Whenever I am discussing laser hair removal with women, I am often asked about the relationship between laser hair removal and period. Honestly, there are lots of things involved in this, so I will take the time to explain various essential things to consider before having laser hair removal during period time.
Can you get laser on your period?
Yes, you can get a laser on your period. I have had laser hair removal during period before.
Sometimes ago, I used this method to get rid of armpit hair, chin hair, etc. while I was menstruating.
The experience was smooth, stress-free, and easy for me. But I think you should be careful if the target area is your pubic area.
According to what I have heard from people, your pain threshold may be affected by your period.
This means that you may experience more pain when getting laser hair removal before period. So, you need to consider this before booking a laser hair removal appointment.
Laser hair removal before or after period
Since you can get laser hair removal on period time, you may be wondering whether the procedure should be done before or after period.
Well, I don’t think there is a thumb rule for determining when to have hair removal during period. So, you can have laser hair removal before period or wait until the cycle is over.
However, based on my experience, your body will be probably more sensitive to pain before your menstrual cycle.
Also, if you have laser hair removal before period, the redness, swelling, and other side effects may last a bit longer than they would have.
So, because of this, I will suggest that you wait until after your period before getting laser hair treatment.
You will likely feel less pain and be more comfortable during the hair removal session after period than laser hair removal before period.
Can you get a Hollywood laser on period?
Hollywood laser hair removal is a type of hair removal in which laser is used to get rid of pubic hair in a particular pattern.
My pain threshold is low, so I always avoid anything that can lead to pain for me, especially during my period.
Therefore, I have never had Hollywood laser hair removal on period. Of course, I won’t advise anything to do it.
However, I have seen people that got Hollywood hair removal during period. Generally, if you can utilize a tampon during the period, then you can get the laser treatment.
This is the only way to ensure that everything is hygienic.
But if you cannot use a tampon, then it is recommended that you reschedule your laser hair removal until you are done with your period.
Is it okay to remove hair during period?
Like I said earlier, everything depends on the part of the body you want to remove hair from. If you are planning to get rid of hair from the bikini area, you are advised to be cautious of the method you want to use.
I will advise you to avoid waxing your bikini area during your period. This is because waxing will cause lots of pain and discomfort due to the increased sensitivity of the area.
Also, you shouldn’t shave your pubic area when you are on your period. You may cut yourself while shaving, and this could cause infections.
Does laser hair removal cause hormonal changes?
No, this is just a myth. Laser hair removal cannot cause hormonal changes. In fact, I have not come across any study that suggests that this is possible.
In a nutshell, you can have laser hair removal during period. However, you should exercise caution to avoid any issue that can lead to excessive discomfort and pain.
Does laser hurt more on period?
For lots of women, their pain thresholds are often at the lowest levels during the period. Besides, many women experience severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) around the time of their periods.
So, it is not strange that such individuals will be more sensitive to pain. As a result of this, getting laser hair removal may be more painful before or during the period.
Therefore, if you are one of those with severe PMS, you should know that the laser will likely hurt you more during your period.
But this doesn’t mean you should leave bushy hair to disrupt your peace of mind during your period.
Can I get laser hair removal while pregnant?
This is another debatable point when it comes to getting laser hair removal. I have had laser hair removal while pregnant before, but I didn’t know I had already conceived before the procedure.
Nonetheless, if I could turn back the hands of time, I wouldn’t get laser hair removal while pregnant.
Why? Because it is a controversial discussion. While some healthcare providers think laser hair removal is safe during pregnancy, others suggest that pregnant women should avoid it.
As it stands today, there is a paucity of studies on the long-term effects of lasers on the fetus.
So, I will advise you to avoid taking any risk that you may regret for a long time. Don’t get laser hair removal when you are pregnant. I am sure that hair removal can wait until you have given birth.