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Do prenatal pills really make skin clearer and hair grow?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: They can

Your body requires certain vitamins and minerals for proper metabolism and for maintenance of healthy tissues.
If the vitamins are filling a deficit in your diet, they will potentially have the effects you are questioning.

In brief: They can

Your body requires certain vitamins and minerals for proper metabolism and for maintenance of healthy tissues.
If the vitamins are filling a deficit in your diet, they will potentially have the effects you are questioning.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Somewhat

Prenatal vitamins are those vitamins that help cellular replication, and with a growing fetus, these vitamins can sometimes get used up.
There is also rapid cellular replication in the skin and hair, and so taking these vitamins will help skin and hair. However, if you already have adequate levels of these vitamins, you probably won't see much difference.

In brief: Somewhat

Prenatal vitamins are those vitamins that help cellular replication, and with a growing fetus, these vitamins can sometimes get used up.
There is also rapid cellular replication in the skin and hair, and so taking these vitamins will help skin and hair. However, if you already have adequate levels of these vitamins, you probably won't see much difference.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
Answer assisted by Aaron Stupple, Medical Student
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Allison Greco
General Practice

In brief: No, hormones do!

The hormones that are responsible for maintaining pregnancy (estrogen and progesterone) are what cause changes in your skin and hair. When you deliver, your skin will most likely return to normal, and you may experience some hair loss.

In brief: No, hormones do!

The hormones that are responsible for maintaining pregnancy (estrogen and progesterone) are what cause changes in your skin and hair. When you deliver, your skin will most likely return to normal, and you may experience some hair loss.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
Answer assisted by Allison Greco, Medical Student
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