Get Skin Ready: Brazilian or Bikini Laser Hair Removal, NYC
Bikini weather is great. Bikini line upkeep? Not so much. No matter how you shave, wax or pluck your private parts, most hair-removal methods cause more problems than they solve. Whether it’s missing a spot, or razor burn or itchy bikini bumps or red rashes or never-ending maintenance, it’s a constant everyday battle. So…you know you’ve thought about it… a permanent solution to unwanted hair. Check out our comprehensive guide to Bikini or Brazilian Laser Hair Removal. Here’s how to get rid of razor stubble and ingrown hairs and replace them with smooth, bare down there, bikini-ready skin:
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Smooth Synergy takes advantage of Candela technology, which is effective no matter your skin type or skin tone. It’s an FDA-approved and a medical-grade laser for permanent hair removal. It differs from Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL), which is not a permanent solution for hair growth. In general, Laser Hair Removal uses laser light and heat to selectively destroy hair at the follicle, while preserving the surrounding skin. With each session, the hair follicle will get smaller. Over the course of treatment, the laser will be turned higher to diminish hair further, until hair disappears completely.
Bikini or Brazilian Laser Hair Removal: What’s the Difference?
The difference between a bikini or brazilian treatment has to do how much unwanted hair is removed, as well as the area from which the hair is removed.
What is Bikini Line Laser Hair Removal?
It’s name says it all: a Bikini Line Laser Hair Removal treatment removes all the hair along the bikini line. It assures that no pubic hair will show outside your bikini bottoms.
What is Full Bikini Laser Hair Removal?
A Full Bikini treatment takes care of hair on the front of pubic area, along with the bikini line area. It’s up to you how much of the hair from the front part of the bikini area you want removed.
What is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?
A Brazilian Laser Hair Removal treatment permanently takes care of hair on the front, back, sides and everywhere in between. Beyond the actual bikini area, that can include hair on and around the labial and perineal area. How much hair removed is based on your personal preference.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take / How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions
Hair typically grows in 4-6 weeks cycles, depending on the part of the body. Laser Hair Removal works on actively growing hair and will get about 80% of this hair per treatment. So it usually takes 5-8 treatments to effectively treat one area. We recommend that you return every 4-6 weeks to target new active growth. Additional sessions may be needed.
How to Prepare for Bikini or Brazilian Laser Hair Removal
Bikini or Brazilian Laser Hair Removal preparation is easy. For optimal results, patients should shave before coming in. Further, they should avoid sun-sensitive antibiotics 10 days before their treatment. As well, sun exposure should be avoided for a month prior to treatment (try to be as close to your own natural color as possible). Sun lamps and spray tans count as sun exposure.
Laser Hair Removal Side Effects / Pain: Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Laser Hair Removal is generally safe. The most common side effects are minor and include redness, swelling and irritation, which usually dissipates within several hours following treatment. Hyperpigmentation around the treatment area is possible and is, most often, temporary. Rarely, blistering and burning can occur. It’s important to seek out treatment from a reputable medical spa, like Smooth Synergy, with experience performing Laser Hair Removal to minimize the chance of severe side effects.
Our clients often ask: “Is Laser Hair Removal painful?” Generally speaking, the strength of pain is related to the thickness of the skin, which varies depending on the area of the body. For example, the upper lip is thin and generally a more painful area to treat with Laser Hair Removal. In terms of the bikini area, most clients consider treatment to be less painful than waxing. Further, they suggest that treatment feels like the snapping of a rubber band on the bikini area. This sensation can diminished even more with the use of a numbing cream, which is a combination of Benzocaine, Lidocaine and Tetracaine cream (or BLT cream).
Bikini or Brazilian Laser Hair Removal at Smooth Synergy, NYC
Laser Hair Removal is one of Smooth Synergy’s most popular procedures. For more information on Bikini or Brazilian Laser Hair Removal (or for any area of unwanted hair, including the upper lip, chin, eyebrows, underarms, back and legs), please call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an expert in beauty. She is here to create a hair removal treatment plan that’s right for you. Here’s to a smooth summer!