28 doctors weighed in:

Is it safe to do botox while pregnant?

28 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
9 doctors agree

In brief: Please Don't

Although it has not been studied specifically in humans, 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: Please Don't

Although it has not been studied specifically in humans, 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
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
8 doctors agree

In brief: No studies

No fda clinical studies conducted on pregnant women so it's not really known what would happen but not advisable to use during pregnancy since there are no studies proving its safety.
And since it's cosmetic there's no reason to take any chances during pregnancy.

In brief: No studies

No fda clinical studies conducted on pregnant women so it's not really known what would happen but not advisable to use during pregnancy since there are no studies proving its safety.
And since it's cosmetic there's no reason to take any chances during pregnancy.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No Botox or Dysport

The simple answer to this question is no.
According to the package inserts, injections with either Botox or Dysport is contraindicated during pregnancy. The safety of the unborn baby is of utmost importance during your pregnancy.

In brief: No Botox or Dysport

The simple answer to this question is no.
According to the package inserts, injections with either Botox or Dysport is contraindicated during pregnancy. The safety of the unborn baby is of utmost importance during your pregnancy.
Dr. Lisa Kates
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No botox pregnant

Avoid Botox if you're pregnant.
Don't chance anything on your baby for an elective cosmetic treatment. That said, there have been no reports of which i'm aware that conclude that babies born to mothers who had Botox had problems. It hasn't been studied so no one can approve it.

In brief: No botox pregnant

Avoid Botox if you're pregnant.
Don't chance anything on your baby for an elective cosmetic treatment. That said, there have been no reports of which i'm aware that conclude that babies born to mothers who had Botox had problems. It hasn't been studied so no one can approve it.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

The research has not been performed, and for good reason.
Nobody wants to risk a child's health and development for the cosmetic benefit of the mother. It is not recommended that you have Botox treatments while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Don't risk it.

In brief: Unknown

The research has not been performed, and for good reason.
Nobody wants to risk a child's health and development for the cosmetic benefit of the mother. It is not recommended that you have Botox treatments while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Don't risk it.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Robert Stroup
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not tested

The safety of Botox during pregnancy has not been tested or proven.
Therefore, for the safety of the fetus, it is recommended that women not use Botox during pregnancy.

In brief: Not tested

The safety of Botox during pregnancy has not been tested or proven.
Therefore, for the safety of the fetus, it is recommended that women not use Botox during pregnancy.
Dr. Robert Stroup
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Dr. Rimma Finkel
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: We don't know

Botox during pregnancy has never been studied and there is no answer to this question.
The best answer is to avoid anything that may be harmful if you can. Since Botox is unproven to be safe during pregnancy, it would be best to avoid it.

In brief: We don't know

Botox during pregnancy has never been studied and there is no answer to this question.
The best answer is to avoid anything that may be harmful if you can. Since Botox is unproven to be safe during pregnancy, it would be best to avoid it.
Dr. Rimma Finkel
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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably

I have injected several patients during their first trimester, second trimester, and third trimester of pregnancy and they all had full term pregnancies with normal childbirth and healthy babies.
There are no studies that prove Botox is safe in pregnancy but i don't think it's unsafe either. I have no problem injecting people who are pregnant.

In brief: Probably

I have injected several patients during their first trimester, second trimester, and third trimester of pregnancy and they all had full term pregnancies with normal childbirth and healthy babies.
There are no studies that prove Botox is safe in pregnancy but i don't think it's unsafe either. I have no problem injecting people who are pregnant.
Dr. Bob Ourian
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Refrain

Although , Botox has been used on children and adults for cosmetic and non-cosmetic problems, it has not been studied on pregnant woman.
Hence, it is best to refrain from using it during this time period.

In brief: Refrain

Although , Botox has been used on children and adults for cosmetic and non-cosmetic problems, it has not been studied on pregnant woman.
Hence, it is best to refrain from using it during this time period.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Probably, but 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: Probably, but 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
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Dont

Wait until after you deliver.

In brief: Dont

Wait until after you deliver.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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