Can You Get Laser Hair Removal with Hemorrhoids?
One of the best aspects of finding the proper laser hair removal professional is knowing you’re in the right hands.
Can I tan before a treatment? Should I shave? Is it okay to take this prescription before, during, and after treatment?
They have all the right answers to give you peace of mind.
It’s also helpful to know they’ve heard and seen it all. There is no wrong question … or embarrassing question. They can do their job to the fullest ability when you’re transparent and honest about what you want.
It’s important to ask when something is on your mind. And today, we’re focusing on something we’re sure many have pondered when considering laser hair removal: hemorrhoids.
Is it okay to get laser hair removal if you have hemorrhoids? You’re not alone in wondering. Read on to find out about laser hair removal with hemorrhoids.
Well … can you?
Technically, the answer is yes.
Let’s say you’re getting your bikini area lasered. Hemorrhoids won’t be impacted in that area.
But if you’re getting an area lasered that could have more direct interaction with hemorrhoids – like the buttocks or perineum – you should let your laser hair removal professional know. They would be able to decide whether or not your safety will be impacted.
The last thing you want is to prolong a flared-up hemorrhoid.
What is a hemorrhoid?
A hemorrhoid occurs when a vein becomes swollen in the rectum and anus. Bleeding and discomfort usually happen as well.
These inflamed veins are typically the result of pregnancy, obesity, or too much straining during a bowel movement.
Common symptoms include itchiness and bleeding, and stool softeners and a high-fiber diet are good ways to relieve most side effects. In some cases, contacting a doctor may be necessary.
Can I get laser hair removal if a hemorrhoid hasn’t fully healed?
It’s probably best to let the hemorrhoid heal before resuming any laser hair removal treatments.
And in all likelihood, this is what your laser hair removal professional would recommend as well. The last thing you want is to prolong a flared-up hemorrhoid. And that could certainly happen if you’re treating an area that would impact the hemorrhoid.
The only time laser hair removal would not be performed is if treatment were to take place directly over the perirectal area. And regardless of the area being addressed, only normal-appearing skin can be treated.