How soon after giving birth is it safe to inject Botox to the face?

Q:

I just gave birth one month ago, and am no longer breast feeding.  Is it safe to inject Botox to the face now?

A:

Even though botulinum injections are very safe and local injections, we are always concerned about the potential of affecting the newborn even through breast feeding.

If a patient chooses to breast feed I personally would not recommend such procedures until they are finished and then they can be resumed without any risk to the baby. I am not aware of any studies addressing this but the risk is simply not worth it.

J. M. Kenkel, MD

A:

Botox injections should be fine once you have completely stopped breast feeding.

M.M. Law, MD

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