As a woman, you may be using wax, a razor, an electric epilator or a hair removal cream to get rid of unsightly hair on various parts of your body, including your bikini area. Do you find this activity too time-consuming? Are you often afraid that unsightly hairs might extend outside your bathing suit? Have you thought about opting for Brazilian laser hair removal as a permanent solution to the problem?

These days, laser hair removal has become one of the most popular ways of eliminating unwanted hair in the bikini area. Many women choose this method, as it removes this undesirable hair once and for all. Permanent hair removal from the entire bikini area using laser technology can help you save a significant amount of time and money in the long run, while also enabling you to say goodbye to ingrown hairs and razor burn.

Do you like the idea of turning to laser hair removal for clean, smooth skin but want to learn more about this practice before you commit to it? In this article, you’ll find the answers to all your questions regarding Brazilian laser hair removal.

Everything you need to know about Brazilian laser hair removal

How does Triton laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses laser light to target the follicles that are responsible for the growth of hair. The goal of this technique is to selectively destroy these hair follicles to permanently prevent the hair from regrowing. The laser emits a concentrated beam of light of a specific wave-length, which is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment that’s present in the hair follicles. As the melanin absorbs the energy from the laser, it converts that energy into heat. This heat damages the cells of the hair follicle and destroys the root of the hair, neutralizing its ability to produce new hair. As a result, the treatment progressively promotes permanent hair removal.

What does a Brazilian laser hair removal treatment entail?

Unlike bikini laser hair removal, Brazilian laser hair removal eliminates hair from women’s private parts in their entirety. This includes all of the hair in the pubic area, inside and outside the labia majora, from the left side of the groin to the right, as well as the intergluteal fold, all the way to the anus.

How does a Brazilian laser hair removal treatment progress?

Before embarking on the treatment, you must make an appointment for an initial consultation with an esthetician who specializes in laser hair removal. During this consultation, you’ll discuss your expectations, your medical history, your skin and hair type and any other relevant factors in order to come up with a custom protocol that will satisfy your needs.

During the treatment session, itself, the esthetician will clean the area to eliminate any traces of moisturizer, antiperspirant or other skincare products. She will then shave the area, if you haven’t already done so, yourself. Finally, she will slowly pass the apparatus over the entire bikini area.

A Brazilian laser hair removal treatment takes an average of 20 to 30 minutes.

After the treatment, your skin may be red and slightly inflamed, but these side effects will generally go away within a few hours to a few days. You can apply a healing cream or soothing cream to the area for three or four days following the treatment in order to moisturize the skin.

How many treatment sessions are necessary?

For optimal results, depending on your skin type, you will need five to eight laser hair removal sessions, as the hair grows in staggered cycles. To align with these cycles, the treatments are generally spaced out approximately every six to eight weeks.

Is Brazilian laser hair removal painful?

The pain experienced during a Brazilian laser hair removal treatment varies from person to person. It depends on several different factors, including individual sensitivity, the type of laser used and the experience of the professional, among other things. However, the bikini area is a particularly sensitive part of the body because of the numerous nerve endings found there. During the treatment, you may experience a burning or tingling sensation, like tiny needles, on the skin. These unpleasant sensations are generally short-lived and quickly disappear once the treatment is over. What’s more, our Triton hair removal device includes a cooling system. It’s also possible to apply a topical anesthetic cream (5% Xylocaine) prior to the treatment in order to reduce the level of discomfort.

How much does Brazilian laser hair removal cost?

Although the price of Brazilian laser hair removal will vary from one esthetic medicine clinic to another, you can expect to pay between $180 and $225 per session.

What should you do before and after the treatment?

Before each laser hair removal session

  • No more than 24 hours before your session, you must shave the area. You may not use wax, tweezers, electrolysis or hair removal cream. The laser treatment cannot be performed on hair that’s more than 1 mm long.
  • For at least four weeks prior to the treatment, you must avoid all exposure to the sun and refrain from using tanning beds and self-tanning creams.

After each session

  • If there’s any redness, you can apply cold compresses to soothe the skin.
  • Avoid all exposure to sunlight, as you absolutely must not tan your skin.
  • After each session, you must wait between 24 and 48 hours before going to the gym or doing any exercise that causes you to sweat. You must also avoid saunas, spas and hot baths.
  • If necessary, you can shave between sessions, but you may not use wax, tweezers or electrolysis.

What are the contraindications to Brazilian laser hair removal?

There are several contraindications to laser hair removal. The main ones are as follows:

  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Exposure to the sun within the four weeks preceding the session
  • Use of antibiotics or other photosensitizing medications
  • Skin infections or herpes
  • Numerous tattoos on the treatment area
  • History of bleeding episodes or hives
  • Use of an internal pacemaker or defibrillator
  • Vitiligo or other autoimmune disorders, including cancer
  • Ongoing puberty

Can lasers treat all hair types?

Unfortunately, laser hair removal doesn’t work on white, blond or red hair. However, it is effective on all shades of brown and black hair.

What are the results of Brazilian laser hair removal?

On average, after three sessions, you should see an 80-percent reduction in the quantity of hair. A year after the end of the treatment, you’ll achieve effective, durable results with a 90- to 95-percent absence of regrowth. Nevertheless, several years after a treatment, it’s possible that some hair will regrow, in which case you will need a touch-up session.

The Dr. Mario F. Bernier Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine Clinic: specialists in laser hair removal

Would you like to undergo a Brazilian laser hair removal treatment that’s safe and reliable? Contact the team of professionals at the Dr. Mario F. Bernier Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine Clinic in Laval. They’ll greet you in a private, comfortable setting, thoroughly answer all your questions and establish a custom treatment plan based on your needs in order to ensure effective results. Our specialized esthetician will be happy to perform your bikini laser hair removal treatments with utmost professionalism. So don’t hesitate to make an appointment for Brazilian laser hair removal at a competitive price.