Pregnancy can go in different directions for different women – some think they look and feel their very best, while others struggle with their physical health (and in turn, their appearance). Both of these categories of pregnant women want to do what they can to maintain their appearance, or take steps to make themselves feel better. Women that have already been getting injectable fillers like Botox may feel the need to continue once pregnant, but they wonder if it is safe.
Botox During Pregnancy
It is important to note that there has been no real research done to determine if Botox is truly safe during pregnancy. During pregnancy, doctors also tend to evaluate risks in a different manner. They determine whether the benefits of any medical treatment outweigh the risks. Since Botox is a cosmetic procedure that is not medically necessary, it is not typically advised that women continue a Botox regimen while pregnant.
Another thing for pregnant women to remember is that pregnancy often creates a more youthful look due to the hormone influx and increased blood flow that may cause the face to glow. Women still unhappy with their appearance can turn to over-the-counter lotions and other options that are known to be safe during pregnancy.
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