Yes and no – it really depends on your pain threshold. For some, waxing is virtually a pain-free experience but for others it's minutes of agony. However, the bottom line is our skin is most sensitive around period time and it's worth remembering this.
“Women have the lowest pain thresholds during their premenstrual and menstrual phases, when estrogen is low, which means some women may feel a little more sensitive the week before or during the first few days of their period,” explains Australian Skin Clinics Manager, Darlene O’Gara.
Many girls swear by organising laser hair removal treatments around certain times of their cycle to avoid potential pain or hassle; a huge inconvenience if you have to leave the house and attend an appointment in a clinic. That’s where at-home IPL laser hair removal comes into play. Not only do you not need to leave the house, but you can also easily plan laser hair removal treatments around your period and see results in as less little as 3 weeks. The beauty of the SilkyToo IPL Laser Hair Removal Handset is the fact you can quite literally do a treatment whenever you want – no rescheduling or embarrassment necessary.
And incase you’re wondering, IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and it is a form of light therapy, similar to laser, it is used for various dermatological procedures including permanent hair removal.