Is Laser Hair Removal Safe While Pregnant?
If you are pregnant and expecting a baby soon or in multiple months, then LightToch Med Spa is here to say congratulations to you and your family! For those pregnant moms out there who have been going to regular laser hair removal appointments and that have recently gotten pregnant, you are probably wondering, “Is laser hair removal safe for me to do while I’m pregnant?” This is a very valid question and an important one to ask when you are trying to ensure the safety of your baby. At LightTouch Med Spa, we are not just in the business of providing our clients with quality cosmetic services in a high-end spa environment. We also like to provide our clients with plenty of information about the cosmetic services that we offer. That is why we have put together an article that shares some information about if laser hair removal is safe while pregnant. Read on to learn more!
Laser hair removal during pregnancy
Laser hair removal technology emits light energy to target the hair follicles at their base. Most clinics and medical spas advise that yu avoid laser hair removal appointments if you are pregnant mostly due to the lack of knowledge about how the laser treatment can affect the baby. To err on the side of caution. In addition, your body undergoes a proverbial circus of hormonal changes throughout pregnancy. These fluctuations can cause dark hairs to grow in areas that have previously been hair-free. If your goal is to laser away hairs for good, hormonal changes during pregnancy can delay achieving maximum results.
Can laser hair removal treatment cause infertility?
This is a common question that we get at our LightTouch Med Spa clinics by pregnant women looking for information. To date, there is no conclusive evidence that laser hair removal treatment can cause infertility in women. The laser technology used for laser hair removal penetrates just a few millimeters into the skin to target the hair follicle. The laser does not come anywhere near internal organs, in fact, laser hair removal technology has been cleared to use on some very sensitive spots on the body, including the bikini area.
Should I stick to manually shaving while I am pregnant?
Yet another question that we get by pregnant women at our LightTouch Med Spa locations: “Is it best for me to just stick to shaving manually while I am pregnant?.” Based upon non-conclusive evidence about the effects of laser hair removal treatments while pregnant, we can’t in good faith advise someone to go with a treatment that they are not comfortable with. Our professional nurse practitioners will most likely advise you to stick to manually shaving while you are pregnant instead of opting for a laser hair removal treatment. You can pick up your laser hair removal treatments after you have given birth and go from there! If you are already nervous and second-guessing yourself about the treatment while you are pregnant, then follow your gut and hold off until after birth. We will still be here for you!
If you are looking for more information about laser hair removal while pregnant, then we encourage you to get in touch with a LightTouch Med Spa representative today. Additionally, you can schedule a consultation at one of our spa locations in Milton, Oakville, Mississauga, Markham, Oakville, Waterloo, or if you are in the U.S.A, we have a spa located in Orlando, Florida!
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