Working with IPL Laser when pregnant

Patient : Hi I work as a Beauty Therapist and peform alot of IPL Laser Treatments. I just found out I am 5 wks pregnant and have been told by the company who supply and service our laser machine (Ellipse Light Therapy) that it is safe to keep performing these treatments in the Salon. I want so professional advise on this - is there any harm to the baby?
Doctor :   Though it is usually recommend for women to avoid laser hair removal during pregnancy, the effets of long term exposure of IPL equipments on the fetus are not known. Would definitely advise keeping away from the laser machines during the first 3 months of pregnancy as it is the crucial developmental phase in which various organs are developing in the baby.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, am having a crypic pregnancy. I am about 31 fetal weeks, 33 gestational weeks. I am now having.daily Braxton hick...

Q: Can I take Tylenol when pregnant? I am a 32 year old women who is 28 weeks pregnant. I've had some massive splitting ...

Q: Insulin does not cross the placenta but glucose does, how will the baby’s body handle elevated glucose in the m...

Q: Is it possible to get pregnant while on the implanon? And if so, would the fetus survive or would it die with the imp...

Q: I have been on BCP for a while..It it normal to still breakthrough bleed? The blood is dark red to brown what can I d...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon