I'm a 30-ish mother who plans to have another baby. I am seriously unhappy with the wrinkles around my eyes. I was considering having Restylane or some other type of facial injection to treat these lines. I don’t feel comfortable asking my physician if I should wait until after giving birth to give myself a wrinkle erasing.
Wait Until After Pregnancy for Restylane?
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Cosmetic injections before pregancy
From your question it sounds like you are really wondering if someone as young as you should consider dermal fillers such as Restylane (It should be obvious that you wouldn't do anthing during pregnancy). If it is wrinkles around the eyes, Restylane is probably not the first option. Usually this area manifests "crow's feet" which are due to hyperactivity of the muscles around the eye. These respond very well to Botox or Dysport. You are younger than average for this but a consultation should sort it out.
As long as you are not pregnant now, it is fine to have Restylane.
1) You should not have any unnecessary medications or products while you are pregnant. But as I understand your question, you are planning to have a baby in the future.
2) In that case, it is safe to have fillers now.
3) Restylane may not be the best thing for you, so make sure you talk to a good dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
4) You should feel comfortable asking your doctor anything!
Consult with a specialist...
When treating crow’s feet, the best option isn’t’ Restylane, but instead Botox.Crow’s feet are the result of contractions of the orbicularis oculi muscles and for this reason Botox is a much better option than dermal fillers.
Obviously these treatments shouldn’t be undertaken during pregnancy, but there’s no need to wait until women have completed child bearing.Treatment should be individualized based on the patient’s specific needs.This has less to do with patients’ age and more to do with the patient’s anatomic findings.
If you’re considering treatment of facial wrinkles, it’s important to consult a specialist in this area.This specialist should be able to formulate an appropriate treatment plan that addresses your concerns.
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Wait Until After Pregnancy for Restylane
If the wrinkles around the eyes are bothering you, you should consider Botox or Dysport to relax the muscles around the eyes. Fillers in the eye area require a consultation and examination to see if you are a candidate. This should be done before your pregnancy, as it is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women. Restylane typically lasts about 6 months, other hyaluronic acid products can last up to 1 year. You don’t need to wait, you just need to select a product that will last throughout your pregnancy.
Restylane and Pregnancy
While it it is not recommended to take unnecessary medications while you are pregnant, restylane treatment can be done safely if you are just considering another child. You should find a reputable injector who can honestly evaluate if you need a treatment.
Filler before pregnancyi
Up to you!
To me, it sounds as if you are considering pregnancy but are not yet pregnant. Correct? If so then it is perfectly safe to have any injections NOW. But once you are pregnant you will not be able to repeat the injection until after you give birth. My advice, enjoy it while you can, savor its benefits, have a baby, than start up again when the stress and wrinkles kick in!
Restylane and pregnancy
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