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Can I Get Laser Hair Removal While I’m Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Posted by MySkin Clinics, 18 March 2020

Pregnancy is a beautiful time; a time during which a woman’s body undergoes many changes. Some of these changes are welcome – such as stronger nails and ‘glowing’ skin – and some of these changes are not so welcome. It is common for pregnant women to experience excess hair growth in unwanted areas, and understandably want it removed. Although the pain of waxing might not be something you’d jump at while enduring some of the other aches and pains associated with pregnancy, at MySkin Clinics we do recommend waiting until you have finished breastfeeding to start or re-commence Laser Hair Removal treatments.

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How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser Hair Removal targets hair follicles in areas where hair growth is unwanted. During treatment, an intense pulse light is focused on the follicle in order to incur damage that will prevent future hair growth. Although Laser Hair Removal is not a dangerous procedure and the application of pulse lasers has not been shown to affect more than the top layers of skin, at MySkin Clinics we do not recommend undergoing laser hair removal during pregnancy.

Will Laser Hair Removal Affect My Baby?

While there is no link connecting Laser Hair Removal to negative effects on pregnant or lactating women, there is likewise no evidence to guarantee it is a safe treatment method during this time. This vital lack of information regarding the effects of Laser Hair Removal on the foetus should beget caution. Because we cannot guarantee your total safety – nor that of your child – we will not perform Laser Hair Removal while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are troubled by excess hair growth during pregnancy, we recommend more temporary hair removal solutions such as waxing and shaving. Once you have given birth and finished breastfeeding, we are happy to re-commence your Laser Hair Removal sessions where we left off. View our pregnancy safe treatments here.

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When Can You Have Laser hair removal After Pregnancy?

In the scheme of things, pregnancy doesn’t last for long. This time – with all its associated bodily changes – should be enjoyed as much as possible while it lasts. Laser Hair Removal can wait until after pregnancy. We recommend waiting until after you finish breastfeeding to worry about excess hair, as we cannot guarantee Laser Hair Removal will be an entirely safe removal method. However, if you would like to rid yourself of excess hair during this time, we recommend temporary hair removal methods such as shaving and waxing in the meantime.

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