Laser on Bikini if Wanting to Get Pregnant?

Does laser hair removal on bikini line affect pregnancy/fertility and is there any chance of birth defects if lasering over ovaries?

Doctor Answers 4

Effect of Bikini Laser Hair Reduction on fertility

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There is no scientific evidence that shows that the energy delivered during laser hair reduction in the bikini area penetrates deeply through the various layers of tissue- skin, fat, muscle, etc to affect the ovaries in any way.

To be thorough, do consult with you obstetrician to get their opinion.

Laser hair removal

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We do not have evidence that energy generated by a laser device for hair removal would interfere with your baby's development. The energy only reaches the dermis of the skin, and not even the fat and especially not the muscle below.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Laser Hair Removal Will Not Affect Fertility

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You can safely have laser hair removal if you are trying to get pregnant – there will be no untoward effects. We do not recommend any laser or light treatments when you are pregnant, so we would not treat you if you become pregnant. But lasers are safe if you are not.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Laser Hair Removal of the groins Does NOT Affect Fertility

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Laser hair removal specifically impress heat to hair follicles in the deep layer of skin. This energy is very specific and does not penetrate through the skin, the fat, the muscles of the tummy wall, the intestines to reach, much less affect in any way the ovaries and fertility in any way.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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