Laser Hair Removal On Teenagers And Pregnant Woman, Risks?

Changes in hormones during pregnancy may increase hair growth around the belly, nipples and other unwanted places. If you don’t tweeze or shave the excess hair will usually fall off after the pregnancy.

There are no studies that evaluate the safety of laser hair removal during pregnancy. Many health providers advise avoiding laser hair removal during pregnancy because of the lack of information about the effects on the fetus.

Why laser hair removal can be risky during pregnancy?

During pregnancy body becomes more sensitive, so it may develop an adverse reaction to the laser beam. There are a lot of theories about the effects of laser on the fetus, but hardly any of those carry any registered evidence. While some state, it’s safe, there are a lot of doctors that advise against.

The best thing is to avoid laser hair removal till after the childbirth. The laser can cause pain, irritation, redness, leading to further skin problems.

It’s necessary to avoid increase of stress to the body. If you do decide to have laser hair removal treatments avoid abdomen, lower back, breasts and bikini area.

Is Laser hair removal safe for teenagers?

The accepted minimum age to begin with laser hair removal can be as young as 14 years old, although most experts recommend waiting until teenagers go through puberty and after females begun their menstrual cycle. Females should be hormonally stable and shouldn’t have a medical condition such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

In teenage years hormones are changing rapidly, so the results may be temporary. It’s more likely that person will need more treatment resulting in higher costs.