Commonly known as Brazilian, laser hair removal of the full bikini includes the bikini line slightly over the underwear along with the full area and center of the buttocks. This is a very sensitive area that should not be subject to shaving or waxing due to increased risk of irritation and infection. It is important for hair removal to be performed using a medical laser that is FDA cleared and operated by a qualified and experienced laser hair removal specialist.
Full bikini laser hair removal generally takes five to ten minutes per session. Of course, this can vary depending on the thickness and amount of hair. Sessions occur four weeks apart in the beginning, then the intervals gradually become longer until you are hair free. The average number of sessions to achieve permanent hair removal is 10 and varies with each individual.
If you are unsure if you qualify for Brazilian laser hair removal, you can schedule a free consultation with us.
Who should consider a Brazilian?
If you already enjoy the benefits of being bare, a Brazilian achieved via laser is the absolute best. No longer do you have to schedule your waxing appointments and wait for a grow out between them.
If you don’t yet have a Brazilian, consider the benefits. You feel fresh absolutely every day. You don’t have to worry about being groomed next time you put on a bikini, so you’re permanently bathing-suit ready. All lingerie and underwear styles also work with the look.
Yes, a Brazilian is about aesthetics, but it’s also about hygiene. You feel clean and smooth every time you step out of the shower. Laser hair removal means no more bumps at the bikini line or ingrown hairs. In fact, laser hair removal is the only way to prevent ingrown hairs. You also save time, because you don’t have to schedule monthly visits to get waxed or spend time in the shower grooming yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
Treatments take place in your practitioner’s office. Your practitioner will use a small handpiece to deliver an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin to remove unwanted hair.
Yes! Many laser hair removal treatments don’t cater to all skin types, but there’s a Gentle Hair Removal treatment that’s right for you, no matter what your skin tone. Check out the infographic below to learn what your skin type is, and talk to your practitioner about which Gentle treatment is right for you.
A treatment can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated. Both legs can often be treated in as few as 15 minutes, as can an average-sized man’s back.
Some patients may feel slight discomfort, which has been compared to snapping a rubber band against the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by our patented Dynamic Cooling Device™. Be sure and talk this over with your practitioner.
Multiple treatments are required to achieve the full hair removal effect. The hairs on your body are not always at the same stage, so you’ll need to undergo a few treatments, an average of six to eight weeks apart, to catch them all in the growth stage.
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. Consult your insurance carrier for conclusive information.
For about six weeks prior to treatment, you should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing. On the day of your treatment, skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed of any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products. Apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) before your treatment.
Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, a prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for additional comfort after your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve in a few hours.
After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.
Permanent side effects are rare and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (laser bruise) in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days. Your practitioner will have more information about potential side effects.