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Our Master Injector Has the Advice You Want on Cosmetic Injections

Everyone keeps talking about the coveted “pregnancy glow,” but you’re just not feeling it. Before your baby was on board, you were visiting a master injector for cosmetic injections that made you look and feel amazing – but what about now? Can you get BOTOX® and dermal fillers when you’re pregnant?

What Are the Main Ingredients in BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is a neuromodulator that temporarily blocks your ability to make deep and dramatic facial expressions that cause wrinkles in areas like your forehead, between and around your eyes, and around your mouth. Its key ingredient is produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and in the correct dose it’s one of the safest cosmetic treatments available.

Are BOTOX® Treatments Harmful for My Body

BOTOX® is a wonderful anti-aging treatment and is well tolerated by almost everyone. As a matter of fact, BOTOX® treatments were originally used to treat an eye disease called strabismus (also known as crossed eyes). When researchers were testing this treatment, they noticed how it reduced wrinkles between the eyes.

Most people only experience adverse side effects from BOTOX® treatments when they choose to receive their injections from inexperienced providers who don’t prepare treatment according to FDA standards or are not experts in facial anatomy. That’s why it’s always important to get your cosmetic treatments from a master injector.

Injections with BOTOX® safely wear off over a certain period of time, so your master injector should have a customized schedule on hand to maintain your results.

What About If I’m Pregnant – Can I Get BOTOX® Injections?

There have been no formal studies on the effects of BOTOX® while you’re pregnant. The FDA considers BOTOX® a Category C drug, which means the risks to pregnant women are greater than the benefits. The master injectors at Cosmetic Laser Centers recommend waiting until after you’re done breastfeeding to schedule BOTOX® treatments.

Tell Me About Dermal Fillers – How Do They Work?

Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is something your body produces naturally to keep your skin moisturized, youthful, and lifted. As you age, your HA production depletes, and you might notice things like thinner lips and sagging cheeks. When dermal fillers are injected, the HA draws collagen and moisture into the treated area. Your results are smoother, brighter, and have more voluminous facial features.

Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® fillers are two of the most popular dermal fillers available. They have a special product for each area of your face. Only a master injector can accurately decide which product is right for your aesthetic goals and give you a natural look to enhance your beauty.

Are Dermal Fillers Bad for My Body?

Dermal fillers are a very safe way to rejuvenate your facial features, and can even correct a dimpled chin or crooked nose. HA is long-lasting and is well-tolerated by most people. You might experience a little temporary swelling after your injections, but this side effect disappears quickly with no further treatment.

As with BOTOX®, most adverse effects are seen when you don’t use a master injector for treatments. An inexperienced provider might use too much product. This can lead to uneven facial features, and you’ll need a solution called hyaluronidase to dissolve the filler, which only an experienced medical provider can use accurately.

Some people are allergic to other ingredients in Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® fillers. Be sure to discuss your complete health history with your provider, so they can recommend other dermal fillers like Sculptra®, which is made from another ingredient produced by your body called poly-L-lactic acid.

So, Can a Master Injector Provide Me With Dermal Fillers While I’m Pregnant?

Like most other injectables, dermal fillers have not been tested in pregnant women. However, the reason most experts advise against dermal fillers during pregnancy is not because they will cause harm to your unborn baby. It’s because the hormones racing through your body cause large fluctuations in water-retention and swelling. This can cause your dermal fillers to move out of place and interfere with your results.

How Can I Pamper Myself When With a Baby on Board?

Though it may not seem like it, chemical peels are a good way to regain your glow and feel refreshed during those tough months of pregnancy. All you need to do is avoid peels that have high concentrations of salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid (TCA), because there is a small possibility these ingredients might be absorbed into your bloodstream.

Another way to refresh tired skin while pregnant is the Geneo™ Facial. This three-in-one facial is the latest advancement in skincare and is safe for everyone. It visibly plumps and restores skin volume for a healthy, youthful glow. Even better, this treatment is ultra-customizable, so you can be sure your results will be stunning.

Our Master Injectors Can Help You Bounce Back After Having Your Baby

At Cosmetic Laser Centers, we know how important it is to feel like yourself again after pregnancy. When you schedule a consultation with our master injectors, we can hand-tailor a plan to rejuvenate you from the inside out. From BOTOX® to dermal fillers, our passionate team is here to help you through your journey.

It doesn’t stop with anti-aging treatments, either. Call us at (724) 269-2893 or send us a message online to ask how you can slim your baby belly with CoolSculpting, a remarkable non-invasive body sculpting method that permanently destroys fat!