What’s the Difference Between Bikini and Brazilian Hair Removal?

While shaving and razors can do the trick in managing unwanted hair in the pubic region, your pubes still reside in one of the most delicate areas in the body. Some women (and men) may find that DIY shaving and trimming can be challenging and risky on their own. This is where hair removal options like Bikini wax and Brazilian wax or laser treatments come in. 

So what’s the difference between bikini and Brazilian hair removal procedures? The main difference between a bikini and Brazilian hair removal is the areas that the waxing or laser procedures cover. Bikini wax or bikini laser hair removal targets the hair on the sides of the bikini line, while Brazilian wax or Brazilian laser hair removal covers all of the hair outside and inside the pubic area. Both are great hair removal methods for permanently reducing hair so you can feel flawlessly confident in a swimsuit or underwear. 

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Bikini vs Brazilian Hair Removal: What You Need to Know

​​It’s perfectly natural to grow hair in the pubic area. But when the season comes to bring out the swimsuits and summer shorts, hair removal treatments become all the more popular as women want to feel smooth, clean, and comfortable in that region. Here are two of your common options for pubic hair removal: 

 Bikini Hair RemovalBrazilian Hair Removal 
Areas CoveredHair that is visible outside the bikini or panty line All hair in the genital region, can include hair in the labia and perianal area depending on the type 
Can Be Done By Waxing or laser treatmentWaxing or laser treatment 
Benefits Both are permanent hair removal and leave your pubic area to look and feel smooth.Doesn’t cause as much skin irritation compared to other hair removal methods like shaving or plucking The procedure won’t take longer than an hour and requires zero downtime Can go for months without shaving or constantly maintaining pubic hair 

Bikini Hair Removal 

A traditional bikini hair removal targets hair that grows along the sides of the pubic region and at the inner thighs where the borders of your bikini or lingerie would end. The procedure for bikini line hair removal would also cover up to several inches beyond the bikini line and can include unwanted hair in the labia and top of the pubic region.  

Brazilian Hair Removal 

Brazilian hair removal includes getting rid of almost all hair inside and outside the pubic area. While a Bikini line removal only treats visible hair outside your panty line, the Brazilian method leaves your nether region fully bare although there are also options to save some strip of hair.

This hair removal option can be further identified into different forms depending on personal preference on which areas will be treated. The common types of Brazilian hair removal are: 

  • Full Brazilian hair removal - also called a Hollywood bikini where all hair around your genitals is removed 
  • Mini Brazilian - this option leaves the hair in your anus area but removes all hair in the front and the sides 
  • Brazilian bikini - this achieves a full removal of pubic and bikini line hair but leaves a small triangle or vertical landing strip on your pubic bone

Which Hair Removal Treatment Is Right for You?

You have to consider your goals when choosing between the two hair removal styles. Getting a bikini hair removal would greatly help to reduce the amount of visible hair in your panty line and saves you from having any more razor burn from shaving by yourself. Meanwhile, a Brazilian hair removal not only trims your pubic hair but eliminates all hair so you can go for longer without worrying about pubic or body hair growth. 

Waxing vs Laser for Bikini Treatment and Brazilian Treatment

Picture Of Beautician Giving Epilation Laser Treatment To Woman

Now in most salons and med spas, there are two common options to do a bikini line or Brazilian hair removal: waxing or laser treatment. To help you choose, here’s what you need to know about the two hair removal methods: 

1. Bikini Line Wax or Brazilian Waxing 

Waxing is a simple and convenient approach for hair removal. Although some people can do waxing at home, it’s recommended to see experienced professionals for better results. Waxing removes hair by directing tugging or stripping them away from the roots. The waxing procedure for bikini line or Brazilian hair removal typically looks like this: 

  • Your provider will prepare an applicator, strips, and hot or warm wax mixture.
  • The applicator will be used to spread the wax over the areas with hair. After application, they will put the strip on top of the treatment area before stripping them in one swift pull from your skin. 
  • Common side effects from waxing are stinging pain from the procedure, redness, skin sensitivity, and ingrown hair. 

Waxing comes with several pros and cons as a hair removal treatment and these can include: 

ProsCons
A single session is cheaper compared to machine-based hair removal like laser and electrolysisYou may need maintenance treatments every few weeks so it’s may cost you more in the long-run
Safe and effective for any skin type, hair type, and skin color Results are temporary and only lasts for 3 to 6 weeks 
 May leave some unwanted ingrown hair and stubble 
 Not recommended for sensitive areas like the face and upper lip

2. Bikini Laser or Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Laser treatment is an advanced cosmetic procedure for hair removal that uses laser energy to destroy the hair follicle from its roots. It effectively reduces the amount of hair and delays the hair growth cycle to achieve long-lasting hairless skin. Here’s an overview of the procedure for Brazilian laser treatment or Bikini laser hair removal: 

  • Your provider will apply a cooling gel to numb and minimize the discomfort from the laser device 
  • The laser device will send a beam of focused light energy that’s absorbed by the pigment cells in the hair follicle. This is the reason why a laser hair removal procedure is better for people with dark hair.  
  • You’ll feel minimal pain during the procedure, which most clients report as small zaps like rubber band snapping against your skin. 
  • Common side effects of Brazilian laser hair removal procedure are swelling, redness, mild sunburn, and temporary itching.

More people are getting laser hair removal treatment for their bikini area because it actually has many benefits over waxing and other hair removal procedures: 

ProsCons
Better for long-term with results that can last for 6 to 18 months One session is more expensive than a bikini or Brazilian wax
Restores smooth skin and completely eliminates ingrown hair Requires multiple treatments to get permanent hair removal results 
Less painful and more comfortable than waxing procedure Some lasers may not work for people with dark skin or light hair
Sessions are fast and can be done in 20 to  30 minutes  

Try Laser Hair Treatments at the Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body

Experience safe and personalized hair removal treatments with our team of highly trained  professionals at The Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body. Our cosmetic practitioners and staff use only the best practices and technologies to take care of your unwanted hair and achieve a trimmed bikini line or go full Brazilian. 

Say goodbye to unwanted bikini line hair and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists. You can also contact us to learn more about our laser hair removal services and other aesthetic treatments. 

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Say goodbye to unwanted facial and body hair and all the shaving and waxing that comes with it. Book your laser hair removal sessions today.

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