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Is Juvederm Safe During Pregnancy?

Is Juvederm Safe During Pregnancy?

Once you become pregnant, a lot of things you may be used to, or don’t even think about, should be avoided until that baby’s out in the world and eating strained peas from a jar. Anything from obvious no-nos, like alcohol and caffeine, to less obvious things such as Vitamin A and oxybenzone (often found in sunscreen), could prove harmful to your still-growing bundle of joy.

So, is something like skin care out of the question?

It’s definitely advisable not to start any new treatments or procedures while pregnant, as your body is in a constant state of flux, and you never know how your body might react to any new stimuli.

What’s safe to use while there’s a bun in the oven?

That said, you don’t need to totally abandon the possibility of skin care during your pregnancy. Hyaluronic acid, a chief ingredient found in injectable fillers like Juvederm, isn’t considered harmful since it’s something the body produces anyway, and some doctors even recommend it during pregnancy – dry skin is a common problem among pregnant women, and hyaluronic acid supplements help skin attract and retain moisture.

But what about Juvederm injections? Well, they’re not necessarily dangerous – due to its large molecular size, hyaluronic acid is not systemically absorbed, and thus very unlikely to reach your baby. But it might be wise to err on the side of caution until your pregnancy is over – after all, your baby’s well-being is your first concern. Your surgeoncan give you a better idea if it’s safe for you to get an injection while pregnant or breastfeeding, or what alternatives are available in the meantime. Don’t hesitate to set up a consultation if you have any questions.

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Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien create elegant, natural results with each surgical procedure or non-surgical treatment they perform. "Quality outcomes," as they say. Their goal is not to make their patients look different – they strive to make them look better, never overdone or obvious.

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