How to Prepare for a Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Plucking, waxing, and shaving hairs in the bikini area are good hygiene practices, but they often result in pain, cuts, red bumps, and ingrown hairs. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to keep sensitive areas hairless for longer, then you should give Brazilian laser hair removal a try.

So how should patients prepare for their first Brazilian laser hair removal treatment? Aside from reading more about the treatment and finding a trusted provider, patients should also shave their bikini area and avoid certain activities like tanning and sunbathing. On the day of the appointment, they should also take a bath, exfoliate the treatment area, take pain relievers, and dress comfortably. 

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What to Do Before a Laser Hair Removal Appointment

According to the 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report by the ASPS, laser hair removal treatments are among the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures with more than 750,000 reported treatments. This type of laser treatment is popular among patients because it provides them with a safer, more permanent solution to unwanted hair without the pain caused by traditional procedures.

Brazilian laser hair removal treatments involve removing all or almost all of the unwanted hair in the pubic area using advanced laser technology. This safe and effective treatment leaves the skin a lot smoother than waxing and shaving, which makes it a go-to med spa treatment especially during the summer season.

But before heading to the nearest aesthetic clinic for a Brazilian laser hair removal treatment, it’s crucial to learn more about the procedure and prepare the body first. Here are some of the most important things to prepare a few days before and on the day of the scheduled treatment: 

A Few Days Before the Treatment

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Read More About the Treatment

Researching everything to know about the treatment helps patients understand the process better. It also allows them to create informed decisions about enhancing their appearance. For patients who are trying Brazilian laser hair removal treatments for the first time, learning about the procedure helps make it seem a lot less intimidating for them.

Here are some of the most important things you should know about getting a Brazilian laser hair removal treatment:

  • It utilizes light energy to remove all or almost all the hair around the pubic region.
  • The treatment might involve some pain, but most patients said that it’s tolerable -- like a rubber band snapping against the skin. Some providers offer numbing creams, cold compress, or cooling devices to make the treatment more comfortable.
  • This type of treatment works better for patients with light skin and dark hair. Consult with an aesthetician first to find out if you’re a good candidate for this treatment.
  • Patients usually return to the doctor for multiple treatment sessions, but the results last for several months.

Find a Trusted Spa

Although Brazilian laser hair removal treatments are safe and effective, it’s still crucial to find an experienced provider to perform the laser hair removal procedure. A good laser technician helps patients understand the entire laser hair removal process and talks to them about their treatment options. Their experience also allows them to perform the treatment safely and ensure that the patient gets satisfied with the results. 

Avoid Tanning and Sunbathing

After booking an appointment with a trusted rejuvenation clinic, it’s important to see the aesthetician or laser technician for an initial consultation. During the consultation, the patient is informed of everything to know about the treatment as well as how to prepare their body before the laser hair removal session.

One of the things that doctors ask patients to avoid a few weeks before the treatment is sunbathing or tanning. This affects the damage that the skin takes during the laser session, which is why it’s important to stay away from sun exposure and tanning beds before the treatment. Laser hair removal treatments also work better on skin that isn’t tanned. 

Shave the Bikini Area

Waxing or plucking the unwanted pubic hair in the treatment area should also be avoided. Shaving it is fine as long as the patient does it carefully. The hairs don’t need to be shaved clean – make sure to only reduce the hairs to about 0.4 inches long. Doing so allows the laser to target each hair follicle better, resulting in a quick treatment.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help patients shave their pubic area before the treatment:

1. Mark the Bikini Line
  • Cut off the long hairs until the bikini line is visible.
  • Use an eye pencil to mark the bikini line.
  • Repeat the process until the desired shape is noticeable.
2. Prepare the Area
  • Wet the area around the marked lines.
  • Apply a bit of shaving oil, but make sure to leave the eye pencil mark untouched.
3. Start Shaving
  • Use a full-body mirror to ensure that no parts are missed.
  • Start shaving at the top of the bikini line for a more even shave.
  • Make sure to shave steadily and gently to avoid cuts.
  • Rinse the blade after every cut to remove all the hairs stuck there.
  • Clean the area with a clean, wet cloth.
  • Repeat the process, but shave from the one side of the thighs up to the labia. Do it again for the other side. Check the inner labia for pubic hair then shave it off gently.
  • Start working on the hair around the bum, but make sure to begin from the bikini line instead of the butt cheeks. Try squatting to remove the hair at the back of the bum.
  • After all the hair has been shaved, use clean, lukewarm water to wash the area. Avoid applying moisturizers or lotions to the treatment area. 

On the Day of the Treatment

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Take a Bath

Showering before the treatment helps eliminate any unpleasant smells in the treatment area. It also makes the cleaner and accessible to the laser technician. The skin pores also open up after taking a bath, making the laser treatment more efficient in removing unwanted hair. 

Gently Exfoliate the Treatment Area

Exfoliation eliminates the dead skin cells in the treatment area. Like bathing, it also helps the doctor remove the hair more easily. However, it’s important to only use gentle exfoliants since rough exfoliation might cause cuts. 

Take a Pain Reliever

Brazilian laser hair removal treatments might be painful for patients with low pain tolerance. Although some clinics offer numbing creams and cooling devices, patients may take pain relief medication before their treatment to help manage the pain and discomfort.

Pain medications like Tylenol work well, but make sure to avoid taking NSAIDs like Ibuprofen. These medicines cause blood thinning, which increases the risk of bruising in the treatment areas. 

Dress Comfortably

 Wear a skirt or lose pants on the treatment day to avoid irritating the area. Tight-fitting clothes might cause inflammation in the bikini area, which only increases the discomfort felt by the patient. 

Get Smooth and Hair-Free Skin  With Treatments From the Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body

Tired of plucking, shaving, waxing, and other painful ways to remove hair in the bikini area? Rejuvenation Center for Mind and Body offers Brazilian laser hair removal treatments to help patients keep their bikini area hair-free for longer. Our highly-skilled staff makes sure to treat every patient with care before, during, and after the treatment.

Say hello to smooth, clear, and hair-free skin with our Brazilian laser hair removal. Find out if this treatment is the right one for you and consult with us today. Call us at (973) 298 – 5924 to book an appointment or visit our website to explore your treatment options.

Smoother Beauty Awaits

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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