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    I feel like I made a mistake and had dermal fillers injected in my face. This was very selfish of me. What I had injected was Juviderm ultra plus and Voluma. I am breastfeeding my 4 month old and having strong regret and basically panicking. I should not have done this and put my baby at risk. I don’t want to stop nursing but will if it’s safer for her.
    Everything I have read is that there is no evidence if it’s transferred to my milk and to baby. So it’s a big question mark. And I feel guilty every time I feed my baby. It says that this absorbs over time. Where does it absorb? Is this harmful to my baby? Any insight on this would be much appreciated. I know I can have Hyaluronidase injected to dissolve this but is that risky? Thank you very much for your time and would appreciate your input.

  • #2
    Can anyone help me with this question? Please


    • #3

      Dermal fillers are few and most of them are resorbed over time and have to be replaced. Most are derivatives of Hyaluronic acid, which is a normal constituent of human tissues.

      Below is a nice article detailing all the current types of dermal fillers. I don't think any of these pose a problem for mothers and their breastfed infants. Most would be resorbed over many months and pose NO problem an infant.

      Tom Hale Ph.D.

      Am J Clin Dermatol. ([url][/url]) 2015 Aug;16(4):271-283. doi: 10.1007/s40257-015-0135-7. Dermal fillers: an update.

      Ballin AC ([url] _uid=26081021[/url])1, Brandt FS ([url] _uid=26081021[/url])2,3,4, Cazzaniga A ([url] or_uid=26081021[/url])2. Author information ([url][/url])


      Injection of dermal fillers is the second most frequent nonsurgical cosmetic procedure performed in the USA. Dermal fillers are an option in the treatment of volume deficiency, scars, and rhytides; facial sculpting; facial contouring; and augmentation of specific anatomical sites such as the lips. The number of injectable dermal fillers available on the market increases yearly. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons should regularly review treatment options to provide patients with safe and effective filler options. This paper extensively reviews the properties of the available fillers, such as their rheology, longevity, and adverse effects, and how these properties affect the choice of filler agent for a particular patient or a particular site. Also, trends in dermal filler injections are discussed. PMID: 26081021 D


      • #4
        Are dermal fillers safe for pregnant women?

        I'm now 6 months pregnant and I want to do dermal filler treatment. Would that be okay? I really need some advice. Thank you!
        Last edited by KyleLyons; 01-11-2021, 03:15 AM.


        • #5

          I see no complications, but its just not realistic to use something like this while you are pregnant.
          The best advice for pregnant moms to to avoid all medications if possible except those prescribed by your doctor.

          Tom Hale Ph.D


          • #6

            I am thinking of doing facial fillers. Any recommendations for that?


            • #7
              Fillers are generally fine. Most are slowly absorbed over many months and are no problem to a breastfeeding infant.

              Tom Hale Ph.D.


              • #8
                Due to their shifting pregnancy hormones and the effects of pregnancy, pregnant and lactating women should avoid Botox and fillers as they can interfere with blood flow and produce edema (or swelling). You guys must read medically approved articles and books as you can read ([url][/url]) about botox or lip filler. The reason pregnant and breastfeeding women shouldn't get Botox or fillers (according to the FDA) is because of their fluctuating pregnancy hormones. It can cause issues with blood flow as well as swelling. In other words, it might cause issues for the mother—not the baby.