Is It Safe To Have Treatment During Pregnancy?

Yes. There are no harmful properties that will endanger the baby if having the procedure while pregnant. Electrolysis has been used for permanent hair removal for over a century and there have never been any cases documented with adverse effects during pregnancy.

Some patients avoid electrolysis while pregnant because the type of current that is used travels throughout the body and that can cause more irritation. With Thermolysis, the current we use is localized in the hair follicle and much easier to manage for an expectant mother who may be more sensitive because of changes occurring in the body throughout her pregnancy.

There can be some challenges in the last few months, depending on the areas being treated, but generally we can change positions to keep you comfortable. It can be difficult to lie flat on your back because of the weight of the baby and you may not want to work on the breast area if you plan to breast feed or the stomach area, as the baby can be more active in the last trimester.

Because of hormonal changes, patients can start growing excess hair during pregnancy and don’t want to wait until after the birth to have it removed. For the most part treatment during pregnancy can be very easy and not that much different from any other condition a patient may be experiencing.

If you are pregnant you should not use any over the counter or prescription medication, including topical anesthetic creams. If you have any other questions or concerns, always check with your doctor.

It is such a pleasure to be one of the first people to know when one of my patients becomes pregnant. I share in the joy and excitement and am honored to be able to help them during this very special time.

Best in health,


Cheryl has advanced training and years of experience with Thermolysis. Understanding growth cycles of hair and pre-treatment preparation are key elements for permanent results. She maintains strict sanitation and sterilization of instruments and environment. Cheryl also gives each patient her complete attention during the treatment session. I myself have had permanent hair removal with Thermolysis along with many of my staff and patients. Martha Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H.