Pregnant women have to take care of a lot of things, in order to avoid any complications and to keep their yet-to-be-born infant healthy. Another latest addition to their list of most-avoidable things could be Botox and various other anti-wrinkle treatments. Such products are believed to have an adverse effect on an un-born infant, which could lead to the child being born with birth defects.
Botox and Dysport are both made with botulinum toxin Type A. Supposedly Botox can be used for treating blespharospasm or spasm of the eyelids, cervical dystonia or grave neck muscle spasms, and even severe primary axillary hyper-hydrosis or excessive sweating. However Botox is mainly used in anti-wrinkle treatments.
The Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia says that Botox should be used in moderation in order to prevent the development of any drastic ill effects. They have apparently instructed their physicians to avoid Botox usage on women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and even on glaucoma and neuromuscular disease patients.
Dr. Gabrielle Caswell, from the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australia, says that, “Botulinum toxin should not be prescribed to pregnant women and we advise our members to strictly follow these guidelines. Botulinum toxin has a long history of efficacy and a robust safety profile; however there are some circumstances, such as during pregnancy, breastfeeding, glaucoma and neuromuscular disease where it is not an appropriate medication.”
The Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia has reminded their members to abide by the national guidelines regarding Botox usage. They state that Botox usage is to be avoided during pregnancy, due to its potential ill-effects on an individual.
Women, especially pregnant women before considering undergoing any Botox cosmetic beauty treatment should take an expert’s advice on the same. These women are also recommended to undergo such treatments, if approved by an expert, from a registered and a recognized institute. Pregnant women should keep this in mind that they have to account for both, their own well-being as well as their un-born child’s well-being. Beauty treatments are not worth ruining your child’s future.