As a first-time mother, you may be wondering if it's safe to have dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane while breastfeeding. Many medical professionals believe that the small amount of hyaluronic acid and lidocaine in these fillers should not have a significant effect on breast milk. Therefore, you don't need to worry about having Juvederm injections while breastfeeding. Juvederm is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body.
However, the FDA has not approved its use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Pregnant or lactating patients are usually not included in clinical trials. Although I wouldn't personally inject a nursing mother, I believe it is safe. The same goes for Juvederm, Restylane, and other dermal filler products.
No research has been conducted on the safety of Juvederm injections during pregnancy. Therefore, it is best to err on the side of caution and avoid taking any risks. Long-term studies have not been conducted with large numbers of patients to document the safety of these procedures in nursing mothers or children. There is no study that has evaluated the safety of Juvederm in women who are breastfeeding.
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