Does Laser Hair Removal on the vagina cause a change in your menstrual cycle?

I have received my second treatment of laser hair removal almost 2 weeks ago. I laser the full brazilian. My period is almost 3 weeks late and i took 2 pregnancy test which both came out negative. Is there any way laser hair removal could have effected my menstrual cycle?

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Laser hair removal changing your menstrual cycle

Laser hair removal targets the hair follicle which is in the dermis, this layer is 0.5 to 4.0mm thick. This is approximately 1/4 of an inch. Hair removal lasers are designed to not penetrate any further than this. Though you may feel some warmth from the laser, the treatment is very superficial. Additionally a large part of your menstrual cycle is controlled by a part of your brain which signals hormone release. I would suggest consulting with your primary care provider or OB/GYN about your irregular menses.

Laser Hair Removal Facts

It's highly unlikely that laser hair removal changed your menstrual cycle. If you're concerned, I recommend following up with your Dr. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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