Does Brazilian laser hair removal hurt?
Having laser hair removal on the Brazilian area should not hurt any more than any other area of the body. Treatment on this area should be taken slowly and regular breaks should be taken over heavy areas on the bikini area. A Brazilian is an extended version of a bikini line shape, all hair is removed from the sides, labia, bum and a small piece of hair is left at the front of the bikini.
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You should feel a slightly warm bearable pinch. If you are feeling anything more than this please let your therapist know so that they can adjust the laser settings accordingly. It is important that you feel in control of the pace of your treatment. Our rule of thumb is on a pain scale of 1-10 you should feel about a 5.
Sections of hair on the top, labia and bum area may be thicker so it is important that the setting of the laser be decreased especially on the first few sessions to compensate for this. Laser settings can be increased on subsequent sessions but only when it feels comfortable for you.
Pulsing slowly over the more sensitive areas ie. labia and perianal areas of the bikini is recommended to allow for a more comfortable session. Request mini breaks in between pulses if you need more time to work over these areas.
The vast majority of people say it’s the anticipation and thought of it which is the worst part, the actual treatment itself is fine. If you have had a bikini wax or used an epilator in the past then the feeling of laser will be familiar to you as they are slightly similar in ways.
How does laser actually feel on the Brazilian area?
The sensation of laser varies greatly from person to person. There are a number of different factors that affect how laser feels; hair colour, hair density, skin type and pain threshold all influence how treatment will feel for each individual. The sensation of laser does decrease after each session as hair growth is becoming finer and lighter after each treatment.
‘You should feel a slightly warm bearable pinch’
Advancements in laser technology over the years has provided us with far superior cooling systems to help minimise any discomfort during your session.
Laser feels like a series of small hot pulses of energy over the skin. When the laser session begins the first few pulses may feel a little sharp but over the duration of your session they do get easier to manage. This is because your body becomes accustomed to the feeling over time. The more treatments you have the more the heat sensation will decrease as a finer, lighter hair will absorb less energy than a thicker, stronger one. Throughout your session it is important that you feel comfortable, if you are feeling too much heat from the laser it is important that you let your therapist know so that the laser can be adjusted for you. Laser hair removal on the Brazilian area should not hurt and you should feel comfortable throughout your treatment.
How long does a session of laser hair removal take on the Brazilian area?
A session of laser on the Brazilian or Hollywood bikini area takes approx. 20 minutes to complete.
Is there anything that I can do to make Brazilian laser hair removal hurt less?
- Shave the day/night before your session
- Ensure you have removed ALL excess hair from the labia and bum sections of your bikini
- Avoid Caffeine before your treatment
- Take a mild pain reliever (Not Ibuprofen)
- Try to schedule treatment the week before or the week after your period
- Most importantly, Relax, you’re in safe hands.
See our ‘How do I prepare for Brazilian laser hair removal?’ blog post here.
It is normal to be nervous before starting a course of laser treatment in this area. It is a very sensitive part of your body so it is essential that treatments are comfortable, safe and discreet. If you are unsure about any aspects of this treatment please book a free 30 minute consultation with one of our dedicated laser hair removal specialists to find out more.
We treat 100’s of bikini lines on a weekly basis so please feel comfortable to talk to you about any reservations you may have, were here to help