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Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Survival Guide

25 Sep 2015

Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Survival Guide
Okay ladies, let’s have some real talk. Unwanted hair down there is the worst. Shaving takes forever and requires advanced shower yoga to get everything. Waxing is essentially the most terrifying thing you’ll ever experience. Not that lying on a waxing table naked and afraid isn’t fun, but something about getting hot wax poured on my lady parts and ripping out the hair follicles just isn’t my thing.

Another option is laser hair removal, which seems like a dream come true compared to other hair removal methods for the rest of my life. Going into my Brazilian laser hair removal treatments, I had three major concerns:

- Awkwardness

- Pain

- Effectiveness

It’s time to get everything out in the open. Here is everything you need to know on how to survive your Brazilian laser hair removal treatments.

1. Is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Awkward?

A stranger, a high-powered laser, and your Brazilian sounds like an uncomfortable combination, and to be honest, it’s pretty awkward. Here is what goes down so you know what to expect. Your technician will leave the room while you remove your underwear and cover yourself with a paper drape. You can choose what exactly you get treated. Before your treatment, shave whatever you want to be treated. If you choose to, they will do everything, and I mean everything. At one point, you’ll lay on your side so the technician can get a better angle on your backside. They will ask you to lift up one of your cheeks so they can reach every crevice. I’ll admit, I was cringing more from the awkwardness than from the pain.

Even though it definitely isn't the greatest thing you'll ever experience, the technicians are very professional and make it as comfortable as possible. Remember, they see people’s south of the border every day, so it's nothing to be embarrassed about. Luckily, it only takes a couple of minutes, so you can quickly put your pants back on and forget it ever happened.

2. Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Pain

A lot of people ask me if laser hair removal hurts. For me, I was surprised about how little it hurt despite it being a sensitive area. It was by no means pleasant, but definitely bearable. The sides, where you would normally get a bikini line treatment, didn’t hurt at all. The most painful part for me was near the top and middle. Although everyone’s pain tolerance is different, most people agree that laser hair removal is way less painful than a Brazilian wax. It is also permanent, which helps put the pain in perspective.

One important thing to know about the treatments is that they turn the laser up every session. My first laser hair removal session didn't bother me as much as my sixth treatment. The pain is immediate but doesn't last longer than a couple of seconds. They use a machine called the Zimmer that blows cool air on the treated area making the treatment less spicy and more tolerable, like a rubber band snap.

3. Is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Effective?

It typically requires 24 months of treatments to see the full effect of laser hair removal, but after my first treatment, I already saw a difference. My pubic hair grew in slower and patchier. Some places still grew hair, but others didn’t at all. This is because hair grows in cycles. After each treatment, I noticed less hair growth. I have had six treatments so far and I shave way less and I have less ingrown hairs. With results like these so soon, I can't wait to see my results after I've completed 24 months.

Laser Hair Removal Pre-Treatment Tips

Before heading into your laser hair removal treatment, there are a few things you should do to prepare:

Shave the Area: Make sure you shave the treatment area 24 hours before your appointment. This ensures the laser can target the hair follicle effectively.

Avoid Sun Exposure: Stay out of the sun and avoid tanning beds for at least two weeks before your treatment to reduce the risk of skin irritation.

Skip Certain Products: Avoid using any lotions, creams, or deodorants on the day of your appointment to ensure your skin is clean and ready for the treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Post-Treatment Care

After your Brazilian laser hair removal session, there are a few steps to ensure optimal results and minimize discomfort:

Apply Restorative Gel: This can help soothe any redness or irritation you might experience after the treatment.

Stay Hydrated: Keeping hydrated is crucial for your skin’s recovery.

Use a Cold Compress: A cold compress can help reduce any swelling or discomfort in the treated area.

Exfoliate: Gently exfoliating a few days after the treatment can help remove the body hair that was treated. After laser hair removal, the treated hair follicles are damaged and will eventually shed the remaining hair. Gentle exfoliation can help speed up this shedding process by loosening and removing the treated hairs from the follicles.

Side Effects and Aftercare

Like any cosmetic procedure, laser hair removal can have side effects. Some common side effects include redness, swelling, and minor skin irritation. To mitigate these, follow the recommended aftercare steps. Avoid tight clothing, hot showers, and any activities that might irritate the treatment area for the first 24 hours.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

The benefits of laser hair removal go beyond just the Brazilian treatment. It works on various areas of the body, including the upper lip, underarms, and bikini area. It’s effective on dark hair and various skin types, although it’s important to consult with a professional to understand how your hair color and skin pigment may affect the results.

Overall, I’d say even though Brazilian laser hair removal is kind of awkward and painful, the results make it totally worth it. I’d take it over waxing, plucking, or shaving any day. If you have any interest in getting started, we have amazing deals on Brazilian laser hair removal treatments, and you can even book a free consultation to discuss your needs and concerns. Happy lasering!