“Yeah, so laser hair removal won't hurt unless you're on your period” is probably advice you should take with a pinch of salt. The reality is, everyone's different and you should check first to see if it's possible to safely do a laser hair removal treatment while on your period.
Can you get laser hair removal on your period?
Firstly, yes, you can do laser hair removal on any area of your body before, during and after your period. Of course, to ensure it's a comfortable and hygienic treatment we recommend you use a tampon if doing laser on your brazilian area during menstruation. Don't worry, there is absolutely no risk to your health.
Does laser hair removal hurt during menstruation?
Yes and no – it really depends on your pain threshold. For some, waxing is virtually a pain-free experience but for others it's minutes of agony. However, the bottom line is our skin is most sensitive around period time and it's worth remembering this.
“Women have the lowest pain thresholds during their premenstrual and menstrual phases, when estrogen is low, which means some women may feel a little more sensitive the week before or during the first few days of their period,” explains Australian Skin Clinics Manager, Darlene O’Gara.
Many girls swear by organising laser hair removal treatments around certain times of their cycle to avoid potential pain or hassle; a huge inconvenience if you have to leave the house and attend an appointment in a clinic. That’s where at-home IPL laser hair removal comes into play. Not only do you not need to leave the house, but you can also easily plan laser hair removal treatments around your period and see results in as less little as 3 weeks. The beauty of the RoseSkinCo IPL Laser Hair Removal Handset is the fact you can quite literally do a treatment whenever you want – no rescheduling or embarrassment necessary.
And incase you’re wondering, IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is a form of light therapy, similar to laser, it is used for various dermatological procedures including permanent hair removal.
Does IPL laser hair removal hurt?
You should know IPL is not painful in comparison to laser. It can be uncomfortable at times, but rarely very painful. For example, laser hair removal in a clinic is more painful due to the difference in the laser technology used. Many girls have also said certain at home laser hair removal handsets that use the same diode laser technology are equally as painful. If your pain threshold is low, it would be best to choose at home IPL hair removal, such as Lumi, as it's an effective and far less painful method of hair removal. That being said IPL laser hair removal and laser hair removal are very similar forms of hair removal and you should follow the same precautions for each method.
Can laser hair removal delay a period?
No, absolutely not. Laser hair removal doesn't impact fertility on any scale as the technology cannot penetrate any deeper than your hair follicle. This means it's safe and cannot interrupt your menstrual cycle.
If you're on the fence and haven't joined the hair-free way of life, then consider starting at home IPL laser hair removal treatments as soon as possible. In fact, you can see visible long-lasting results in as little as 3 weeks. Sceptical? That's okay, you can read some reviews here.