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4 Crucial Things to Know About Laser Hair Removal During Your Menstruation

What to Take Note When Laser Hair Removal During Your Period

  • It’s safe, but you may feel more discomfort
  • Your pain tolerance is lower when menstruating
  • Skin can be more sensitive, causing extra redness
  • Use a tampon or menstrual cup for bikini area treatments
  • Reschedule if heavy flow makes you uncomfortable
  • Communicate openly with your provider about concerns
The table highlights that while laser hair removal is generally safe during menstruation, hormonal changes can influence pain sensitivity and hair growth cycles
Facts about Menstruation and Hair Removal


In my journey through the aesthetics field, I’ve encountered numerous questions about laser hair removal. One common query that stands out is about undergoing this treatment during menstruation.

With over a decade of experience and countless conversations with clients at Wellaholic, I’ve gathered key insights on this topic. It’s crucial to approach this with an open mind and full knowledge of what to expect.

In the following article, I will delve into the four essential aspects you need to understand about laser hair removal during your menstrual cycle.

In the warm and humid climate of Singapore, laser hair removal has become a popular solution for many who wish to eliminate the constant need for shaving or waxing.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

I have been in the aesthetics industry for over a decade. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular treatments. It works by targeting the hair follicle with laser light. The laser damages the follicle to prevent future growth.

The laser targets the melanin pigment in the hair. This is why it works best on darker hair. Lighter hair may require more treatments. Before your treatment, avoid sun exposure. This can cause the skin to tan and make it harder for the laser to target the hair.

Most people need multiple treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The number depends on your hair growth cycle. With each treatment, you will see less regrowth. After the full cycle, you can be hair-free for months or even years!

Always try to avoid any hair removal treatments (whether IPL, SHR or even waxing) a week before your menstrual cycle. During this week, females tend to be more sensitive. So ripping, pulling or zapping can feel much worse.

The Impact of Menstruation on Skin Sensitivity

With over a decade of experience in aesthetics, I’ve seen how hormonal changes during menstruation can impact the skin, especially when it comes to hair removal treatments. Many of my clients at Wellaholic report increased skin sensitivity just before and during their periods.

The main reason for this is the drop in estrogen levels that occurs around menstruation. Estrogen helps keep the skin plump, hydrated and less reactive. When estrogen dips, the skin’s protective barrier function is weakened, making it more prone to irritation and pain.

At the same time, levels of inflammatory prostaglandins rise during menstruation. This can further exacerbate skin sensitivity and discomfort. Laser hair removal or other hair removal methods like waxing and epilating may be more painful on the extra sensitive skin before and during periods.

While there’s no major health risk, some clients do choose to reschedule hair removal appointments to a week after their period, when estrogen rises again and skin is less reactive. However, many still proceed with treatments during menstruation. The key is to be extra gentle.

I advise my customers to:

With some extra TLC, it’s definitely possible to continue with hair removal treatments throughout your cycle. The most important thing is to listen to your skin and adjust your routine as needed to keep sensitivity and irritation to a minimum. A little pampering goes a long way during this time of the month!

According to a study carried out at Oxford University, period pain is associated with differences in the way the brain processes pain, and these differences persist throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Crucial Thing #1: Pain Sensitivity During Menstruation

As someone who’s been in the aesthetics industry for over a decade, I’ve seen how different everyone’s body can be. And when it comes to menstruation, it’s no different. Some of us breeze through our periods with little to no discomfort, while others might find themselves curled up in bed, trying to find relief from the pain. It’s fascinating, really, how our bodies react to the same biological process in such varied ways.

One thing I’ve learned is that pain sensitivity can spike during menstruation. It’s all due to those pesky prostaglandins that get released, causing our uterus to contract and, well, cause that familiar cramping sensation.

But here’s a little tip from my years of experience – staying active and keeping a heat pad handy can be real game-changers. And remember, it’s always okay to reach out to a healthcare provider if the pain becomes too much to handle.

It's essential to note that some women may experience increased skin sensitivity and discomfort during their period, which can make laser hair removal less tolerable

Crucial Thing #2: Skin Irritation and Reactions

In my years at Wellaholic, I’ve noticed a trend among my clients. Right before and during their periods, their skin tends to get a bit more sensitive. It’s all because of estrogen, a hormone that usually keeps our skin calm and collected. When its levels drop around that time of the month, our skin’s defence goes down, making it easier to get irritated or feel pain.

Then there’s the matter of prostaglandins, these chemicals that get more active during menstruation and can make the skin even more sensitive. That’s why some treatments, like laser hair removal, can feel a bit more intense than usual. Despite this, it’s perfectly safe to continue with treatments. Some clients prefer to wait until after their period when their skin feels a bit more resilient. But for those who decide to go ahead, I always recommend taking extra care of their skin during this time.

So, when is the best time to schedule your laser hair removal session? While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, it might be beneficial to plan your sessions around your menstrual cycle to maximize the treatment’s effectiveness. Always consult with your skincare professional for personalized advice.

Crucial Thing #3: Hormonal Fluctuations and Hair Growth

Did you know that your hormones play a significant role in hair growth? That’s right, hormones such as testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and their prohormones are key factors in terminal hair growth. These hormones act on specific areas of the body, converting small, straight, fair vellus hairs into larger, darker terminal hairs.

The Influence of Estrogen on Laser Hair Removal Effectiveness

But here’s the catch: these hormones fluctuate throughout your menstrual cycle. This means that the efficacy of your laser hair removal treatment can vary depending on the phase of your menstrual cycle. For instance, some studies suggest that hair removal might be more effective during the first half of your cycle, when estrogen levels are higher.

So, when is the best time to schedule your laser hair removal session? While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, it might be beneficial to plan your sessions around your menstrual cycle to maximize the treatment’s effectiveness. Always consult with your skincare professional for personalized advice.

Last but not least, let’s talk about personal comfort and hygiene during laser hair removal sessions. We understand that going for a treatment during your period might raise some concerns about comfort and cleanliness. But rest assured, with the right preparation, you can have a comfortable and stress-free session.

Crucial Thing #4: Personal Comfort and Hygiene Considerations

When scheduling a bikini or Brazilian laser hair removal session at Wellaholic, we always remind our clients about the importance of hygiene. If your appointment falls during your period, wearing a fresh tampon or menstrual cup is essential.

This simple step ensures the area is clean and ready for treatment. I understand that this might make some clients uncomfortable, and it’s perfectly okay to reschedule for after your period. We aim for your comfort and confidence during each visit.

During menstruation, your body goes through hormonal changes that can affect your skin’s sensitivity. The drop in estrogen levels can make your skin more reactive, which might make the laser treatment feel a bit more intense than usual. It’s not uncommon for clients to report heightened sensitivity during these times.

At Wellaholic, we’re prepared to adjust our approach to ensure your comfort. Whether it’s tweaking the laser settings or providing extra skin cooling, we’re here to make your experience as smooth as possible.

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Expert Advice from Wellaholic

At Wellaholic, we’re here to support you and make sure you feel at ease during your treatment. If you’re getting laser on your bikini area during your period, we simply ask that you wear a fresh tampon for hygiene purposes.

And if you’re feeling a bit more sensitive, let your laser technician know. We can adjust the settings, take extra care, and check in with you throughout the session to ensure you’re comfortable. We also recommend some simple steps to pamper your skin before and after treatment during your cycle:

Above all, know that at Wellaholic, we’re committed to providing a judgment-free, comfortable environment for all our clients. We understand that menstruation is a natural part of life, and we’re here to work with you to ensure you get the best possible results from your laser hair removal treatments, no matter where you are in your cycle.

Table: Summary of the 4 crucial things to know about laser hair removal during menstruation
Blog Summary:So, whether you’re considering laser hair removal or are already a seasoned veteran, remember to keep these points in mind. And don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals at Wellaholic or any other trusted beauty clinic for advice.


In our journey through the world of laser hair removal and menstruation, we’ve uncovered some crucial insights. We’ve learned that hormonal changes during menstruation can affect your skin’s sensitivity and the efficacy of laser hair removal. We’ve also discussed how personal comfort and hygiene considerations can impact your experience during these treatments.

But perhaps the most important takeaway is this: being informed and consulting with professionals is key. Understanding how your body works and how it interacts with treatments like laser hair removal can help you make informed decisions about your beauty regimen.

So, whether you’re considering laser hair removal or are already a seasoned veteran, remember to keep these points in mind. And don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals at Wellaholic or any other trusted beauty clinic for advice.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is it safe to undergo laser hair removal during menstruation?

A: Yes, laser hair removal during menstruation is generally safe. However, some individuals might experience heightened sensitivity during this time. It’s advisable to consult with Wellaholic’s specialists to ensure a comfortable and effective treatment.

Will my menstrual cycle affect the results of permanent hair removal treatments?

A: Your menstrual cycle is unlikely to significantly affect the results of permanent hair removal treatments. Wellaholic’s advanced laser technology targets hair follicles regardless of the menstrual cycle.

Can I get laser hair removal done if I have irregular periods?

A: Yes, you can still get laser hair removal if you have irregular periods. Wellaholic’s experienced specialists can adapt the treatment to accommodate varying menstrual patterns.

How long should I wait after my period to undergo laser hair removal?

A: There’s no need to wait after your period to undergo laser hair removal. Wellaholic’s diode laser technology is safe and effective throughout the menstrual cycle.

Can laser hair removal be done on any body part during menstruation?

A: Laser hair removal can be performed on various body parts during menstruation. However, some individuals might experience increased sensitivity in certain areas. Discuss your concerns with Wellaholic’s experts before treatment.

Is diode laser hair removal suitable for all skin types during menstruation?

A: Yes, diode laser hair removal is suitable for a wide range of skin types, including during menstruation. The technology’s precision targets hair follicles effectively without harming the surrounding skin.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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