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Can I Get Laser Hair Removal While On My Period

Can I get laser hair removal while on my period?

It’s a question we get all the time, and the answer is: it depends.

First, let’s talk about what laser hair removal is. It’s a process that uses a laser to remove hair from the root. The laser targets melanin, which is present in both the skin and your hair. When the laser hits melanin, heat is generated that destroys the hair follicle and prevents further growth of that particular follicle.

The whole process takes between five and seven minutes per area, depending on how much hair you have to remove and how many passes are necessary. The number of passes will depend on how dense your hair growth is and how thick your skin is (thicker skin requires more passes). It’s important to note that you should not wax or pluck any hairs prior to your appointment if you’re planning on getting laser hair removal treatments—this can affect results!

Now let’s talk about what happens when someone gets their period during a treatment session: If you’re menstruating at the time of your appointment, it’s completely safe for you to get treated. However, we recommend waiting until after your cycle

In this article, we will discuss about Does laser hair removal affect menstrual cycle and Can you get Brazilian laser while on period.

Can I Get Laser Hair Removal While On My Period

Short answer, yes. You can undergo laser hair removal while on your period. Long answer, well, it is up to you. There is absolutely no contraindication for laser hair removal while on your menstrual cycle.

Especially if you do not treat an area near your bikini. Your period will have no impact on your full legs or underarms laser treatment for example. At Spektrum Laser Spa, we will be able to treat you as normal. Nothing will change.

If you are coming in for a full Brazilian or any other bikini laser treatment, things may be a bit different. We will ask you to wear a tampon. Otherwise we won’t be able to treat you. You will still need to shave the area.

Being on your period will have no impact on our laser technicians performing the treatment. We have all been there. Prepare for your session as usual, wear a tampon and tell your technician that you are on your cycle.

Indeed, being on your period may make you less tolerant to pain.

Laser hair removal has become a very popular solution for people wanting to remove their body hair. After all, a laser treatment can achieve up to 95% hair growth reduction which basically means that you will not need to shave or wax ever again. As it is an aesthetic procedure, some questions may arise. One of them is whether one can get laser hair removal while on their period.

Like any other procedure, laser hair removal as pros and cons as well as contraindications. However, they mostly relate to medication, exposure to the sun and previous treatments. For example, it is ill-advised to undergo laser hair removal on the face straight after a glycolic acid peel. Pregnant women should not get laser hair removal. Beyond that, the procedure is very safe even when you are on your period.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is called a long-term hair growth reduction method. It can indeed reduce hair growth by up to 95%. Although a lot of patients experience permanent hair removal, it is not called as such by the FDA. The treatment is still very new, thus there is not enough research to confirm that it is indeed permanent.

Laser hair removal uses a concept called selective photothermolysis. In other words, the laser will select an object to target based on a specific setting. The laser gun will make a wavelength and pulse duration match to achieve such a result. The object target is of course the pigment in the hair.

The laser gun will produce a laser that will target the hair. The light energy will travel through the hair to the follicle. There, it will turn into thermal energy and damage the follicle. The heat will actually cauterize the blood vessel that was feeding the follicle. If the machine does not get fuel, it cannot function. If a plant is not watered, it dies out. You get the jist of it. The point is, the follicle won’t be able to produce any new hair.

Can You Get Brazilian Laser While on Period

Laser hair removal does not have a negative proved impact on fertility on any scale, as the technology cannot penetrate any deeper than your hair follicle. This means it is safe and cannot interrupt your menstrual cycle. Laser hair removal treatment is a safe treatment for men and women if the laser machine has the needed quality, and certification, and besides the technician has enough skills and knowledge to perform a safe treatment.

Your menstrual cycle can indeed interfere with the treatment. When you are on your period, your hormone levels increase. Your body is going through some changes. This will reflect outside of your body.

Especially through hair growth. Indeed, the hair growth cycle is triggered by hormones. Higher hormone levels caused by your period may produce stronger hair follicles that are harder to treat. Your hair growth may also be stronger.

You may also have noticed that your intimate area is more sensitive while you are on your cycle. Thus, your laser treatment may be more painful than usual. Only if you do indeed treat your bikini.

That is why you need to tell your laser technician. Knowing that you are undergoing laser hair removal while on your period, they will be able to adjust the treatment for you. Indeed, they can change the settings of the machine. 

They can reduce the intensity of the laser so that it is more comfortable for you. The effect of your period on your bikini treatment exists although they will not have a long-term impact. If you feel uncomfortable coming in for a session while on your period, you can reschedule.

Can Laser Hair Removal Stop Period?

No evidence suggests that laser hair removal can stop your period. If you are concerned about the possibility of your period stopping, please consult with your doctor before beginning any laser hair removal treatments.

We usually do not treat the area around your bikini during your period, however the treatment on the other area of the body can be done safely. For example, your period will not affect your underarms or full legs laser treatment.

Why do I need to stick to a tight schedule

While we do understand if you do not wish to undergo laser hair removal while on your period, we advise that you still come in for a session. Again, your cycle will have absolutely no impact on any treatment that is not related to your bikini.

Bikini laser hair removal may be more painful during your cycle. Indeed, the area is much more sensitive that time of the month. The technician can reduce the laser intensity to make the treatment more bearable.

As long as you wear a tampon, we will treat you. Laser hair removal relies on consistency. It can be hard to track one’s hair growth cycle. Sometimes some hair follicles need several treatments to be permanently damaged.

That is why you need to come in for a laser session every six weeks. To make sure we catch all unwanted body hair in the right phase of growth. And that hair follicles do not have the time to regenerate.

Consistency is key to excellent results.

A Brazilian laser treatment can be done during your period, (just ensure a clean tampon is in), however, you experience an increase in sensitivity during your cycle or the week leading up during PMS.

How Do I Prepare for A Session During My Cycle

Undergoing laser hair removal while on your period does not require extra preparation. Especially if you are treating your full legs or underarms. 

Your menstrual cycle will only impact a treatment on your intimate area. As usual, you will need to shave the day before. Give your skin some time to heal and recover from shaving. Clean your skin and remove creams or lotions.

Wear ample clothes to avoid chafing after your treatment. If you are on your period, wear a tampon. That is as straightforward as that. Nothing more. After your session, wait 24 hours before you work out or take a hot shower.

Avoid tight clothes. The bikini area is sensitive during your menstrual cycle. In conclusion, you can undergo laser hair removal while on your period. Just know that the treatment may be a bit more painful.

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