Let’s face it. Having a stranger removing the hair from your nether region is awkward and uncomfortable.
Even just talking about it can be intimidating for some people, which is completely normal. We’re here to help you get through it so you’ll be on your way to having a smooth and flawless bikini line. Whether you’re nervous about being exposed during your first Brazilian laser hair removal treatment or experiencing any pain, these tips will have you on your way to your first appointment with confidence.
How To Feel Less Exposed
If you’ve ever had a Brazilian wax, then you’re familiar with feeling exposed while a stranger removes the hair from your pubic region. While laser hair removal treatments don’t take long at all, they do take longer than waxing does. To avoid feeling exposed, there are a few tricks or tips that you can consider trying:
- Use a small towel or washcloth to cover the areas not being treated at that moment.
- Bring something to distract yourself with during your appointments such as music to listen to, a book to read, or a magazine.
- Request the same licensed medical laser technician to perform your Brazilian laser treatments so you’ll feel more comfortable.
Remember, laser hair removal is permanent, so after you’ve completed all of your treatments you’ll never have to feel uncomfortable like this again. Unlike waxing, which needs to be done every few weeks, Brazilian laser hair removal will keep the area smooth and hairless forever.
How To Feel Less Discomfort
The fear of discomfort from the laser can add to your anxiety surrounding laser hair removal. Those who’ve never had laser hair removal before might assume it’s painful, but that’s not the case. Most people compare it to the sensation of a small rubber band being snapped against the skin and say it’s less painful than waxing. This is because the laser is damaging the hair follicle as opposed to ripping them out. Since the pubic region is a sensitive area though, it’s recommended that you take the extra steps to reduce the possibility of feeling any discomfort. Here are some things you can do:
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever other than Ibuprofen.
- Buy an over-the-counter topical numbing cream.
- Avoid consuming any caffeine the same day as your appointment.
- Request a numbing cream from your licensed medical laser technician.
- Use an ice pack to numb the area prior to each laser session.
- Ask your licensed medical laser technician if they use a cryogenic cooling device during laser treatments.
- Avoid the sun for two weeks before and after each appointment.
Comfort Increases Over Time
Once you have a few laser treatments behind you, the experience will become less nerve-wracking. Not only will you become comfortable with the laser technician, but also with the routine, especially as you start to see improvements in your skin’s texture and appearance. Keep in mind that these laser technicians are professionals with numerous clients and that your comfort is a priority for them. Even if you might think that you must have more pubic hair than any other woman in existence, it is nothing your laser technician hasn’t seen before.
What To Expect During Your Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Your first laser hair removal treatment often follows your consultation, assuming all goes well. You will then remove your clothes from the waist down and cover up with a paper cloth, similar to how you would at a gynecological appointment. If you’ve chosen to use any numbing creams or a cold compress, you should have used it before this moment. The laser might feel intense at first, but your body will adjust to the sensation. Your laser technician will likely ask you to rest in positions that give her easier access to the targeted areas, which is something you will become accustomed to after your first few treatments.
Brazilian laser hair removal can often be completed in under 10 treatments. Your laser technician should be able to give you a more accurate estimate during your consultation.