26 Oct | 2015
26 Oct 2015
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During pregnancy, you want to do all you can to ensure you and your baby stay as healthy as possible. Many people wonder if it’s safe to get BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Is Botox Safe During Pregnancy?

BOTOX COSMETIC® is an injectable product that helps prevent wrinkles and restores a youthful glow. BOTOX COSMETIC ® treatments are quick, low-risk, and completely non-surgical. BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments are also used to aid patients with hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating in the armpits and palms.

Is it safe to get BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

The concerns surrounding BOTOX COSMETIC® treatment and pregnancy/breastfeeding would of course be that some BOTOX COSMETIC® could enter the bloodstream and affect the fetus or breast milk.

BOTOX COSMETIC ® is injected locally and should stay in the area where it is injected. However, there is no research or tests to determine yet if BOTOX COSMETIC® has any effects on pregnant mothers, fetuses, or nursing babies.

The most common answer is to err on the side of caution and avoid BOTOX COSMETIC®, or in fact any other injectable or cosmetic procedure during pregnancy or breast feeding. Most plastic surgeons advise against injecting BOTOX COSMETIC® during pregnancy and breast feeding, simply because there is insufficient research.

When it comes to the health of your baby, it is best not to take any chances. Doctors recommend waiting until after your pregnancy, if you are not breast feeding, or after you are done breast feeding.

That being said, there have never been any negative side effects reported when it comes to BOTOX COSMETIC® use during pregnancy or breast feeding. If you have had facial cosmetic injections during pregnancy or breast feeding, there is no need to panic!

Pregnancy and new parenthood are exciting, joyful times. There will be many things to think of, and you will find that the time flies by until you are able to get BOTOX COSMETIC® treatments again.

If you have any questions regarding pre-or-post-natal cosmetic procedures, contact your doctor or plastic surgeon. They are well-qualified to answer your questions!

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