Can I Use Laser Hair Removal Machine at Home and my Son is 8 Months or It Will Be Dangerous for Him?

I want to buy a laser hair removal for home use but I have 8 months baby, will it effect on him negatively? Of course when he will be in the next room but I am worry about that and hesitating because of him.

Doctor Answers 3

Can I Use Laser Hair Removal Machine at Home and my Son is 8 Months or It Will Be Dangerous for Him?

Laser hair removal devices are so low in energy that you would have to be zapping yourself day and night to see any difference. Having your baby in the next room will be no harm. I strongly advise you to see a certified physician to benefit from a full, lasting result. 

Best regards

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

At home laser hair removal

Thank you for your question. Using an at home laser hair machine will not harm your baby if he is in the other room. At home laser devices emit very low energy, I would recommend putting the money you plan on spending toward a laser package with a liscensed provider, you will be more satisfied with the results long term and it will ease your mind about the safety of your baby.

- Best wishes

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

Using hair removal machines at home around a child

Home hair removal devices have incredibly low energy, which is why they are often overused and cause burns. They have barely enough power to go into your skin and have absolutely no ability to affect another person - even a baby - in the room or room next door. If you want laser hair removal I would suggest seeing a professional, as our machines are upwards of 100x as strong, but rest assured that a home hair removal device won't affect your child.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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.