Pregnancy and Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is a safe and easy process, but it is absolutely not something you should do while you are pregnant.  Most laser tattoo removal places will turn you away if you are pregnant.  It is recommended by the American Medical Association to avoid laser removal of any kind while pregnant.

One of the risks to consider while pregnant is photosensitivity.  While pregnant, the skin is more sensitive to light and may have a reaction to laser light that wouldn’t normally happen if you were not pregnant.  Because of this, there is an increased risk of scarring and pigmentations on the skin.

If you found out you were pregnant and had laser tattoo removal sessions within this time, you do not need to panic.  It is unlikely that it will cause harm to the baby, but be sure to stop all future laser removal sessions until after you have the child.

After having your child, physicians recommend waiting around three months to be treated by a laser again.  While pregnant, your skin expands which can increase the risk of scarring.  Waiting a few months will give the skin time to go back to its normal position and decrease your chances of scarring.