Is It Safe to Have Electrolysis During Pregnancy?

Women usually face serious problems with hair growth during pregnancy, as irregularity of hormones trigger hair growth. Hair removal, with the increase in growth of body hair, therefore becomes a major concern among women around this time. As there are lots of hair removal method during pregnancy, but electrolysis got safest method for women that they are most comfortable with. Lots of women opt for the process of electrolysis as this is the only permanent solution to unwanted hair growth.

Although electrolysis is completely safe while you are pregnant, this process of hair removal is known to be the safest method. Only a few body parts you should avoid for electrolysis during pregnancy are the belly, because it is a sensitive area of the body, and becomes overtly sensitive during this time, and breasts, during the last trimester, in case you have decided to breastfeed your baby.

Electrolysis hair removal can be done in a number of methods through which you can go for the best method according to you. Read on to know which electrolysis processes to choose during this period:

Galvanic electrolysis: In this process, a direct electric current is passed through a needle and put into your hair follicle, which leads to a chemical reaction. This reaction further helps in damaging the hair follicle.

Thermolysis method: This method, also called diathermy, high radio frequency or short wave method, is about passing an alternating current of high frequency through a needle. This current, when passed, causes a vibration that produces heat in the needle which in turn destroys the hair follicle. It is completely safe electrolysis method during pregnancy because just small amounts of heat placed into the hair papilla or follicle to retard the hair growth.

The blend method: This is a combination of these two methods, galvanic electrolysis and thermolysis.

Of all these methods, thermolysis is considered to be the safest bet during pregnancy, since it uses an alternating energy current that is way weaker than that used in the other two processes. The galvanic and the blend methods use a direct current which can be harmful for you during this stage.

In spite of observing all these precautions, always keep in mind that you should consult your doctor before going for any such treatment. Remember to choose the best electrologist for this treatment. It is important for you to take care of your and your baby’s health at all costs. Make sure that you and your baby are safe and comfortable, and report to the doctor if there is any irregularity.

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