Botox is a powerful anti-aging treatment that, under normal circumstances, is quite safe.
However, because Botox contains a neurotoxin, it’s only natural to wonder, “Can I do Botox if I’m pregnant?” This is a common question, so let’s find out!
How Does Botox Work?
Botox cosmetic works via a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, which effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by causing injected muscles to stop contracting.
Once that happens, the skin relaxes and the result is smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.
So, What’s the Truth? Can I Do Botox if I’m Pregnant?
While Botox is a safe cosmetic treatment, it’s still a drug. And the truth is there has been no formal research with pregnant women to determine whether or not it will affect an unborn baby. In addition, there is no way to know if Botox affects breast milk.
This means it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid Botox until after your baby is born. It’s also best to wait until you’re done breastfeeding, as well.
What Happens if I’ve Had Botox Before I Found Out I Was Pregnant?
If you had an injection during the early weeks of your pregnancy, it’s not likely cause for concern. Botox is administered in very small amounts, and it doesn’t circulate through your body. If you’re truly concerned, have a conversation with your doctor.
When You Are Ready for Botox, Contact Generations Medical Aesthetics!
Our team of Botox experts prioritizes your safety. We certainly want you to look and feel your best but only when it’s safe to do so! If you’d like more information regarding your question, “Can I do Botox if I’m pregnant?” Please give us a call at 703-439-1104.
Don’t be discouraged because you can’t have Botox while pregnant, but look forward to the day when you can treat yourself!