Devices that interfere with Pacemakers.
Hi everyone... I’m new here. I just joined the pacemaker club. I have other questions which I’ll post at a different time. But for now, I have what amounts to a really unimportant question, especially compared to the many serious posts and comments I’ve seen here. Nevertheless, I’ll go ahead and ask my question. Maybe someone will have an answer.
I’d like to get laser hair removal done. In the past, (pre-pacemaker), I did have it done a few times at my dermatologist’s office. This was a long time ago. At the time I could just about afford to get it done. Getting it done at a doctor’s office or salon, especially because at least a few sessions are usually necessary, is extremely expensive. I can’t afford to do that at all now, so I’m considering getting an at-home device that does the same thing, but is a lot less expensive. I would like to know if a laser or ipl (almost the same technology as laser) home hair removal device is safe to use with a pacemaker. I think it is, judging by some research I’ve done on it. I was hoping I could maybe get a definitive answer from one or more of you. Thanks very much in advance to anyone who answers my question. It’s nice to meet all of you, and I look forward to learning more about pacemakers from this group.