I'm pregnant and need help. Are there any Botox alternatives that actually work?
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Botox during pregnancy
Thank you for your question lmorrison123. Congratulations! Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. The safety and efficacy of Botox has not been studied in women who are pregnant or breast feeding so we do not know the answer to your question. In such cases I recommend to my patients to err on the side of safety and wait until they are no longer breast feeding before receiving another Botox treatment. I tell my patients that daily sunscreen use and products containing hyaluronic acid may provide benefit. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
Deep Hydration Can Fake the Effects of Botox
Pregnancy can create skin care and anti-aging conundrums. All the typical go-to fixes become off-limits, and women often experience skin concerns related to their hormone fluctuations during this time, as well.
Here’s the good news: Deep hydration can fake the effect of Botox in the interim, and you can return to Botox once you’ve finished with pregnancy and/or breast feeding.
A good aesthetician can use serums and advanced technologies to plump the skin and significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Home-based follow-up care will also help maintain the effect. Layer serums and try a deep cream to seal in serums overnight. Don’t forget sunscreen to help preent damage during this time, as well.
Botox/Filler and Pregnancy/Breastfeeding
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As for Botox and Breast feeding, express your milk before the Botox injections. In theory only a vvvv small amount passes through breast milk, and in my opinion, it is safe. 8 Weeks and counting.
All the best
Dr Davin Lim
Pregnancy and Botox
Are there any Botox alternatives for during pregnancy?
Botox during pregnancy
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, Botox is contraindicated during pregnancy along with other neuromodulator injections. It is best to just take care of your skin by using sun screen and moisturizers. Congratulations on the pregnancy!
Botox and pregnancy
Botox alternatives during pregnancy
Obviously there are no studies; however, it's better to be on the safe side and avoid any potential risk to a developing baby.
The best things to do during your pregnancy is to protect your skin from the sun. You can pamper yourself with a facial, but I would not do any chemical peels.
Congratulations and enjoy the pregnancy glow. It's the safest thing to do.
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