Yes, you can have laser hair removal when you have your period.
If you are having treatment on the extended bikini area, we would ask you to use a tampon for hygiene purposes. If you don’t use tampons we would ask that you reschedule your treatment until after your period has finished. All other areas are fine to treat as normal and this will not affect your treatment.
Some clients may find the laser slightly more painful if a session is during the week before their period is due. These clients may choose to schedule their appointment after their period has finished. This completely varies from person to person, so please let us know and we will schedule your treatments around times and dates that suit you.
You also may notice that your skin may be a little sensitive around the time of your period. Some clients notice that the temporary side effects of laser i.e. redness or slight swellings around the hair follicles may last a little longer. These effects generally subside over a period of 24-48 hours.
Please don’t be embarrassed to contact us with any questions about this. Being a dedicated hair removal clinic, this is a very common occurrence. There is no need for you to feel uncomfortable in any way. Having your period should not interfere with your course of laser hair removal treatment.
However, if you would prefer to re-arrange your appointment just let us know and we can book you in. It is so important to us that you feel absolutely at ease when you are having treatments with us.
If you prefer not to receive laser hair removal while you’re on your period, we recommend that you keep track of your menstrual cycle on a calendar and don’t schedule yourself for Laser Hair Removal during the week you know you will be getting your period. We are reserving that time just for you with our Laser Technician, if you do end up canceling or rescheduling with less than 24hrs notice you will be charged $50 per treatment canceled or rescheduled.