What Science Says

As of now, there have been no clinical trials done with the purpose of determining if Botox is safe during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.  While there’s not enough evidence to claim that Botox leads to fetal harm, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Take a break from injectable dermal rejuvenators until your bundle of joy is born.

Healthy Alternatives

Pregnancy doesn’t mean that you have to let your skincare regimen fall to the wayside. There are other ways that you and your dermatologist can work together to keep that healthy glow long after the baby is here.

Pregnancy hormones have a tendency to increase the sensitivity of your skin. Pregnant women are more prone to breakouts, rashes, and issues with pigmentation. Continue to use sunscreen daily as pregnancy hormones make you more susceptible to darker patches known as melasma, which is triggered by sun exposure.

  1. Eat, drink well and continue to moisturize. Dehydrated skin produces more oil, leading to more breakouts. Eating plenty of antioxidant-loaded leafy greens, like spinach, can also help minimize inflammation.
  2. Keep up your skincare routine, but check with your dermatologist about which specific products are safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.  It’s easy to get wrapped up in preparing for your newborn. Don’t do your skin a disservice by sleeping in makeup or not applying plenty of sunscreen.

Keeping your skin healthy during pregnancy means beautiful skin after the baby is here! Your providers at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute are here to help you with your skin care concerns.