Can I Get BOTOX® While Pregnant?
BOTOX has become a popular option to prevent and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is especially useful to smooth forehead wrinkles and the 11 lines between the eyes. However, many women wonder if it's safe to get BOTOX when pregnant. The FDA considers BOTOX a Category C drug, which means there are insufficient studies or research indicating whether or not it is safe for use during pregnancy. You might have to wait to undergo BOTOX injections until after pregnancy.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA offers BOTOX injections. He will conduct a skin evaluation to determine if BOTOX is right for you to soften and prevent wrinkles and lines caused by certain facial expressions. The nonsurgical treatment softens repetitive facial expressions to smooth the skin. The active ingredient in BOTOX is a special strain of type A botulinum toxin that stops the movements of facial muscles that control repetitive facial expressions, which lead to static lines and wrinkles on the face.
BOTOX Is not just used for facial wrinkles and aging. The injections are also frequently used for the following:
Ease migraine headaches
Slim and soften a square jawline
Ease teeth grinding
Improve a “gummy smile”
Who should get BOTOX injections?
BOTOX Is ideal for individuals who want to prevent or smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can ease forehead wrinkles and the 11 lines between your eyes. However, if you have deep wrinkles, you might want to consider a full surgical facelift or the use of BOTOX injections in combination with a dermal filler to get rid of the wrinkles. Dr. Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Orange County offers a variety of cosmetic procedures, such as brow lifts, blepharoplasty, and facelifts to help rejuvenate your appearance.
It is recommended to hold off on getting cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX injections, until after pregnancy.
Undergoing BOTOX injections
Dr. Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA conducts BOTOX injections as an outpatient procedure. Typically, the BOTOX injections are performed on the day of your first consultation with Dr. Motakef.
The team at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery will request that you make a series of facial expressions so they can better pinpoint the injection areas. You'll be asked to frown, smile, squint, and more. Dr. Motakef will usually place BOTOX injections between the brows, on the forehead, and below the eyes. The aesthetic team will clean the area then Dr. Motakef will inject the BOTOX using a fine needle. The entire BOTOX treatment takes only about 10 – 15 minutes. Many patients receive the injections before work or on their lunch break.
Schedule a BOTOX injection consultation in Anaheim Hills, CA
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX injections, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saba Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA. Dr. Motakef serves patients throughout Orange County. He will meet with you for an initial consultation and can then perform your first series of BOTOX injections.