother deserves to feel pampered and cared for, especially during pregnancy. From pregnancy-safe skincare products to hydrating facials, we offer a range of treatments and products that are perfect for expectant mothers. So this Mother’s Day, why not treat the mothers (and mothers-to-be) in your life to a little self-care and pampering? They deserve it!