Can laser hair removal be done during pregnancy?

The laser energy will generate heat energy, causing damage to the hair follicle tissue, thereby preventing hair growth. In theory, laser hair removal is not harmful to pregnant women and fetuses. However, during pregnancy, the level of hormone secretion of pregnant women will have relatively large changes. Laser hair removal requires many times to complete. If the doctor cannot accurately to operate, and the pregnant woman is nervous during the operation or other unpredictable factors, complications may lead to miscarriage. Therefore, for safety reasons, it is best not to use laser hair removal during pregnancy.

It is worth mentioning that the current popular photon hair removal and freezing point hair removal also belong to the category of laser hair removal, and the principle is the same as laser. For example, photon hair removal uses strong pulsed light, which will produce radiation and affect the fetus. It is not suitable to be done during pregnancy. At present, many cosmetic hospitals have marked "not suitable during pregnancy or breastfeeding" in the "taboo" column of laser hair removal, which shows the importance of its safety.

Laser hair removal should avoid the first two months of pregnancy

For female friends who have undergone laser hair removal, if they are planning to become pregnant, it is best to avoid laser hair removal in the two months before pregnancy. This is because laser hair removal may cause uterine contractions and ovulation problems, but during one ovulation period 1 month to two months,  you should avoid the harm of laser hair removal before pregnancy, it is best to do laser hair removal more than two months before the pregnancy.

Six kinds of beauty that pregnant women can't do

Essential oil

Essential oils are not good for the development of the fetus and may also cause miscarriage.

Hair removal

Hair removal agent is a chemical product, which will affect the health of the fetus; while electro-acupuncture hair removal is not only unsatisfactory, the current stimulation can also harm the fetus.


The phenomenon of darkening of spots on the face of pregnant women during pregnancy is a normal physiological phenomenon rather than a pathological phenomenon. Not only does the effect of freckle removal during pregnancy are not good, but also many freckle creams contain chemicals such as lead, mercury and certain hormones, long-term use will affect the development of the fetus and may cause teratogenesis.


It is generally not recommended to massage the abdomen of pregnant women, and the intensity of foot reflex and pressure point massage must be light.


A high temperature of more than 50 degrees Celsius will increase the possibility of miscarriage in 3 months pregnant women, and premature delivery after 7 months of pregnancy.

Nail polish

Nail polish contains a substance called phthalate. If this substance is absorbed by humans, it is not only harmful to human health, but also easily causes pregnant women to abort and give birth to deformities.

What should you pay attention after pregnant women do laser hair removal?

If the pregnant woman has already received laser hair removal treatment, don't worry too much. As long as the follow-up work for hair removal is done, pay more attention to the pregnancy issues in the future, if there is no abnormality in the body, you needn't worry. The following are the points that pregnant women should pay attention after laser hair removal:

1. Pay attention to cold compresses

After laser hair removal, there will be a slight burning sensation and slight redness in the treated area, and lighter erythema may also appear on the surrounding skin. These are normal reactions. You can apply a local cold compress for 15-20 minutes to relieve pain and eliminate redness.

2. Pay attention to protect the wound

After laser hair removal, pay attention to protect the wound and keep it dry and clean. After the operation, do not squeeze the area where the red spots appear on the skin after the hair removal with your hands or other things, otherwise the wound infection will easily occur and it will disappear slowly after a period of time. You need not too worried. In addition, do not scald the hair area with hot water, otherwise the skin will be easily irritated and local red B neutralizing infection will occur.

3. Pay attention to sun protection

The skin after laser hair removal is particularly fragile and cannot be exposed to the sun, otherwise it is easy to be pigmented. Therefore, the hair removal area must be protected from the sun within 3 months to half a year to avoid the stimulation of strong light irradiation. Stimulating sunscreen, and wear a sun hat and sun protection clothing to prevent skin damage.

4. Pay attention to the use of skin care products

The skin will become sensitive after laser hair removal. It is best not to use cleansing and skin care products on the hair removal area within 3 days. After that, choose cleansing and skin care products that are less irritating and gentle to the skin. Be careful not to use scrubs. So as not to irritate the skin and cause inflammation and infection.

5. Pay attention to dress

The skin becomes very brittle after laser hair removal surgery. The pores of the skin after hair removal are in a state of expansion and are easily affected by pigments and irritation. Therefore, do not wear clothes that are easy to fade or are not clean, otherwise it will cause your wound inflamed, it is best to choose better quality clothes.

The diet after laser hair removal surgery is also not to be ignored. Do not eat spicy and irritating foods, such as chili, pepper, ginger, mustard, etc, in order not to affect the recovery of the hair removal area. You can eat vitamin C tablets or take rich foods. Vegetables and fruits containing vitamin C, such as broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, tomato, kiwi, lemon, etc. Supplementing vitamin C can improve skin resistance, help whiten skin and reduce pigment production.

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