We all know that a bikini wax can be brutal, as the area is sensitive enough without being put through such a painful procedure. It’s for this reason that so many women opt for laser hair removal instead. As a permanent solution to stubble and razor bumps, the only thing women are left to decide is whether to go for Brazilian laser hair removal or bikini line laser hair removal.
More often than not, women will choose Brazilian laser hair removal as it ensures that they no longer have to maintain any area of their pubic hair and, as we all know: the less maintenance the better. Brazillian laser hair removal treatments target the hair around the entire pubic region, including the bikini line, the labia, and perianal areas. You can choose to go completely bare or to leave a landing strip if you’d like. It’s completely customizable to how you want the area to look.
If you’re still having trouble deciding between the two procedures, take a look at this list of the five biggest differences between the two.
1. Bikini Line Treatments Cover Less Ground
Unlike Brazilian treatments, bikini line laser hair removal treatments only cover the area within a few inches of the underwear line. They target all the hairs that likely wouldn’t be covered by your bathing suit bottom, as well as some hairs that would. Great for eliminating hair stubble, razor bumps, and skin irritation from ingrown hairs, these treatments will have your bikini line looking fabulous. And while they certainly help to reduce hair maintenance time, some will likely still be required to get rid of all unwanted hair in the region.
2. You’ll Still Need To Shave With Bikini Laser Hair Removal
Since bikini line laser treatments are only targeting hair that rests within a few inches of what your underwear covers, you’ll likely still need to use other hair removal methods. Everyone’s pubic hair grows differently, and it’s not uncommon for it to spread to the thighs and buttocks. So if this hair bothers you, expect to still shave or wax after you’ve completed your bikini line laser hair removal treatments. If you’d rather be able to strut around in a skimpy bikini bottom or go completely nude without touching a razor, then you might want to consider Brazilian treatments instead.
3. Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Requires Longer Treatments
While both bikini line and Brazilian laser hair removal will require the same number of laser treatments, usually between five and ten, a bikini line session will likely be shorter. This is due to the fact that less hair is being targeted and your licensed medical laser technician will have less ground to cover. Neither of them takes very long to complete, often 20 minutes on average depending on the size of the surface area, but a Brazilian laser session will take a bit longer to ensure that all crevices are reached.
4. Brazilian Treatments Can Get Awkward
While both a Brazilian and a bikini line laser treatment will require a stranger to get pretty intimate with your lady bits, Brazilian laser hair removal treatments have been known to be far more awkward. Similar to a bikini wax, both kinds of treatments will likely require you to be naked from the waist down, covered by a paper drape. Since a Brazilian treatment needs to target the hair pretty much everywhere, the licensed medical laser technician might request that you position yourself in a way that gives them a view of your body few are privileged to. She may even ask for you to lift a cheek so that she can be sure to hit every nook and cranny, something she is used to doing regularly for her job. Fortunately, this process only takes a few minutes so the embarrassment doesn’t last too long.
5. Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Allows For Customization
Sometimes we want to get rid of most of our pubic hair and leave a bit on the top in the shape of a landing strip or triangle. Or perhaps you want a heart or a square. Whatever floats your boat, this customization is included in most Brazilian laser hair removal packages. Since the bikini line treatments don’t address the shape of the hair on the mons pubis, you should consider Brazilian treatments instead if this is important to you.
Get a better idea of what your bikini laser hair removal treatment will be like by watching the following video: