Your Full Guide to Bikini and Brazilian Laser Hair Removal
Do you love spending your summers at the beach but hate having to shave and wax your bikini line?
There’s another option …
Laser hair removal!
Laser treatment is an effective way to eliminate all of that unwanted hair forever. If you’re considering having permanent hair removal, keep reading.
Here is our full guide to bikini and Brazilian laser hair removal:
Table of Contents
- What are Brazilian and Bikini Laser Hair Removal?
- What Do Laser Treatments Entail?
- How to Prepare for Laser Bikini Treatments
- What to Expect After Treatment
- Aftercare for Bikini and Brazilian Laser Hair Removal
What Are Brazilian and Bikini Laser Hair Removal?
These treatments are both ways to remove all or some of the unwanted hair that grows in the pubic region.
They differ only slightly:
Bikini hair removal targets the hair on the sides of the pubic area (and sometimes at the top).
Brazilian hair removal gets rid of ALL of your pubic hair.
Both are safe and effective ways to remove hair so you can look and feel your best when wearing a bikini bottom.
Both methods provide long-term results. They eliminate the need for shaving, waxing, and plucking. You may need follow-up treatments to keep the area 100% hair-free, but it works.
Everyone is different, though. Some people see hair reduction for a few months while others enjoy smooth, stubble-free skin for years.
Laser hair removal is also a great way to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs, which are common in this part of the body.
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What Do Laser Treatments Entail?
Both bikini and Brazilian laser hair removal involve the use of laser technology. The laser sends light pulses into the follicle of each hair, destroying the root so that hair can no longer grow.
Individual hairs grow at different rates, so laser removal requires several treatments to remove all of the hair completely.
The hair growth cycle involves three stages, and the laser is only effective when the hair is in the active growth stage. Multiple treatment sessions (spaced out by a few weeks) ensure that each hair is destroyed when it’s growing.
Laser hair removal works for people of all skin types, but those with fair skin and dark hair tend to see the best results.
Does It Hurt?
The biggest benefit of laser hair removal is that it’s not too painful. Most patients only feel minor discomfort. It is often compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Before the procedure, your laser technician will use cooling methods to soothe the skin. This reduces the amount of pain you feel.
How to Prepare for Laser Bikini Treatments
The first step of treatment is to schedule a consultation with a licensed technician.
During the consultation, your technician will give you an estimate of how many treatments you’ll need. They’ll also explain how the process works and what to do before and after each one.
To minimize side effects and see the best results, it is important to do what your technician says in the days and weeks leading up to treatment.
About six weeks before treatment, you’ll need to stop plucking and waxing, as the hair follicle needs to be intact for the laser to work. You’ll also need to stop tanning so that your skin has natural levels of melanin during treatment.
In the days leading up to your treatment, you’ll need to avoid certain medications, such as blood thinners and pain relievers. Your technician may also ask you to shave the area the day before your first session.
To learn everything you should and shouldn’t do before the procedure, check out our full guide on How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal.
What to Expect After Treatment
Everyone’s body reacts differently to laser hair removal. Some people report minor side effects, but most side effects subside within a few hours of treatment.
It is common for the skin to swell or redden in the first few hours after a session. Aloe vera is usually all you need to soothe and calm the skin.
Some patients may also experience minor itching in the hours after treatment. Aloe vera can help with that, too.
As for the results, everyone is different. Don’t expect to see immediate results after your first treatment. It usually takes days (and sometimes even weeks) to start seeing hair loss. In fact, you may need to have multiple treatment sessions before you see any results at all.
Aftercare for Bikini and Brazilian Laser Hair Removal
To minimize side effects, you must follow the proper aftercare plan. People who don’t care for the treated area can experience more severe side effects, such as scarring and blistering.
First and foremost, it’s essential to avoid sun exposure. This includes natural and artificial sun, as both can have adverse effects.
In the days following your treatment, you should wear loose clothing. You should also avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and other activities that may cause excess sweat. You’ll need to gently exfoliate the skin in preparation for each session and avoid using extremely hot or cold water.
Be sure to discuss your aftercare plan with your technician prior to treatment so you know what to expect.
Related: Laser Hair Removal FAQs
Think you’re ready to have laser hair removal in your bikini area? Here’s how to start the process and make your treatments as successful as possible:
- Schedule a consultation with a licensed laser technician.
- Follow pre-treatment orders in the days and weeks leading up to your treatment.
- Adhere to a strict aftercare plan to minimize side effects and enjoy the best results.
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