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Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Soni’s Expert Insights for Silky, Hair-Free Skin

These days it’s not just about whether or not a hair removal treatment is effective; it’s also about the speed, longevity, comfort, and cost-efficiency of the hair removal procedures that potential patients consider.

When it comes to achieving smooth and hair-free skin, one name stands out: Dr. Soni, your trusted expert in Brazilian laser hair removal

And Dr. Soni is here to guide you through the pros and cons of this transformative procedure.

So what are the pros and cons of a full Brazilian laser hair removal? This procedure is fast, precise, long-lasting, and relatively painless. Meanwhile, some cons include getting dry skin or skin burns, needing multiple expensive sessions, and achieving temporary results but in long intervals.

While there are no proven medical benefits to any hair removal procedure, getting a Brazilian is one of the ways many people can improve their look and ultimately, how they see themselves. 

What does Brazilian Laser Hair Removal cover?

Brazilian laser hair removal aims to remove hair from the bikini zone, pubic area, and even the anal region. The range of treatment starts from the root of the hair follicle to the edge of the treatment zone, tailored to your preferences and the guidelines set by Dr. Soni.

Does Brazilian Laser Hair Removal offer permanent results?

While the treatment yields long-lasting hair reduction, Dr. Soni advises that some patients might require maintenance sessions due to factors like hormonal shifts.

How does skin color affect the efficacy of Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

Melanin and human skin color can affect how laser light is absorbed. Dark skin and human hair color variations often necessitate specialized lasers like the Nd:YAG to minimize the risk of burns or hyperpigmentation.

Does it work on light-colored hair?

Light-colored hair, such as blond, may be more challenging to treat effectively due to lower melanin content. Specialized lasers and more sessions may be needed.

Is the procedure safe for all skin types and genders?

It is generally safe for both men and women but requires specialized care for darker skin types. Men’s hair, which may be coarser, may require more sessions for effective hair removal.

Does Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Work on Ingrown Hairs?

Brazilian Laser Hair Removal can reduce or eliminate issues like ingrown hairs by targeting the root and hair follicle, which is often the cause of such problems.

What preparations are required before getting Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

To ensure optimal results, Dr. Soni advises abstaining from practices like waxing, plucking, and the use of specific topical medications for several weeks leading up to your session.

Brazilian Laser Post-treatment 

Expect some redness, irritation, and a feeling similar to a mild sunburn. Showering may be restricted for a day to avoid exacerbating any irritation or risk of infection.

Pros and Cons of Full Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Getting a Brazilian is a matter of preference, but choosing the way to get rid of unwanted hair growth should be based on what’s practical for you. Take a look at the pros and cons of going completely bare down there with the help of laser treatment.

ProsCons
Long-term hair removal. Laser hair removal isn’t permanent. After completing the recommended number of treatments, you’ll need maintenance treatments at least once every 2 years. 

Thinner, less dense hair. During your treatments, you may notice that pubic hair that sprouts (if any) are thinner and less dense than they normally are. Should you decide not to get maintenance sessions after completing your treatment plan, hair will eventually grow back, but much sparser than before. 

Cost-effective hair removal. Although the sessions are more expensive than other methods, laser hair removal treatment may be more cost-effective in the long run. Brazilian waxing is cheaper, but the cost of waxing twice a month can eventually add up to be more expensive than a long-term solution like laser hair removal. 

No ingrown hairs, razor burn, and rashes. Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal doesn’t result in painful ingrown hairs or irritating razor burn and rashes. 

Minimal maintenance. After your treatments, you’ll only have to worry about maintenance sessions once every two years. In comparison to waxing and shaving which should be done frequently to maintain a hairless pubic region, laser hair removal is the more practical solution. 

Precision and speed. Lasers cover a lot of ground quickly while only affecting the hairs attached to follicles. Although there may be some redness and irritation after the treatment, lasers don’t damage your skin. 

Less painful than waxing. Laser hair removal is less painful and has the same pain level as a rubber band hitting your skin. Prior to your session, a laser technician will apply a cooling gel and a topical anesthetic to make the process more comfortable. Given that you’re dealing with a sensitive area,  this can be a much more comfortable option.  
Multiple treatments. You’ll need around 5 to 12 treatments before achieving the results you need for long-term hair reduction. These treatments are spread apart between 4 to 6 weeks. 

Not permanent. After completing your treatments, it’s possible for hair to grow back. To keep your follicles too damaged to grow hair, you’ll need to schedule maintenance treatments at least once every two years. It’s more convenient than waxing or shaving multiple times per month, but you might prefer a more permanent alternative.   

Expensive sessions. Compared to Brazilian waxing services and other hair removal devices and products you can use at home, laser hair removal can be more expensive. One session can cost around $300 to $550. Since you’ll need around 5 to 12 sessions, expect to spend at least $1,500 up to $6,600 – on top of the maintenance sessions. 

Older laser hair removal devices can be risky for patients with a darker skin tone. Laser hair removal works by targeting pigment, so patients with light skin and dark hair can receive treatment effectively. However, darker skin can also absorb laser heat, which can result in discoloration. To avoid this, make sure your provider has high-quality equipment. 

May be less effective on patients with light-colored hair. Dark hair color can absorb laser light, convert it to heat, and destroy hair follicles by the root. Less powerful laser machines may provide patients with light-colored hair effective results. 

Risk of skin burns. Patients need to shave their pubic hair the night before their treatment. Any hair beyond the skin can heat and cause burns on the skin. Don’t get a Brazilian wax at least two weeks before your treatment, since this removes hair from the root. 

Dry skin side effects. One of the possible side effects of laser hair removal is your skin drying out. Moisturizing the treated area can reduce the effects of it.  

Alternative Hair Removal Options

How Does Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Differ From Waxing and Shaving?

Unlike traditional waxing and shaving with a razor, which pull hair from the root or cut it at skin level respectively, laser hair removal aims for long-lasting results by targeting the hair follicle and cell biology.

However, laser treatment often requires more money due to multiple sessions and the technology involved.

What is used in Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

Technologies such as diode lasers, alexandrite lasers, and Nd:YAG lasers are commonly used. These vary in their wavelengths and are suited for different skin types and hair colors, including blond and dark hair.

Aside from getting laser hair removal, you have a number of DIY products and services from spas and aesthetic centers to choose from.

To help you decide whether or not Brazilian laser hair removal is best for you, take a look at the alternative hair removal method types to remove pubic hair and weigh in their own pros and cons.

Shaving

young woman wearing bath towel sitting on chair shaving her legs

Shaving can be done at home. Arguably the cheapest hair removal option, you can get disposable razors in convenience stores and supermarkets. You can also get other shaving products like electric razors and depilatory cream to make the process easier.

ProsCons
Affordable. You can get disposable razors for less than $15, while a bottle of shaving cream can go as low as $3. 

Fast. You can simply shave during or after you shower. Shaving can take less than 10 minutes. 

Convenient. You don’t have to prepare or schedule since it’s a quick process. 
Prone to cuts, razor burns, and ingrown hair. Since you’re working with a blade, there’s a risk of cutting the skin. This can be painful, especially near sensitive areas. You’re also prone to razor hair, bristles, and ingrown hair. 

Faster hair growth. You aren’t removing hair from the roots, so it can sprout back quickly. To maintain a clean shave, you’ll need to shave multiple times per week. 

Can’t reach all areas. You might not be able to reach all areas like your butt strip and your anus using a razor.    

Waxing

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Waxing can also be done at home or in a salon, but for best results, it’s better to have a professional do it. Waxing involves a variety of substances that can cling onto your hair and then pull them out from the roots. Waxing is a popular alternative, especially for getting a bikini wax or Brazilian wax.

ProsCons
Can be done at home or in a salon. You can buy products like wax strips, cold wax, or a waxing kit, or you can opt to have it done by a professional. 

Done once a month. On average, people get Brazilian waxes every three to four weeks. It’s not as hands-off as laser hair removal, but it’s less labor-intensive than shaving. 

No razor burn. Waxing doesn’t result in razor burn since it doesn’t irritate your skin the same way as shaving.
More painful than laser hair removal. Lasers simply heat up hair follicles, while waxing rips a group of hairs from their follicles. Brazilian waxing affects sensitive areas more intensely due to its direct contact to the skin and its larger coverage.

You need to grow it out. Rather than keeping pubic hair from growing out, you’ll need to grow out your hair at least a quarter of an inch long for your next Brazilian wax. 

Costs pile up over time. Wax isn’t reusable after a session, so whether you do it at home or at a salon, the costs may be impractical if you’re looking at it long-term.

Electrolysis

electrolysis hair removal

A relatively new method in the market, electrolysis can be used for hair removal by using electric currents to destroy your hair follicle. This can only be done by a professional.

ProsCons
Permanent hair reduction. Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved procedure that can offer permanent hair removal. 

No risk of hyperpigmentation. Electrolysis only treats the hair follicle, so it’s good for all skin types and hair colors. 

Long-term cost-effective option. Although it requires more treatments than laser hair removal, electrolysis doesn’t require maintenance. 
More treatments required. You may need up to 30 treatments done every week or every other week, compared to laser hair treatment that only needs up to 12 treatments. 

Involves needles. A thin needle will be inserted into your hair follicle to send electric currents to damage the roots. 

Sessions are longer. Your electrologist will have to treat each hair shaft individually, compared to laser hair removal that can cover multiple hairs at the same time.  

How often should one get Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

The frequency depends on various factors including human hair growth cycles and the specific body hair being targeted. Generally, Dr. Soni recommends treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart to effectively target hair follicles during their growth phase.

Is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal painful? 

Patients often describe the sensation as akin to a rubber band snap against the skin. Pain tolerance varies among individuals and topical medication like anesthetics can be used to numb the area.

What are the risks and possible side effects of Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

Risks may include irritation, infection, and scars. Burns are also possible, particularly if the radiant energy settings of the laser are not adjusted according to skin and hair types. Although, you significantly reduce these risks if you work with a qualified and experienced provider. 

Can Brazilian Laser Hair Removal cause scarring or other long-term effects?

Scarring is rare but possible, particularly if the laser’s radiant energy is improperly calibrated. Choosing a reputable day spa or plastic surgery clinic minimizes this risk.

How Much is a Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

The cost can vary based on factors like location, technology used, and required sessions. While it often requires a significant financial investment, many find it worthwhile when compared to the recurring costs of methods like waxing or buying shaving supplies.

Try A Full Brazilian Laser Treatment Today at Ethos Spa

Dr. Soni and staff from Ethos Spa

A full Brazilian laser treatment is an excellent alternative to traditional hair removal procedures that are most likely painful, and entail so many side effects that you don’t actually have to deal with.

Many people feel more confident with smooth and hair-free skin, and what better way to do this than with a safe, effective, painless, and low maintenance procedure like a Brazilian laser hair removal.

Ethos Aesthetics and Wellness offers state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments to help you get the clear, smooth, and hair-free skin that you’ve always dreamed of.

Our Brazilian laser hair removal treatment is the best you can find in the area. It’s time to look and feel your best today. Book an appointment or visit our website to find more about our other treatments and services.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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