Body hair — we all have it, but not all of us want it. A doctor or laser technician simply aims a beam of light at the area you want treated which sends heat down the hair shaft and straight into the follicle, either destroying the follicle or damaging it. Thankfully, this regrowth will likely be lighter and finer than it was before. That hair sprouting in weird places like your belly, boobs, face, or neck got you freaked out? This becomes especially noticeable during the third trimester.
Can I Get Laser Hair Removal While Pregnant?
Laser Hair Removal While Pregnant: Is It Safe? [Guide] | LaserAll
For others, hormonal changes in pregnancy may wreak havoc on the skin, causing acne outbreaks, melasma and other pigmentation changes, or just dull-looking skin. Generally, it is not recommended to receive laser treatments or other energy-based treatments such as HIFU or radiofrequency skin tightening during pregnancy. This is due to the lack of information regarding their effects on the foetus. Similarly, Botox and fillers are to be avoided as well for the same reason. Oral acne medication such as antibiotics and isotretinoin Accutane are an absolute no-no during pregnancy, as they can pass through the bloodstream to the developing baby and cause fetal malformations. Creams and lotions containing retinol or any of its derivatives are also to be avoided.
Laser Skin Treatment During Pregnancy?
Your body goes through an enormity of changes, which might include newfound skin sensitivities, breakouts and stretch marks. These symptoms often go hand in hand with excess hair growth around your belly, face and other unwanted places. Many clients ask us if these commoon side-effects of pregnancy can be treated while pregnant, especially with laser hair removal treatments or laser for skin and veins. Here we discuss whether it is safe to take part in these procedures.
And one of those hormonal changes is unwanted hair growth. But is laser hair removal safe while pregnant? What effects can laser treatment have on the body and, more importantly, the baby?