Brazilian Wax vs Laser Hair Removal: Which Is Better for Permanent Hair Removal?

A Brazilian hair removal treatment is one of the popular procedures in every med spa, cosmetic clinic, and salon. It’s an excellent way to groom unwanted body hair in the most intimate areas of the body, giving you that much-needed confidence to bare your body. Now when you consult with your provider, you’ll find that you can get a full Brazilian treatment either by waxing or laser hair removal. 

So which is better between Brazilian waxing and Brazilian laser for permanent hair removal? A Brazilian laser treatment is ideal for those who are looking for longer-lasting results, if not permanent, depending on hair type and growth. Brazilian wax uses a hot wax solution to strip away the hair from the follicle roots. Meanwhile, a Brazilian laser treatment uses advanced laser technology to heat the pubic hair shaft and completely destroy the hair follicle to reduce and stop hair growth for a long period of time.  

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Wax vs Laser Hair Removal: How Are They Different?  

Shaving has always been the go-to method for trimming unwanted hair in the bikini line and entire pubic region but that was until men and women discovered the wonders of waxing and laser treatment for hair removal. Waxing and laser removal are both great alternatives to achieving a clean and freshly groomed bikini area without having razor burn, itching, and ingrown hair. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Brazilian waxing and laser hair removal treatment: 

 Waxing Laser hair removal 
How is it done Pubic hair is pulled from the roots and removed from the skin surface using a hot wax solution and some fabric strips Uses heat from laser energy to destroy the hair root so new hair will not appear in the bikini line and genital area 
Treatment time Depending on the length and amount of visible hair being removed, waxing can take about 30 minutes Can take around 15 to 20 minutes 
Side effects Pain, redness, bumps, skin irritationRedness, increased skin sensitivity, temporary itching, mild sunburn-like effects
How long do results last An average of 3 to 4 weeks Can last for months, provided that you get the recommended 6 to 8 treatment sessions for permanent hair removal

How Brazilian Waxing Works 

Brazilian waxing is a hair removal technique that’s safe and effective for most individuals of any skin type and hair type. By getting a Brazilian wax, your provider will remove all pubic hair starting from the top of the pubic bone to your front genital region, bikini area, upper inner thighs, and around the perianal region. Waxing can be done using any type of wax but the most common options are soft wax, hard wax, and sugar wax. 

The entire waxing procedure can take around 30 minutes to an hour depending on how much hair will be treated. Here’s an overview of what usually happens during a Brazilian waxing session: 

  • You’ll be asked to strip your clothing from the waist down and lie comfortably on the table. 
  • Your provider will cleanse the treatment area to make sure that the wax will cleanly stick on the hair and the surface. 
  • Using an applicator, they will apply the wax treatment in the direction of hair growth. 
  • They’ll use the small or long strips to smooth down the wax solution before pulling the hair off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. 
  • After removing all pubic hair, they may treat the region with a soothing cream or serum to prevent in-grown hairs and avoid the risk of skin irritation. 

How Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Works

Although Brazilian laser hair treatment is more advanced than waxing, it’s not as time-consuming and much straightforward with the hair removal procedure. What makes Brazilian laser treatment effective is that it uses high-powered laser energy to damage the hair follicle. The laser light is attracted to the pigment in the follicle of the pubic hairs. The follicles will absorb the heat from the laser until it’s temporarily destroyed and unable to grow new hair. 

A single Brazilian laser session can be done in less than an hour and many people report having an overall pleasant experience during the procedure. Here’s what you can expect during a Brazilian laser hair removal: 

  • Before going to your provider, you’ll be advised to shave some hair to make it easy for the laser to target the follicles. 
  • Your cosmetic provider will apply a cooling gel or numbing cream to lessen the pain in the area that will be treated with the laser. 
  • The laser hair removal machine will directly send focused beams of laser to the hair in the bikini line and entire pubic region. Patients say that the laser will feel like tiny zaps to the skin, similar to a rubber band snap, but it’s mostly tolerable. 
  • You may need several Brazilian laser hair removal sessions to completely achieve a hair-free bikini area. 

There are several styles of Brazilian treatment that you can choose to try and these are: 

  • Full Brazilian: this is the most in-demand Brazilian treatment where all hair in the panty line, genital region, and surrounding the anus is removed to leave you completely smooth, clean, and bare. 
  • Mini Brazilian: this procedure removes the hairs on the front of your pubic region, bikini line, and around the vaginal opening. 
  • Brazilian Bikini: a Brazilian Bikini treatment removes all visible pubic hair but you have the option to leave a landing strip, triangle, or other custom shapes of hair in the middle of the pubic bone. 
  • Brazilian Plus: this is done to remove pubic hair including your “happy trail” in the navel or lower stomach area. 

Is Brazilian Waxing the Same as Bikini Wax? 

Cropped shot of a woman waxing her bikini line

Brazilian waxing and bikini waxing are similar procedures, but they aren’t one and the same: a bikini wax treatment only refers to hair on the bikini line and can sometimes include a few inches beyond the bikini area, while a Brazilian treatment goes beyond the bikini lines and typically includes hair all around the pubic area.

Why Choose Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Over Waxing 

Although waxing is an effective hair removal method, it does not do anything to the roots so hair can return faster than with laser removal. Here are the other benefits of choosing Brazilian laser treatment over waxing: 

  • Less painful than pulling hair away with a wax solution and strips 
  • Safe for individuals with sensitive skin 
  • A great option for permanent hair reduction since its results can last for 6 months to a year
  • Long-term cost for Brazilian treatments is inexpensive compared to getting regular waxing or daily shaving 
  • No ingrown hair growth, only smooth skin that’s free from hair, bumps, and razor burn

Explore Hair Removal Options at The Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body 

It’s important to see trusted laser technicians and experienced beauty/aesthetic  providers to get the best results from your laser hair removal treatment. Here at The Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body, our practitioners and staff are all highly highly trained and qualified when it comes to laser hair treatments for your facial or body hair problems. 

Reap the benefits of the best laser hair removal techniques and technologies and enjoy a quality Brazilian treatment experience here at The Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body. To learn more about your treatment options and other aesthetic procedures, visit our website or contact our clinic. You can also schedule your laser hair removal with one of our specialists today.

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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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