I am on levothroxine for hypothy.
Can I Have Laser Hair Removal Treatment if I Am on Levothroxine?
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No problem with Levothyroxine and Laser Hair Removal
Not a problem at all. Levothyroxine doesn’t make you sun sensitive, so you will be fine. Even though it’s not a problem, make sure you write down all medications that you are currently taking prior to getting any laser treatments.
Laser hair removal is safe and effective in those taking thyroid medication
There should not be any reason why you cannot have laser hair removal while on thyroid medication as it is not a contraindication to the procedure. It is not a photosensitizing drug and the results you get should be the same as that seen in patients not on this medication.
Laser hair removal and hypothyroidism
Laser hair removal is not contingent upon circulating thyroid hormone levels and therefore you may proceed. However, when you become euthyroid you may experience some hair growth that will need to be treated with the laser.
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Laser hair removal and low thyroid with thyroxine medication
There should not be any contraindication for you to avoid laser hair removal just because you are taking thyroid hormone replacement. Your results should be that of someone undergoing laser hair removal who isn't taking the medicaton.
Laser hair removal can work just as well on someone with hypothyroidism
The question is whether you thyroid state is affecting your hair at all. If you are well controlled the likelihood that your hair is not growing well is low. Some patients with hypothyroidism have loss of hair and this could mean that some of the hair that you would like to remove may not have enough activity and pigmentation to be targeted by the laser. But for the most part, if there are hairs that are showing and are not desired laser hair removal can reduce the amount of unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal while on Levothyroxine is okay
There is no contraindication to getting laser hair removal while you are on levothyroxine. It is always best to let your provider know all your medical conditions, medications, as well as drug and food sensitivities.
Laser Hair Removal and hypothyroid meds
There is no problem with Laser Hair Removal and hypothyroid meds or hypothyroidism. It should work as well as for you as for someone with a normal thryoid.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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