No Botox if You are Pregnant?
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Most expectant mothers know the basic rules of having a healthy pregnancy: eat well, get enough sleep, and avoid smoking and alcohol. But should “no Botox” be added to list?
While there is little research to prove that there is any risk to having Botox injections while pregnant, most obstetricians, cosmetic surgeons, and dermatologists advise against it.
Because of the hormonal and physical changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy, it is questionable if Botox will have its desired effect. Women gain and lose weight during pregnancy, thus wrinkles that someone may have had before pregnancy may not visible during the pregnancy.
After the baby is born, many patients wonder when they can resume their Botox injections. Most physicians say that Botox injections can resume immediately, as long as patients do not breastfeed their infants. It is understandable that women who regularly receive Botox injections would not want to postpone their routine for several months. However, they should remember that the health of their child is paramount, and there is no data to definitively prove that Botox is safe during pregnancy or nursing.
Botox will still be around after the birth of a child.
If you are interested in learning more about Botox and its benefits and risks, the dermatologists at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey would be happy to meet with you. Contact one of their offices today for a consultation.