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Ok, to those of you who have had full bikini laser hair removal treatments... did you ever get a yeast infection afterwords? I've had it done 3 times, each time got a yeast infection about a week after. The first two times I thought coincidence, but after the 3rd I've stopped treatment.
And just by the way, the results have been great, I just don't like taking a chance of getting another infection !
Did you see or talk to your regualr doctor at all about this and get a doctor's opinion on this? Maybe before you stop treatments completely, you should at least go see your doctor or talk to their nurse? Tell them about the infections, it might be something else not related to the laser treatments.
It could be, since it happened each time, but either way, I would personally call my doctor or talk to the nurse and just say I've had these infections and simply hear what "they" say. They might tell you something different. Can't hurt to ask them!
And what if it ends up being something medical or something? That way you would get a doctor's opinion as well.. Don't know, just a thought! That's what I would before I'd stop treatments.
It's up to you though. Hope it all works - sorry you have are having to go thru that.
Do you know what's really wild? I never put 2+2 together myself. But now you have got really got me thinking.
When you wrote that, automatically thought "no, never happened to me." after "my treatments" - but I have had one recently
- and I just started started laser up again. (stopped only because of $) nothing medical. I don't know, you have me thinking now.
It's also hard to say it couldn't be something else possibly though lots of women get yeast infections ya know?
So, to answer your answer: yes, I guess I did as well, I just didn't put 2+2 together when I first read your post.
I'm going to ask on my next treatment since is going on w/me and simply see what they say.
mine seemed to be hard to get rid of after treatment. i barely ever get yeast infections.. maybe i've had one or two in my whole life before starting LHR on bikini.. but got one after each treatment, and the yeast infection i got after the last LHR treatment kept coming back after the infection treatment... i had to treat it like 2 or 3 times for it to go away. so needless to say i havent been back to get LHR on bikini and i havent had a yeast infection since then ! if u ask and get an answer let me know please !
I asked and they said that was impossible. Because what causes yeast infections (might be to gross to start discussing here I think ) well, let's just say it's more of an "internal problem for woman" and laser hair removal doesn't go that deep to ever cause that sort of problem.
So I wouldn't worry. Totally by chance from what they were explaining to me. And it really did make sense.
This post is a little late but I wanted to share my thoughts. I only had 2 yeast infections in my life prior and both were because I took antibiotics for being sick, which killed all the healthy bacteria in my body. I was surprised the other day when I got one. I don't know what made me think about the fact that I too just had a laser hair removal treatment 2 days before and wondered if that could be the cause. I googled it and came across this post. Mind you I've had lots of laser treatments for the outer bikini line but this time I was doing the inner under part. My thought is the laser wavelength could have also possibly killed the bacteria inside, which could have caused the yeast to run amok. Maybe there really is a connection. They use similar lasers to treat acne, which is essentially killing the bacteria in your skin so you don't break out. My suggestion would be if you plan on doing it again to just take some probiotics or eat lots of other things rich in probiotics like yogurt before and after the treatment.
redrose2009 wrote: My thought is the laser wavelength could have also possibly killed the bacteria inside, which could have caused the yeast to run amok. Maybe there really is a connection..
"This post is a little late but I wanted to share my thoughts." quote
No - it's actually not late at all!
Because although they told me there is no connection, I believed them when they said it was impossible, however it has still happened to me. And the way you are explaining it, "killing the bacteria inside causing the yeast to run amok..." INTERESTING...
I'm going to look more into this now! You are so not to late with this info......
This happened to me too. I am 27 and had never had a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis until recently when I had a Brazilian laser hair removal treatment. Not long after the laser, I noticed something was wrong and got checked out. It was bacterial vaginosis. I didn't think it was connected to the LHR so I went in for my next treatment 5 weeks later and then, BAM! I got ANOTHER infection of BV. Since my diet, sexual activity and lifestyle have not changed in years, I can only assume that the BV was caused by the lasers zapping the 'good' bacteria in there and causing the bad bacteria to take over.
My first post, I made an account just so I can reply to this lol Here's my story: I am indeed prone to yeast infections and BV, as I am quite sensitive down there, but I have managed to keep things more or less in check with time and lots of trial and error. I was doing pretty good...up until about 6 months ago. Which is when I started laser hair removal ( full Brazilian) At first I thought I was simply going through another recurrent yeast infection phase, I thought maybe it had something to do with having a new partner...even though I noticed the pattern of getting it every time after the laser hair removal, I didn't think that could possibly be it...until this weekend as my guy was away for 4 days, which made me realize there was only one culprit: I went to get laser done Thursday and by pretty much as soon as I left the clinic, I started to feel the symptoms. And sure enough I had to go to the pharmacy and get Canesten. I have one more laser treatment left as I bought a package of 6, so I will do it next month, but I will go back to waxing and shaving after. Laser hair removal has been great, but had I known it would bring on yeast infections every single time, I would have probably not done it.
I don't think everyone will experience this, but maybe those who are more sensitive down there such as myself.
I can't figure out why the laser causes this, but I assume its just because its so strong, maybe too strong for us who are too sensitive down there.
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