Are you considering getting Botox injections while you’re pregnant? It’s essential to understand that Botox is regarded as a Category C drug by the FDA, meaning there have not been enough studies to determine its safety during pregnancy.
This article will delve into the safety concerns surrounding Botox injections during pregnancy and suggest alternative skin rejuvenation treatments that are safe for expectant mothers.
What is Botox and How Does it Work?
It involves injecting a neurotoxin into the skin to temporarily paralyze the muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
It has been around for over two decades and is a go-to treatment for many people looking to maintain a youthful appearance.
Botox during pregnancy: What You Need to Know
In animal tests, Botox was found to cause rodents to have babies with low birth weight, premature birth, improper development, or death. While we can’t be sure that the same would happen in human babies, the lack of evidence is enough for doctors to advise against using Botox.
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Alternatives to Botox during Pregnancy
These treatments include:
- Chemical Peels
- Laser Resurfacing
Aesthetic physicians at Looks Studio can recommend a customized treatment plan to help keep your skin looking its best throughout your pregnancy. However, it’s worth noting that Looks Studio performs Hair Transplant, PRP+, and Botox & Fillers only, and does not offer other skin rejuvenation treatments.
While it is not proven harmful to the fetus during pregnancy, it has not been proven 100% safe either. Expectant mothers should defer Botox injections until they have delivered their baby and finished breastfeeding. There are several safe alternatives during pregnancy, and Aesthetic physicians at Looks Studio can help you choose the best treatment plan for your needs.