(Closed) laser hair removal and pregnancy…

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
10635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Purple_Bride:  I’ve never heard that you can’t get it, but I’ve never asked.  Hormones can affect hair growth though, as well as how much you swell.

The place I go to recommends not going during your period due to the pain/swelling.  I actually purposely go when I’m not taking my BCP (around the time I get a withdrawal bleed) as more of my hair is in the active growing phase so it’s more effective.


Post # 4
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I read in one of the various pregnancy books I am reading not to get laser while pregnant.  Didn’t give a reason it just said to get waxed instead.  I think if there is any chance of harming your baby it seems silly  and quite selfish to get it done anyways.

Post # 5
1834 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Purple_Bride:  I just finished a round of 6 laser treatments and didn’t purchase 6 more because I won’t have time to complete them before we start TTC. What my technician told me is that you’re not supposed to get it done while pregnant or breastfeeding because your hormones are different which results is more hair growth. This means that the laser treatment would not be very effective. She didn’t mention anything about the laser being bad for the baby. 

Post # 6
2153 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

There just aren’t any studies on it to say it’s safe/not safe. I also highly doubt it had anything to do with your miscarriage from what I do know about laser, being nothing more than pulse light. But we also don’t know why it destroys hair follicles, how it removes tatoos, it just does. There we do known it’s generally avoided because if the numerous reports of it not being effective during pregnancy, due to hormonal changes. Kim kardashian is one who reported that yge hair she had lased away returned after pregnancy. 

I disnt think pregnancy would have a huge effect on my skin and hair but it has. I have nearly no hair fallout (on my head) and my skin is much more sensitive and elastic feeling…also I practically gush blood at the tiniest nick in my bikini area. Just saying…maybe this is something you should consider resuming after pregnancy. It would be a nice part of your regime to get yourself looking fabulous naked. 




Post # 8
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m pretty sure it has to do with hormonal changes. When the place I went to was having trouble getting my treatments to take, they asked me a bunch of questions about things that would cause fluctuations in hormone levels.

Post # 9
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

i think it can cause darkening of the skin, though I don’t think there is enough research out there. Shame because my pregnancy is making me have a little happy trail I’m just dying it blast off! Lol

Post # 10
422 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wouldn’t bother anyways. I had just completed all 12 rounds of my laser hair removal right before I got pregnant…and now you would never even know I had it done. Pregnancy hormones cause everything to go completely wacky as far as hair growth. Waste of money for me!

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