Can Nursing Mothers Get Laser Hair Removal Safely?

Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to increased hair growth, but waiting until after the baby is born to start or continue treatments will not affect the results. Laser hair removal while breastfeeding is generally safe, but it is not recommended to treat the areola or breast tissue. It is best to wait a few months after giving birth before undergoing laser hair removal treatments. During this time, hormone levels will return to normal levels and it is important to allow the body to rest.

For those who choose to breastfeed for an extended period, it is recommended that they wait 6 months from the time they stop breastfeeding to resume laser treatments. This allows your hormones to return to normal and prevents any potential side effects such as hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. Anesthetic creams, such as topical anesthetics, that are applied to relieve pain after the laser procedure can enter the milk through the bloodstream. It's best to postpone laser skin treatments until you've stopped breastfeeding.

Some sources claim it's safe, while others recommend avoiding any type of laser treatment while breastfeeding. Pregnancy doesn't last long and this time should be enjoyed as much as possible while it lasts. Laser hair removal can wait until after pregnancy. We recommend waiting until you finish breastfeeding to worry about excess hair, as we can't guarantee that laser hair removal is a completely safe hair removal method.

However, if you want to remove excess hair during this period, we recommend that you use temporary hair removal methods in the meantime, such as shaving and waxing. Even if you've undergone laser hair removal treatments before you became pregnant, you may experience increased hair growth. We recommend that you wait at least 4 to 6 months before undergoing laser treatment again to treat unwanted hair growth.