Botox and Hyaluronic Acid Alternative During Pregnancy?

What can I use instead of Botox and Hyaluronic acid during pregnancy?

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Botox and Fillers during pregnancy

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Although there likely are no real issues with using cosmetic Botox or hyaluronic acid fillers from a theoretical perspective, why take the chance. Enjoy your pregnancy, don't add even a theoretical risk, and then get your fillers and Botox after your pregnancy (& after nursing) simply to be safe and not have any anxieties. Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

Uh How about nothing!

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Dear M

There will never be research to determine if these treatments are safe for pregnancy. General concerns regarding all cosmetic treatments also extends into the period until you baby is weaned (i.e. no longer breast feeding).

I think it is reasonable to have a consultation but it is not reasonable to have treated will pregnant or nursing. Is it safe to use sun screen during your pregnancy? This is a question best answered by your OBGYN.

Dr. Steinsapir

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Botox and Filler Alternative During Pregnancy...Enjoy the Glow

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Hi M,

Enjoy your natural "glow" of pregnancy and avoid any fillers and Botox until after you give birth.  Usually the slight weight gain should add a little volume to your face.  Good luck with your pregnancy, wishing you a healthy happy new little one.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

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You cannot use BOTOX if you're pregnant.

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Dear M,

Good luck with your pregnancy.

I would only recommend a barrier SPF30 (like micronized zinc oxide / titanium dioxide) which does not get absorbed in the blood.

Best regards.

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Safe treatments during pregnancy

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Good old-fashioned make-up will work well to help you look good for the next 9 months! After birth, you can continue with Botox and dermal fillers.

Andres Bustillo, MD, FACS
Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Hyaluronic acid during pregnancy

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Congratulations.  Most would avoid injectables of this nature while you are pregnant.  You can resume after you are done nursing. 

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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