Pregnancy is always very exciting. Naturally, expectant mothers have a question, what type of hair removal will be safe, both for the baby and for her. Is electrolysis allowed during pregnancy in such a delicate time? And if not, how can a pregnant woman stay well-groomed and deal with unwanted hair.
Can electrolysis be done during pregnancy?
For a clear answer to the question of whether electrolysis can be done during pregnancy, first of all, you need to understand what electrolysis is, how it works, the advantages and disadvantages, as well as contraindications.
Electrolysis is a type of hair removal that can help you get rid of hair permanently. It’s all about a small discharge of current, which is aimed at affecting the hair follicle. It completely destroys it and new hair growth is then unlikely.
Indeed, electrolysis is the most effective way of hair removal. However, this type is also the most painful. It has many contraindications:
- Any diseases of the circulatory and lymphatic system;
- Oncology and malignant tumors;
- Diseases of the skin, including chronic;
- Infections and viruses;
- Intolerance to electric current;
- Varicose veins;
- Tendency to form any kind of scarring;
- Lactation period;
- Pregnancy at all times.
Yes, pregnancy at any time is a contraindication to this procedure. Unfortunately, if you carry a child under your heart, no professional cosmetologist will agree to give you electrolysis. And even if you find such a clinic, nevertheless, doing such a procedure is dangerous not only for your health, but for the baby’s life. So, electrolysis during pregnancy? Is it possible?
It is important to know electrolysis during pregnancy is strictly prohibited!
If you are going to breastfeed, you will not be able to do electrolysis during lactation. If you are only at the planning stage, then it is also better to abstain. For you can be for a short time, and this can provoke a miscarriage.
Electrolysis can be done only if you are sure that you are not pregnant, you are not going to become pregnant in the near future. Therefore, it is better to abstain until the time until you give birth, and the baby does not grow up a little.
Despite the fact that there are gentle types of electrolysis, for example, electrolysis, it is strongly discouraged to do even this procedure for women in position.
For lady in an excellent position, it is better to consult with their gynaecologist about any cosmetic procedures, especially those that can have a large effect on the entire body.
What do doctors say about electrolysis during pregnancy?
As it is not difficult to guess, doctors are categorically against any manipulations during pregnancy, especially those that are invasive or traumatic. Electrolysis is of this type. Even if your doctor allows you to do such procedures, it is better to consult another doctor. As it is not difficult to guess, doctors are categorically against any manipulations during pregnancy, especially those that are invasive or traumatic. Electrolysis is of this type. Even if your doctor allows you to do such procedures, it is better to consult another doctor.
Why are doctors against it? The fact is that electrolysis during pregnancy can cause a number of different complications. Pregnant woman has the hormonal background changes greatly, which can cause, as well as an increased pain threshold, and some other problems.
The body of the future mother is tuned in to bearing its fetus and throws all its strength and reserves into this process. The endocrine system changes, like the body as a whole, so any trauma can lead to disastrous consequences, such as:
- Possible miscarriage;
- Reduced labor activity when it comes to the last trimester;
- Poor contraction of the uterus, including during labor and after. This threatens with complications after childbirth;
- Impaired lactation;
- The appearance of a tendency to form keloids and other scars;
- Strong pain sensation;
- Stress and even depression;
- Increased tone of the uterus.
This point is not in vain the last. Indeed, the most likely outcome of electrolysis events during pregnancy is tonicity.
The fact is that during electrolysis, the skin is affected by low frequency magnetic fields. This provokes the emergence of the so-called circulating currents. After that, the nervous and muscle tissue is excited, and as a result of the contraction. Naturally, the uterus also begins to contract. It is the strong contractions of the uterus that can lead to an increase in tone and the threat of miscarriage. In the best case scenario, a pregnant woman will be admitted to the hospital and will be injected with special hormonal drugs that will help reduce her tone. In the worst case, a miscarriage is possible. This applies to the first and second trimesters.
In the third trimester, the situation may turn out differently, namely, a decrease in labor, which can lead to a cesarean section.
Also, during electrolysis, heating occurs. Moreover, the action takes place on the principle of a microwave oven. This effect on the fetus is poorly understood, however, it is better not to risk it.
Alternatives to electrolysis during pregnancy
It is possible and necessary to deal with hair during pregnancy. But not with the help of electrolysis. Here are some of the possible options for getting rid of unwanted hair during pregnancy:
- Laser hair removal – although during pregnancy, experts also do not recommend this type of hair removal, but if it is vital, then it is quite possible. Pregnancy is not on the list of strict contraindications for laser. But it is worth initially consulting a doctor;
- Sugar wax and waxing – there are also no strict contraindications. However, this type of hair removal can also be quite painful, which can cause muscle contraction and, as a result, tone. Compulsory consultation is also required.
- A razor is perhaps the safest way if you are not using a straight razor but modern.
However, it is better to use a razor during pregnancy, as it is less traumatic. With other types of hair removal, it is better to wait until delivery.
In any case, the main thing is to consult a doctor first.
Precautions and features of any hair removal during pregnancy
Pregnancy is not a reason to let yourself go. However, any type of hair removal needs to be approached wisely. Here are a few precautions:
- Never do any type of hair removal if the pregnancy is problematic. There is a tone, the threat of miscarriage, polyhydramnios or oligohydramnios, and so on.
- If you carry out the procedure yourself, it is better not to do it in hard-to-reach places, for example, in the bikini area. An uncomfortable posture and pinching of the abdomen can lead to a threat of miscarriage.
- When shaving, it is best to choose safety razors and constantly change razors to avoid contamination.
- If there is a desire to carry out the procedure in the salon, then it is better to do it in proven clinics, with qualified masters.
The main thing is that the procedure is safe, hygienic and enjoyable. However, electrolysis is not possible during pregnancy and should be avoided for a while.