How does laser hair removal and pregnancy work together? Laser hair removal is one of the most effective way of removing unwanted body and facial hair with long lasting results. But if you’re pregnant or undergoing hormonal treatments you should stop laser hair removal for a number of different reasons.
Laser hair removal and pregnancy
During pregnancy as a result of the extra boost of hormonal activities you’re likely to produce more hair. And this may include areas where you never had hair before.
Currently there is no data and research to prove that cosmetic laser treatments are safe for your baby. For this reason most doctors advise against laser hair removal during pregnancy. As there’s no way to know how laser hair removal may affect expectant mothers and their babies; it isn’t likely that there’ll be studies on the topic anytime soon. Therefore you’re encouraged to stop laser hair removal as soon as you find out that you’re expecting.
IVF during your laser course
Cynosure specifically advises patient who are undergoing IVF to stop laser treatments before starting hormonal therapy. Because hormone treatments may compromise your laser results by stimulating extra hair growth.
Hair removal during pregnancy
As an alternative during pregnancy you can resort to traditional hair removal methods like shaving and waxing, that are safe for you and your baby. If you end up waxing or epilating during this period, please allow the hair to growth back before resuming with your laser treatments post pregnancy.
Breast feeding and laser treatments
At Skin Perfection, London’s award winning skin and laser hair removal clinic, you’ll receive expert advice that recommends to resume your treatment 12 weeks after you’ve stopped breast feeding. The 12 weeks period will allow your hormones to balance out. And ensures you can enjoy the full benefits of laser hair removal again.
To discuss your treatment plan before and after pregnancy, please contact your practitioner who will be able to answer any of your questions.
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