Can You Get Botox During Pregnancy?

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By Dr. Marisa Garshick | Updated on Nov 28, 2023
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It’s not recommended to get Botox during pregnancy.

The use of Botox hasn’t been studied in pregnant people, so the overall risks haven’t been fully evaluated, especially for cosmetic use. That said, in some cases where some individuals have received Botox prior to knowing they were pregnant, no fetal malformations were reported1 .

If you’re concerned about wrinkles during pregnancy, it’s best to speak with a board-certified dermatologist about any other potential treatment options that may be safe for pregnancy. Alternatives include moisturizing creams or serums containing hyaluronic acid, which may have a plumping effect to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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  1. J C Morgan, S S Iyer, E T Moser, C Singer, and K D Sethi"Botulinum toxin A during pregnancy: a survey of treating physicians"Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol. 77, no. 1Jan 16, 2006, pp. 117–119https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2117417/.


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Can You Get Botox During Pregnancy?

 Marisa Garshick Profile Photo
By Dr. Marisa Garshick | Updated on Nov 28, 2023
Image for article Can You Get Botox During Pregnancy?

It’s not recommended to get Botox during pregnancy.

The use of Botox hasn’t been studied in pregnant people, so the overall risks haven’t been fully evaluated, especially for cosmetic use. That said, in some cases where some individuals have received Botox prior to knowing they were pregnant, no fetal malformations were reported1 .

If you’re concerned about wrinkles during pregnancy, it’s best to speak with a board-certified dermatologist about any other potential treatment options that may be safe for pregnancy. Alternatives include moisturizing creams or serums containing hyaluronic acid, which may have a plumping effect to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Pregnant woman holding her stomach on a bed with a plant in the background

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  1. J C Morgan, S S Iyer, E T Moser, C Singer, and K D Sethi"Botulinum toxin A during pregnancy: a survey of treating physicians"Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol. 77, no. 1Jan 16, 2006, pp. 117–119https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2117417/.


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