The bikini line is one of the most frustrating areas for upkeep – especially during swimsuit season.
It seems that, no matter how often we get a wax or when we last shaved, the area never quite has a smooth, flawless appearance. Whether razor burn, ingrown hairs, or stubble growing back from the morning’s shave cause the flaws, they tend to be most noticeable at the least convenient times. Everything appears decent enough in the mirror at home, but the sunlight on the beach always reveals the spots we missed or forgot altogether. It’s because of this that many women become interested in laser hair removal, and more often than not, they start with the pubic region.
This ultimately leads to the big question: Brazilian or bikini laser hair removal? To figure out which option is better for you, we’ve provided an overview of each option below.
What’s the Difference Between Brazilian and Bikini Laser Hair Removal?
Many women do not know the difference between a bikini line treatment and a Brazilian. The two are similar, so it understandingly causes a bit of confusion. Since the subject can be embarrassing to discuss, women tend to research it beforehand instead of asking their laser hair removal technician what the difference is.
The Bikini Line
The area that lies outside of the panty line is considered the bikini line. A bikini line laser hair removal treatment typically covers up to three inches beyond this line, ensuring a flawless look in panties or a bikini. It often also addresses some areas that underwear covers, such as the sides of the labia and top of the pubic region, but this is up to the client.
A Brazilian laser hair removal treatment includes more area than a bikini treatment because it includes the labia and perianal areas as well. This option leaves women completely bare, but often those who choose Brazilian treatments opt to keep some hair in the pubic region, such as a landing strip.
Either option can be customized to fit what you’re looking for.
How Much Maintenance Do You Want to Avoid?
All women know the bikini zone is one of the most troubling hair removal areas because most hair removal methods seem to cause more problems than they solve. Laser hair removal on the bikini line will create a smooth, flawless appearance and prevent stubble from growing back and the irritation that other hair removal methods cause.
Those who choose this option will still need to maintain the area, however. It will require less maintenance than before but more than if you chose the Brazilian hair removal option, which will permanently eliminate all hair in the pubic region.
What Is Your Objective?
Are you looking to simply reduce the amount of ingrown hairs on your bikini line and get rid of razor burn? Are you looking to shave less often and be sure you didn’t miss a spot while lying on the beach? Then laser hair removal treatments in the bikini area might be the best option for you.
Are you looking to never have to worry about shaving again and save hundreds of dollars a year on other hair removal methods? Are you looking to permanently eliminate ingrown hairs, razor burn, sweating, chafing, and other irritations? Are you looking to have flawless skin not only in a swimsuit but in the nude as well? Then Brazilian laser hair removal treatments might be right for you.
Where Are the Hairs You Forget Most Often?
We all have that spot or patch of hair that we always forget. Worse, we all have that spot that our razors just aren’t flexible enough to manage, causing us to either skip this area altogether or risk massive bleeding. It could be a swath of dark hair on your inner thigh or on the labia, but this is the area you want to make sure is treated. Women are all shaped differently, and this includes our downstairs area. If you cut yourself shaving each time you target a certain area, use this knowledge when deciding between Brazilian and bikini line laser hair removal treatments.
If you still can’t decide between bikini line laser hair removal and Brazilian laser hair removal, it’s recommended that you pursue the former because you can always go back and have more treatments done to the remaining hair if you change your mind. Many women who are concerned about potential pain choose to have another part of the body, such as the underarms or legs, treated first. Once they’re reassured that there’s little pain involved with each laser session, they feel comfortable enough to have their bikini area treated.
After you’ve reached your decision, it’s time to find the laser clinic that best suits your needs. Since you will be dealing with a sensitive area of the body, it’s best to ensure you’ll be in good hands with a licensed medical technician. Being in the hands of trained medical professionals will provide you with the best possible results for your skin type and color.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
In order for the hair follicles to absorb the lasers used for laser hair removal, you must prepare the skin properly before each session. For optimal results, Body Detailsrecommends that our patients thoroughly remove any products, such as lotions, powders, perfume, or deodorant, from the area to be treated. For more recommendations on how to prepare for laser hair removal, the video below details what should be done prior to your appointment, including when you should stop all other hair removal methods, such as shaving, waxing, and plucking, in the area you plan to have treated.