Pregnant women often ask if it is safe to receive injectables such as Botox or dermal fillers during pregnancy. Unfortunately, the FDA has not approved these treatments for pregnant or breastfeeding women. However, if you received Botox or dermal fillers in the early first trimester before you knew you were pregnant, it is highly unlikely that these cosmetic treatments will affect you or your baby in any way. Since more research is needed on the subject before knowing its true safety, it is generally discouraged to use filler during pregnancy.
At Parson Skin Center, we recommend that patients refrain from injectables during pregnancy for the safest course of action. While injectable-related side effects have not been proven, this is the best way to protect your baby. We know that the side effects of both Botox and fillers are minimal and include redness, swelling, and some bruising. However, no studies have been conducted on the safety of these treatments in unborn babies.
Therefore, it is not recommended to use Botox or fillers during pregnancy. In addition, many pregnant women already have enlarged lips, so opting for dermal fillers is usually not a good idea. Fillers tend to last longer than collagen-based fillers and are also often preferred because the results can be modified and corrected, if needed. However, there is no definitive data to support or refute the safety of injectable dermal fillers during pregnancy.
At Parson Skin Center, we understand that being pregnant can be exhausting and you may want a little lift with Botox or fillers. However, we recommend that pregnant women refrain from using these treatments until more research has been conducted on their safety during pregnancy.