Botox is a prescription drug that is injected into the muscles and is most commonly used to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It may also be used to treat chronic headaches, urinary incontinence and excessive sweating, but is it safe to use while pregnant?
“It’s a no-brainer,” plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon says. “I wouldn’t do Botox, fillers, laser treatments or any unnecessary local anesthetics while you’re pregnant.”
Because there is no information as to whether prior Botox injections affect pregnancy, OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson adds that it’s important for women to tell their doctor if they’ve had the procedure done. “We’ll survey the pregnancy really carefully, just to make sure there’s nothing going on, i.e. early ultrasounds and things like that,” she notes.
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