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Botox, Fillers and Pregnancy

Botox and pregnancyWith pregnancy comes a list of things to avoid… For patients who are used to a regular botox or fillers treatment, the advice to stop treatments can be unwelcome. 

So what are the facts behind botox, fillers and pregnancy?

There have actually been very few studies on the matter.

Experts say that if a pregnant woman had botox or fillers in the early stages of pregnancy (before even being aware) the risk to the foetus is minimal, as botox is unlikely to circulate through the body at high enough levels to be harmful. However, the woman should wait until post-partum before having another injection.

Certainly, it is best to take a cautious approach and pregnant women are advised to stay well away from a host of medications. It’s also recommended that breastfeeding mothers avoid Botox and fillers until they have finished feeding their babies.

Certainly for cosmetic (anti-ageing) treatment, the use of botox and fillers is non-essential.

Unfortunately, pregnancy can take its toll on the skin, as the body’s hormones change drastically. This can mean unusually oily skin with outbreaks of spots or dry skin. Sleep lost to discomfort in the latter stages can also leave patients looking tired.

Non-Medication Alternatives

Being pregnant does not mean having to stop your regular beauty regime for 9 months, but it may need to be modified and perhaps it is time to look at the alternatives.

Quinn Clinics in Bristol offers non-invasive skin treatments that can be considered, such as microdermabrasion; which can help to keep the skin as smooth and clear as possible.

Consultations are with experienced aesthetic and general doctor Dr John Quinn, who can advise patients on the best option for their skin before, during and after pregnancy.

Quinn Clinics, Clifton, Bristol

To learn more about cosmetic treatments suitable for pregnancy, contact Quinn Clinics to arrange a private consultation with Dr Quinn.

The initial consultation with Dr John Quinn for cosmetic or medical skin treatments is £30.

Quinn Clinics believe that a quality consultation is the most important part of the process. There’s no obligation, so it’s a great opportunity to get some expert advice on your skin.

Call 0117 924 4592 or email info@quinnclinics.co.uk for further information.

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