Brazilian laser hair removal is a game-changer — it significantly reduces hair growth and gives you years of smooth skin and fewer ingrown hairs. It’s safe, effective, and minimally invasive.
The best way to prepare for a Brazilian laser hair removal is to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible. That means wearing loose, comfortable clothes that are easy to move around in and showering beforehand so your skin is clean and fresh.
This article will cover the best ways to prepare for your appointment.
What Is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?
Brazilian laser hair removal is a treatment that uses laser technology to permanently remove unwanted hair from your entire pubic area.
The procedure works by targeting hairs with a laser beam that causes thermal damage to the hair shaft. The heat damages and destroys the hair follicle bulb and prevents future growth.
The laser beam also breaks down melanin in the tissue around the follicle, which makes it easier for light energy to reach the follicle.
The main drawback is it can be expensive as you require several sessions before seeing results.
Note: Grey and white hair often doesn’t respond to the light-based treatment used in laser hair removal. And pregnant women should avoid any kind of cosmetic procedure that could potentially cause harm to the fetus.
If any of these conditions apply to you, you’ll need to look into other options for removing your unwanted pubic hair.
How to Prepare for a Brazilian Laser Session?
Whether you’re thinking about getting started or are halfway through the laser hair removal process, we want to ensure your experience is as seamless as possible. Here’s how to prepare for your session:
Shower Before the Laser Treatment
Before starting your treatment session, ensure the pubic area is clean and free of bacteria. If you don’t take a shower before your appointment, your technician will be forced to work with a body that smells like a dead fish (we kid you not).
If you have been sweating profusely or doing strenuous physical activity beforehand, please wash yourself off with soap and water before the procedure!
Also, taking a shower before your appointment will help you feel more relaxed and in tune with your body, which can significantly reduce the amount of discomfort you experience during the treatment.
If you don’t take care of your hygiene, you could risk further complications like infections or scarring during the procedure.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Brazilian laser hair removal can be uncomfortable, but you can make it more tolerable by wearing loose-fitting clothing. Avoid tight-fitting dresses as they may cause discomfort and inflammation around the treatment area.
Avoid Tanning Beds
Tanned skin is more sensitive to laser light, which can lead to hyperpigmentation (dark spots), burns, and scarring.
If you decide to get a tan right before your appointment, please remember it could affect the efficiency of your treatment.
You might end up with dark spots, which can be hard to treat later. Therefore, we recommend avoiding sunbathing or tanning for at least two weeks before your appointment.
Exfoliating the pubic region is vital when preparing for any laser hair removal treatment. This step will help remove dead skin cells, dirt, and bacteria that can clog up the pores of your skin and prevent the laser from targeting the hair follicles properly.
However, it’s important not to exfoliate too vigorously or frequently as this can irritate the skin and cause inflammation. The best way to exfoliate pubic hair is to use a gentle scrub or loofah on wet skin in circular motions.
In addition, don’t use scented products in your bikini area. Scented lotions or body sprays can interfere with the machine’s ability to penetrate deep into hair follicles for effective removal and can even cause burns on sensitive skin!
Take a Pain Reliever
If you have a low pain threshold, it’s best to take pain relievers before your laser hair removal appointment.
Pain relievers can help numb the area and make the experience more bearable. They may also help reduce swelling after the treatment.
If you’re concerned about pain during your laser hair removal session, talk to your laser technician about which painkiller to take. In general, laser hair removal treatment has the same discomfort as a rubber band snap on your skin.
For most women, shaving 24-48 hours before their laser hair removal treatment is sufficient and won’t cause any problems. However, shaving sooner may be necessary to avoid irritation and infection if you have dense hair growth in your bikini area.
If you’re concerned about this issue, consult your aesthetician for more information about how long before your procedure you need to stop shaving.
As a rule of thumb, keep the hair near the bikini line trimmed to no more than 0.4 inches long.
Make sure your razor is sharp and clean. Dull razors can cause nicks and cuts, leading to infection or scarring. Moreover, only shave those areas you want to permanently remove the hair from in the direction of your growth, not against it!
What to Expect in a Laser Hair Removal Consultation?
The medical aesthetician will explain what to expect during, after, and before the laser procedure. They will also review possible side effects and risks involved with the treatment.
During this consultation, you will discuss your expectations and concerns about the treatment and any relevant medical history. The aesthetician will also inspect your skin to determine whether it suits the procedure.
Once this has been determined, they will provide recommendations on how often laser treatments should be performed depending on your needs and budget.
The aesthetician will also explain how they would approach your particular case and their action plan.
The treatment is customized to your needs. There are many options to choose from, so you can have the perfect landing strip or be hair-free all over.
After the procedure, you might be left with redness or irritation in the treated area. The redness and irritation should disappear within a few hours after treatment.
If you can’t tolerate the discomfort, use an over-the-counter pain reliever like Advil or Tylenol as directed by your practitioner until all symptoms subside.
You’ll probably also experience some itching or burning sensations during the treatment. Again, these side effects should only last up to 48 hours after the procedure, so don’t worry!
You can use aloe vera gel to soothe these symptoms if they become too much for you (and we recommend keeping some around anyway, just in case).
How Many Brazilian Laser Sessions Do You Need?
Maintenance treatments are needed occasionally with this procedure, but the results are worthwhile. For best results, you will need to visit a professional every 6-8 weeks.
Brazilian laser hair removal takes multiple sessions because it’s a process. You can’t expect to sit through one session and walk away hairless.
Generally speaking, most people will need 6-8 sessions to get their hair permanently removed. Brazilian laser hair removal focuses intensely on one small area. The duration of treatment, therefore, is relatively short. For instance, each session only takes about 10-15 minutes.
Your hair and skin type will affect how long it takes to see results and how many sessions you need.
However, the most up-to-date laser hair removal technology is safe and effective for all skin types, but those with light skin and dark hair are most likely to benefit.
To ensure your Brazilian laser hair removal goes smoothly and you get the best results possible, prepare yourself before your appointment. The more prepared you are, the smoother your experience will be!
Additionally, choose an experienced professional who will take time with you during the consultation process before your appointment to answer any questions or concerns you have.