Bikini laser hair removal
is a popular cosmetic treatment that uses laser energy to target and destroy hair follicles in the bikini area. It can be used to remove unwanted hair from the bikini line, labia, or inner thighs. This is a great option for those who want to achieve a hair-free bikini area with permanent results, or for those who would like to avoid the painful experience of waxing or razor bumps in the future.
A Brief History of Bikini Laser Hair Removal
Bikini laser hair removal was first introduced in the 1960s, but was not a viable treatment option until the 1990s when scientists were able to control the laser device enough to avoid collateral skin damage. The procedure was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1997 and has been a prominent cosmetic treatment ever since.
It became popular because it offered a fast, effective, and permanent way to remove hair from the bikini area. In the past, women had to use other methods such as waxing, shaving, or using depilatory creams to remove hair from their bikini area, none of which offered permanent results. These methods were often painful and resulted in skin irritation. Bikini laser hair removal offered a more comfortable and convenient option for removing hair from the bikini area.
Hair removal has been common among humans since at least 3000 BC, as indicated by the discovery of copper razors from this time in both Egypt and India. In 1946, the two-piece bathing suit known as the bikini was introduced by French clothing designer Louis Réard and was instantly scandalized, but the swimwear has remained popular, scandalous, and iconic ever since.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bikini Laser Hair Removal
The following are a few of the many questions that new laser hair removal patients have before starting their treatments. The following answers are meant to give you a general sense of how this process works, but remember that any specific needs or questions you have about your unique body and goals will need to be answered by a professional during your free consultation.
How many bikini laser hair removal treatments will I need?
The number of bikini laser hair removal treatments you'll need depends on your individual case, but most people fall within the 5-10 treatment range. Over the course of your treatment plan, we will monitor your progress and base your treatment schedule accordingly. Hair growth and results differs from person to person based on things such as your follicle growth cycles, skin type and color, hair type, genetics, and more.
What is the difference between bikini laser hair removal and Brazilian laser hair removal?
Bikini laser hair removal is a treatment for the bikini area — typically the pubic mound, bikini line, and inner thighs. Brazilian laser hair removal is a treatment for the entire pelvic region, including the labia and anus.
I'm thinking about getting bikini laser hair removal. What should I expect during the treatment?
Bikini laser hair removal is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure. Our GentleMax Pro True Laser Class IV device allows technicians to target specific hair follicles, while the sensation has been described as a slight pinch or heat. Treatments typically last between 15-20 minutes and you will be able to return to your day with minimal recovery time necessary, if any.
How can I prepare for my bikini laser hair removal treatment?
There are a few things you can do to prepare for your bikini laser hair removal treatment. First, it is important to avoid sun exposure before the treatment, as this can increase the risk of side effects — especially if the area is burned or irritated from UV rays. It is also important to shave the treatment area before your appointment. This will help the laser device target the hair follicles more effectively, since hair above the surface of the skin will absorb the laser’s rays and reduce the treatment’s effectiveness.
How long does bikini laser hair removal take?
Typically, bikini laser hair removal treatments last for 15-20 minutes.
Is bikini laser hair removal painful?
The level of pain you experience during bikini laser hair removal will depend on your individual tolerance, but most people report that the treatment is only mildly uncomfortable. At Body Details True Laser® Centers, our medical staff uses cryogenic cooling with each laser pulse to ensure that your skin stays cool during the process, and that the entire process is as simple and low-impact as possible.
What are the side effects of bikini laser hair removal?
Side effects from bikini laser hair removal are typically mild and temporary. These can include redness, swelling, and blistering of the skin that typically subside within a few hours. More serious side effects are rare, but can include changes in skin color and texture, as well as scarring. Working with best in class equipment and trained professionals like the team at all Body Details locations is one of the best ways to minimize the risk of unpleasant side effects.
Is bikini laser hair removal safe for all skin types?
Yes! Bikini laser hair removal can be performed on any skin type. If you have skin conditions or specific concerns, we will be happy to speak with you about your needs and work to develop a plan that accounts for your skin type and condition.
I've just finished bikini laser hair removal treatments. What should I do to ensure optimal results?
It is important to keep the bikini area clean and dry following bikini laser hair removal treatments. Avoid sun exposure and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when going outside. You may also want to avoid using any hair removal products (including bikini waxing) for at least two weeks after your treatment.
Contact Body Details True Laser® Centers Today To Get Started
If you are interested in the treatments that the Body Details True Laser® Centers have to offer, contact us as soon as possible to request a free consultation with a trained professional. All laser hair removal clients of Body Details True Laser® Centers that purchased services with a free lifetime guarantee can receive free touchups for any hair that ever appears in the treatment area. If you are interested in our financing options, we are happy to discuss this with you during your initial consultation, as well.