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Laser Hair Removal: Tips, recommendations and pregnancy

 Laser Hair Removal: Tips, recommendations and pregnancy

Laser Hair Removal: Tips, recommendations and pregnancy
Laser Hair Removal

 Laser Hair Removal: Tips, recommendations and pregnancy 

Laser hair removal aims to prevent hair growth in some areas of the body where hair growth is undesirable for cosmetic reasons, or motivated by the treatment of excess hair, as laser treatment works to prevent hair growth by damaging its own follicles.

Most often, both men and women go for laser hair removal from several areas of the body, such as: chest, back, legs, armpits, face, upper thighs, and other areas.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment is based on targeting melanin cells, which works on the disintegration of hair follicles, and delayed the growth of new hair in the area exposed to the Rays.

It is important to know that laser treatment does not guarantee an absolute cessation of hair growth, however, it helps to significantly lighten the amount of hair that grows.

Risks of Laser Hair Removal

The laser hair removal procedure is associated with some risks and side effects, such as the following:

  • Scars.
  • The skin peels off.
  • Blisters appear on the skin.
  • Burns of the skin.
  • Hyperpigmentation.
  • Redness of the skin.
  • Hypersensitivity to touch and sunlight.
  • Swelling.

Before laser hair removal procedure 

A preliminary session with the doctor is held before the treatment, where the dermatologist agrees with the patient on the areas to be treated according to the type and color of the skin, hair color and thickness, as well as the wishes of the person himself.

The doctor makes sure that there are no reasons that prevent the person from undergoing laser treatment, such as taking some medications, such as acne medications, sometimes some tests are performed, such as blood tests to check the levels of hormones in the blood; to make sure that hair growth is not the result of a rise in their levels.

Before starting the treatment, the hair should be shaved in the area to be removed from it, with the need not to use other means of hair removal, such as plucking, wax, thread.

Tips Laser Hair Removal
Tips Laser Hair Removal

During the procedure

Laser Hair Removal includes many steps, it also comes:

  • Lubricate the skin of the area to be treated with ointment for local anesthesia, especially in sensitive areas such as: armpits, upper thigh, face, back, chest.
  • Passing the laser device on the surface of the skin in the desired area, which causes damage to the hair follicles as a result of the heat gained from the Rays.
  • Laser Hair Removal Treatment takes only a few minutes, but several sessions are needed to remove the majority of the hair in the area, depending on the quality of the hair, as thick or thick hair needs a larger number of treatment sessions.

After the procedure

After the Laser Hair Removal Treatment, the patient can go home, and it is advisable to avoid sun exposure during the first days after the treatment, and wear protective clothing.

Laser Hair Removal for pregnancy and damage

Laser Hair Removal for pregnancy
Laser Hair Removal for pregnancy

Are laser hair removal techniques safe in pregnancy?

 And what exactly is the damage of the laser to the pregnant?

Some women may want to have laser hair removal during pregnancy, especially since body hair may begin to grow more intensively during pregnancy in light of the hormonal changes experienced by the pregnant body, but is this type of procedure safe for the pregnant woman and her fetus Here are the most striking details about the laser damage to the pregnant:

The truth about laser damage to pregnant women

In fact, there are no human studies to date that have touched on the effect of hair laser on pregnancy and how safe it is; both for the pregnant woman and for her fetus. 

Therefore, in light of the paucity of scientific information in this regard, experts recommend avoiding lasers during pregnancy completely, at least until studies confirm the safety of lasers in pregnancy or deny it for sure, and if a pregnant woman wishes to undergo laser, it is preferable to postpone laser sessions for postpartum.  

It is also recommended that a woman completely avoid lasers, either during pregnancy or after it, if any of the following applies to her: 

  • Being infected with genital herpes, or constantly exposed to the appearance of oral ulcers.
  • Currently or previously diagnosed with skin cancer.
  • She has keloid scars.

What is the harm of Laser Hair Removal for pregnant women?

Although it is still being researched and studied, possible laser damage to pregnant women may include the following:

1. Skin color imbalance 

Among the laser damages for pregnant women and for various categories in general, it may stimulate an imbalance of skin pigment levels temporarily in certain areas of the body, and this imbalance may appear in the form of the following: 

  • Hyperpigmentation: which appears in the form of dark areas of the skin. 
  • Hypopigmentation: which appears in the form of light skin areas relative to their surroundings.  

It should be noted that hormonal changes in pregnancy may make women more prone to the appearance of pigmentation in this period of her life without even undergo a session of Laser Hair Removal, hyperpigmentation and this may raise the degree of sensitivity of the skin, which may make laser sessions to more painful and less effective. 

2. Oil of 

Can be induced to undergo a session of laser hair removal in the appearance of the expenses, this type of damage to the laser for pregnant and non-case, a phenomenon not very common, but if a woman have dark skin when you may be more prone to the appearance of expenses. 

3. Burns 

Burns are a possible complication of laser hair removal sessions, but the chances of Burns may increase when the skin is exposed to the laser during the months of pregnancy, due to the hormonal changes that a woman's body undergoes throughout pregnancy, which may affect the skin and its sensitivity.  

What may make it worse is that the mentioned hormonal changes may slow down the pace of recovery from burns after they occur, which may make burns caused by laser sessions stick to the skin for a longer time if the victim is a pregnant woman. 

4. Other damages 

Possible laser damage to the pregnant woman can also include the following: 

  • Skin irritation, redness and swelling, and although these symptoms may be minor for a non-pregnant woman, they may be more severe for a pregnant woman due to the high sensitivity of a woman's skin during pregnancy.  
  • Infections or infections, such as: herpes infection. 
  • Scars are often temporary, in rare cases they may be permanent.
  • Painful cramps, especially when using a laser on the lower abdomen or thighs. 
  • Possible complications for the fetus. 

Cons of undergoing laser in pregnancy 

In addition to the laser damage to pregnant women that we mentioned earlier, undergoing laser hair removal sessions in pregnancy may not be a wise decision due to some of the obstacles and disadvantages that pregnancy may impose on a woman's body, such as:  

  • The high degree of skin sensitivity, especially in certain areas, such as: the chest, and the sensitive area, which may make laser sessions more uncomfortable.
  • The difficulty of the pregnant woman's free movement, especially in the last months of pregnancy, which may reduce her ability to take the appropriate positions that may be required by the laser session to be able to remove hair from different areas of the body.
  • woman's increased need to use local anesthetic ointments due to the high degree of sensitivity of her body to the laser, and these ointments are not safe for the fetus.  

How to prevent laser damage to pregnant
How to prevent laser damage to pregnant

How to prevent laser damage to pregnant?

The main step to avoid any possible damage to the laser for the pregnant woman and her fetus is to avoid the laser completely throughout the months of pregnancy, and if a woman begins to undergo laser sessions after childbirth, the following is recommended: 

  • Consult a doctor without delay if there are any signs of infection or inflammation of the skin after the laser session.
  • Use sunscreen on the skin without negligence between laser sessions. 
  • Wait for a period of 3 months after childbirth before starting to undergo laser hair removal sessions; until the hormonal levels in the body have returned to their normal range. 

If a woman insists on undergoing laser hair removal sessions during the months of pregnancy, it is preferable to consult a doctor first, and if she is allowed to do so, it is preferable to avoid certain areas of the body during the sessions, such as the following areas: abdomen, sensitive area, breasts.  

Alternative hair removallaser for pregnancy?

After we touched on the fact of laser damage to pregnant women, here are some alternatives to hair removal that may be safer during the months of pregnancy: 

  • Haircuts for hair.
  • Waxing hair removal.






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