27 doctors weighed in:
Is it safe to get botox treatments while i'm pregnant?
27 doctors weighed in

Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is listed as a catergory c drug by the fda which means it has been shown to cause problems in animals but that there is no data in humans.
My opinion is to avoid it in pregnancy.

In brief: No
It is listed as a catergory c drug by the fda which means it has been shown to cause problems in animals but that there is no data in humans.
My opinion is to avoid it in pregnancy.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No botox pregnant
Why risk anything with your baby's health? As pregnant women were not studied during Botox trials for fda approval, no one can approve its use in pregnant women.

In brief: No botox pregnant
Why risk anything with your baby's health? As pregnant women were not studied during Botox trials for fda approval, no one can approve its use in pregnant women.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not advised
All non-essential medications should be avoided during pregnancy.
The safety of Botox during pregnancy has not been established. Enjoy the beauty of pregnancy itself!

In brief: Not advised
All non-essential medications should be avoided during pregnancy.
The safety of Botox during pregnancy has not been established. Enjoy the beauty of pregnancy itself!
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: NO!
Botox injections should not be administered throughout pregnancy and lactation!

In brief: NO!
Botox injections should not be administered throughout pregnancy and lactation!
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Dr. Mark Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: NO BOTOX!
Not advisable.

In brief: NO BOTOX!
Not advisable.
Dr. Mark Schwartz
Dr. Mark Schwartz
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Don't Do It
Although it has not been studied specifically, it is not recommended to get Botox treatments while pregnant or breast feeding.
The little one comes first! hope you have a great pregnancy!

In brief: Don't Do It
Although it has not been studied specifically, it is not recommended to get Botox treatments while pregnant or breast feeding.
The little one comes first! hope you have a great pregnancy!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Would
Not do it or take that risk.

In brief: Would
Not do it or take that risk.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Don't
The only thing i would add here is that, while I do not offer Botox injections to patients who are pregnant, and i suggest you avoid it if you are or may be pregnant, if you find out later that you were pregnant when you had your Botox injections, i don't think you should worry too much about it as it is very unlikely that there will be any ill effects; it just hasn't been studied.

In brief: Don't
The only thing i would add here is that, while I do not offer Botox injections to patients who are pregnant, and i suggest you avoid it if you are or may be pregnant, if you find out later that you were pregnant when you had your Botox injections, i don't think you should worry too much about it as it is very unlikely that there will be any ill effects; it just hasn't been studied.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No Botox Or Dysport
As your ob/gyn will tell you, do not get injected with Botox or Dysport when you are pregnant.
The safety of your unborn child comes first. There are no safety studies that have been done and there will probably never be any done.

In brief: No Botox Or Dysport
As your ob/gyn will tell you, do not get injected with Botox or Dysport when you are pregnant.
The safety of your unborn child comes first. There are no safety studies that have been done and there will probably never be any done.
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dr. Lisa Kates
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Dr. Seema Patel
don't use xeomin or fillers
Dr. Lisa Kates
I agree Xeomin is in the same category as the 2 other mentioned products. It was FDA approved this past summer, and was a available for the last few months, but last week cosmetic sales were halted for up to a year.
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO
Botox or the xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) new Botox are not safe in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

In brief: NO
Botox or the xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) new Botox are not safe in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: You Shouldn't
Though no studies have been done that show harm from botox, most doctors won't treat women who are pregnant or breastfeeding because it is an elective treatment and the long-term effects on the fetus/baby have not been studied.
For more on Botox see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/non-surgical-procedures/botox/

In brief: You Shouldn't
Though no studies have been done that show harm from botox, most doctors won't treat women who are pregnant or breastfeeding because it is an elective treatment and the long-term effects on the fetus/baby have not been studied.
For more on Botox see: http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/non-surgical-procedures/botox/
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
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