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Is it safe to get laser hair removal sessions during pregnancy?

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Is it safe to get "laser hair removal" sessions while you are pregnant? if not which bodypart will be safe?
What about dying or highlighting hair?

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Posted Wed, 10 Jul 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 42 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
The LASERS used for hair removal are safe and have a low penetrating power.
These can be used during pregnancy.
Books dont mention pregnancy as contraindication.

However in my view you should avoid LASER on abdomen area.
On face you can use it safely, there wont be any harm to the fetus.

Dying and highlighting is totally fine, It can be done in pregnancy.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.
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