Laser Hair Removal after Giving Birth
Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, some people will experience intense growth of hair in places where the hair had been removed via laser hair removal method.
After the baby is delivered, some people will have the hair that had grown as a result of the hormonal changes falling off while others will need to go through another laser treatment to get rid of the unwanted hair.
A woman who wishes to go through a laser hair removal treatment should wait until she gets her monthly period as this will be proof that the hormones have gone back to normal. Others would want to wait until they are done with breastfeeding before getting a laser hair removal treatment.
Once the pregnancy and the breastfeeding hormones cease to be active in a woman’s body, the hormones will be as they were and she will have her smooth and hairless body back.
The safety of laser hair removal on the infant who will be breastfed after a laser hair removal has not been established. It would be advisable to wait until the baby has stopped breastfeeding and you can get on with the laser hair removal.
There is also a possibility of the hormonal changes as a result of breastfeeding affecting the results of the laser hair removal treatment. It may lead to a higher intensity of hyperpigmentation which will make you look not-so-good. The process may also not produce great results due to hormonal changes.
Instead of having a process that may not turn out as good as you anticipated, you can ask your aesthetician for alternative ways you can be used to have the hair removed. Such methods include waxing whose outcome will not be altered by hormonal changes.
The numbing creams that will be used during a laser treatment are absorbed into the bloodstream and they may end up reaching the baby through breastfeeding. Though the amount of the numbing cream used is small, with time the concentration may rise to the level where it will not be safe for the baby.
The baby may also develop allergic reactions as a result of the numbing cream ingested through breastfeeding. To avoid this, you should exercise some patience and wait until the baby is old enough to stop depending on breast milk as only then can you be assured that your baby is safe.
When laser hair removal is done immediately after birth, it may lead to cramps if it is carried out on the lower abdomen or the thighs.
The treatment while breastfeeding may also lead to changes in the production of melanin which will make the laser treatment very painful.
A professional aesthetician will not agree to carry on with a laser hair removal treatment on you if you are breastfeeding. If they take the risk and hyperpigmentation occurs in its severity, a lawsuit would follow and this will ruin the reputation of the spa. If you find out that an aesthetician is quick to agree to have the process done, she does not know the risks involved and you should not trust such a person.