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Hair Removal for Pregnant Women

24th August 2013

Pregnancy is a wonderful thing - having skin that glows, the exciting anticipation of your new baby being on the way...unwanted hair growth because of hormonal changes? Don't worry, you're not alone. Even celebrity mothers have had their troubles. Actress Drew Barrymore admitted that a little goatee appeared when she was pregnant with her daughter. Now there's no need to panic at the thought of growing embarrassing facial hair, especially in the first trimester. The great news is that it will only be a temporary phase and everything should be back to normal within six months after your baby is born. In the meantime, what can you do?

Treatment Options

You could go for the obvious shaving, waxing and tweezing methods when it comes to body hair removal, but your skin during pregnancy is most likely to be extra sensitive. You probably would want to avoid uncomfortable stinging and irritated skin right? We thought so. As for hair removal creams, there are some concerns with some of the active ingredients contained in the creams, and let's not mention the strong chemical smell. Another option that you could consider is laser hair removal. sk:n will never treat expectant mothers as not enough is known about the effects of laser on both mother and child. However we can book you in for a consultation after your pregnancy when the suitability to treat is medically safe.

If you want a permanent hair removal solution which will last long after welcoming the pitter patter of tiny feet, laser hair removal could be just what you need. It's a virtually painless, safe and effective way to get rid of excess hair by targeting the base of the hair follicle. During your consultation at sk:n, our trained professionals will do a couple of test patches before going ahead with the treatment. It's recommended that you resolve any existing skin conditions beforehand, plus it's worth knowing that laser hair removal works best if you have darker coloured hair to complement the laser's effectiveness.

After giving birth you can request a call back to book a consultation and see one of our knowledgeable and experienced sk:n experts.

0121 567 8111