epilating when pregnant


#1

hi everyone,
i had a question. i’m about 5 months pregnant and since it is my first pregnancy, i’m a bit paranoid about anything i do. my stomach has gotten REALLY hairy and i was wondering if it is safe for me to epilate my tummy. are there any risks involved? i just dont want to harm the baby. thanks


#2

Any mechanical method is fine (shaving, waxing, tweezing, rotary epilators, threading), but there have not been any studies on laser or electrolysis during pregnancy. In addition, you should never use any oral or topical products without consulting your physician. That includes chemical depilatories, topical anesthetics, prescription creams like Vaniqa, or products containing hormones or antiandrogens of any kind.