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botox alternatives for pregnancy?
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stephanie128
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Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:35 pm      Reply with quote
I am currently pregnant with my first child! I usually have botox, but have decided against having it whilst pregnant.

I was wondering if anyone had used it whilst pregnant or if anyone could recommend some alternatives to keep the wrinkles at bay!

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Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:52 pm      Reply with quote
An Acid Amino called Arginine is frequently in topicals which claim to work like botox in a topical form so perhaps that would be useful for you however I don't know if you can use it in pregnancy you'd have to check that out. Also during pregnancy you will find that your skin may go through a lot of changes anyway due to hormone fluctuations so try not to get too stressed about your skin and just enjoy being pregnant and the baby when it comes. Once you have had your baby you can then go back to using botox and it will no doubt undo all the damage that was done while you were without it but I'm sure that all your smile lines from being a new mum will only serve to enhance your beauty!
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Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:59 pm      Reply with quote
try frownies and congrats on your pregnancy
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Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:19 pm      Reply with quote
I think you want to look up Argireline and not Arginine.....Smile
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Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:24 pm      Reply with quote
Mythtern wrote:
I think you want to look up Argireline and not Arginine.....Smile


Opps ... Embarassed

Sorry about that spelling was never my strong point!

Thanks for that Mythtern, don't want to send anyone on a wild goose chase for something that doesn't exist!
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Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:52 pm      Reply with quote
I felt really weird posting that cause I don't like correcting peoples spelling...but when I saw the post I tried to find it on the net and realized the spelling error...LOL Smile
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Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:18 am      Reply with quote
Is argilerine ok to use during pregnancy? I'd be careful with that, too. Ask your doctor before using it. I remember when I was pregnant I was careful with everything including something I put on my skin since it can be absorbed in to the bloodstream.
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Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:34 am      Reply with quote
Congrats on your pregnancy! If I were you, I would be super cautious. Why not try facial exercises during pregnancy to prevent wrinkles? Very Happy
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Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:23 pm      Reply with quote
Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Could you go for a facial massage and explain that you'd like him/her to concentrate on relaxing the frown muscles? Don't forget to say that you're pregnant due to some oils being contraindicated during this time.

I know this might sound a little idealistic but every time you frown, tell yourself off a little, think of something funny, smile and consciously try to relax your face. It won't be the same as Botox but I have consciously trained myself not to frown with the glabellar muscle so it does work somewhat.

If you're going to be in the sun (and don't forget some sun is crucial for building strong bones for the baby) ensure that you wear sunglasses, a hat or visor to prevent the muscles contracting and making you squint.
Leave the rest of your body free of sun protection, particularly the abdomen for as long as you can without burning to get that crucial vitamin D for you and the baby.

All the best.

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