Bikini area hair removal can be complicated. You (and possibly your romantic partner) want a smooth look and feel, but shaving can lead to stubble and irritation. Waxing is painful, has to be continued every few weeks, and often leads to painful and unsightly ingrown hairs. For many women, laser hair removal for the bikini area can be an ideal solution. Here are three things you should know ahead of your first appointment.
Decide on Your Preferred Hair Shape
Just like waxing and shaving, laser hair removal can be adapted to your preferred hair shape. Since laser hair removal lasts for years, however, you should carefully consider it before you commit. For example, you may want the hair removed from your labia and for the hair above to remain in place. Or you may want everything removed, like in a Brazillian. A nice middle ground is to have most of the hair removed but leave a landing strip or triangle.
In any case, your laser hair removal technician will have a menu of looks for you to choose from.
Plan to Have Multiple Sessions
Laser hair removal typically requires multiple sessions since your hair is not all at the same stage of growth at any given time. The number of sessions required will also depend on how much hair you have and how coarse or curly it is.
At your consultation or first laser hair removal, your tech will give you an estimate of how many sessions will be needed. These are usually spaced out monthly and you will be able to pay as you go, or pay for a package upfront at a discounted price.
Prep Your Bikini Area Ahead of Time
It's important to avoid harsh body washes or creams, as you don't want the skin to be irritated. Switch to more gentle and natural products in the weeks leading up to your laser hair removal. You should also avoid getting a tan or sunburn on your bikini area as this can lead to side effects when getting laser hair removal.
You should not wax the area ahead of time, as this removes hair at the root making it impossible for the laser to reach the hair. You should, however, shave the area a day or two before the first session.
If laser hair removal sounds like a great solution for your bikini area, start with a consultation appointment. Your aesthetician will be able to give you an accurate idea of how many sessions you will require so that you can budget appropriately.
For more information on laser hair removal, contact a company near you.