Pregnancy comes with a lot of restrictions, and one of the most common questions asked at Parson Skin Center is whether it's safe to receive injectables such as Botox or dermal fillers during this time. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Injectables and dermal fillers are not approved by the FDA for pregnant or breastfeeding women, and there is a lack of information on the potential risks and side effects. Sonia Batra states that there is no safe way to inject Facial Fillers during pregnancy, as none of them have been studied in pregnant women.
At Parson Skin Center, Dr. Greenwald advises against having these procedures during pregnancy. While injectable-related side effects have not been proven, this is the safest course for women who want to protect their babies. If you received Botox or dermal fillers in the early first trimester before you knew you were pregnant or because of a lack of FDA approval, don't worry.
It's highly unlikely that these cosmetic treatments will affect you or your baby in any way. Pregnancy also means that you may need to give your lips a break during this time. Many pregnant women already have enlarged lips, so opting for dermal fillers is usually not a good idea, especially if you prefer fillers that are durable. Most dermal fillers last 6 to 12 months, but dissolving the filler before that time is also an option. In conclusion, considering safe beauty, it's generally recommended that patients refrain from injectables during pregnancy. While there haven't been extensive studies on the use of facial filler during this time, it's best to err on the side of caution and avoid them altogether.