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Can You Have Sex After Getting Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

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A Brazilian laser hair removal treatment is one of the best options for removing hair from the bikini region. With reduced pain and a lesser recovery period, you can enjoy and flaunt your hairless bikini area after some time following your final treatment session.

But can you have sex after getting Brazilian laser hair removal treatment? Although it’s safe to have sex after your Brazilian laser hair removal session if you have no post-treatment side effects, it’s still best to let the bikini region rest since this area is hypersensitive. Doing so would avoid further adverse effects and skin irritation.

Can You Have Sex After Getting Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

Brazilian laser hair removal is relatively painless and precise in removing unwanted pubic hair compared to other hair removal alternatives such as Brazilian waxing and shaving. However, patients who undergo this treatment are still prone to skin irritation and other side effects. There are also post-treatment instructions such as avoidance of extreme heat and pressure to reduce any possibility of occurrences of adverse effects.

So yes, you can have sex after getting Brazilian laser hair removal, but make sure to be ready for the increased risk of skin irritation and side effects such as swelling and redness. It is possible to irritate the area even more if you engage in sexual intimacy when it is still irritated. This can cause swelling to increase, and make you more vulnerable to infections.

Other than that, you may also really want to wait to have sex because of the high possibility of having vaginal dryness after your treatment session. Vaginal dryness may make sex more painful for women because of the lack of sufficient lubrication, which is experienced by some people right after their laser hair removal treatment session.

Vaginal dryness resolves on its own so you may simply want to wait it out until your normal vaginal wetness is restored.

Is It Safe to Have Oral Sex After Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

If you can’t have penetrative intercourse after your Brazilian laser hair removal, then it follows that you can’t also have oral sex for the same reasons. Your skin is already disrupted and irritated after your laser hair removal session so inflicting any form of force or pressure, or performing oral sex on the bikini region would make it much worse. 

Similarly, it will also result in complications such as infections. Good thing, it takes only 24 hours after your treatment session before you can engage in any sexual activity. 

What Happens To Your Skin During Laser Hair Removal and Why You Have to Wait to Have Sex

The Brazilian laser hair removal method disrupts the hair follicle and the normal skin condition, so having sex may result in increased irritation or infection after a couple of hours following the treatment session. 

It’s not just any infection though, research backs up the possible complications and risks of having sex after your skin got tiny tears or trauma from a hair removal procedure. Such complications include sexually transmitted diseases (STI) such as HPV and herpes.

When Can You Have Sex After Getting Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

It’s best to wait for at least 24 hours or until any side effects vanish before engaging in any sexual activity. However, even after a couple of days following your laser hair removal session, you may still feel sensitive and ticklish down there so you may want to wait until the sensitivity subsides.

It’s important that you consult your doctor and only seek services from an expert team with advanced laser technology in order to achieve the best possible results. This way, you can ensure that your skin may heal faster and severe adverse effects are avoided because of the expertise and experience of the team and the efficiency of the lasers they use.

What to Expect After Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal works by damaging the hair follicle irreparably in order to reduce and weaken hair growth. In Brazilian hair removal, results usually depend on the skin color and hair color since the treatment targets hair follicles based on pigmentation. 

Due to the fact that laser energy is more responsive to darker skin tones, people with such skin may experience more pain or irritation than those with lighter skin tones. This means that you may expect to wait more time until the sensitivity or visible signs of skin irritation subsides before you could have sex after your laser hair removal treatment session.

Despite this, laser hair removal still offers greater effectiveness and less pain compared to Brazilian wax and other pubic hair removal options. To know what to expect after your Brazilian laser hair removal, do take note of the following possible side effects from the hair removal treatment:

  • Redness
  • Scarring
  • Skin crusting
  • Mild swelling
  • Slight redness and temporary irritation
  • Changes in skin texture
  • Changes in skin pigmentation
  • Stimulation of hair growth

Expect full recovery from the side effects for at least 2 weeks after your session. Hair regrowth is expected but as you progress through your sessions, your pubic hair may appear thinner and its growth will be slower.

Dos and Don’ts: Aftercare Instructions For Faster Recovery after Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Although it’s safe to have sex after your laser hair removal session, it’s still best to simply wait for 24 hours after the treatment or until any signs of skin irritation subsides. For faster healing of the skin from Brazilian laser hair removal treatment, you can also try to diligently follow the dos and don’ts following your session:

Gently cleanse the treated area with mild soap.Don’t do any waxing, scratching, or tweezing on the treatment area. You shouldn’t use shaving cream or depilatory creams on your pubic region as well.
Gently exfoliate after 5 days up to 30 days following your treatment session to speed up hair shedding.Don’t rub the treatment area within 48 hours following your treatment session.
Apply ice in the treated area to reduce any burning sensation or mild discomfort.Reduce full-body exposure to heat and UV for at least 2 months to avoid skin irritation and reduce redness.

Laser Away Your Unwanted Hair at Ethos Spa

Brazilian laser hair removal consists of multiple treatments for effective pubic hair removal with precise results, leaving you with silky smooth skin after every session compared with a Brazilian wax. Despite its minimal pain and skin damage, having sex is still not recommended to avoid experiencing further adverse effects on your physical and sexual health.

At Ethos Spa, we offer safe, affordable, and effective permanent hair removal, ingrown hair reduction, bikini wax, facial hair removal, and other body hair removal laser treatment procedures that suit every skin type, hair color (dark hair or light hair), and skin tone (even a darker skin tone). We also offer plastic surgery services and minimally invasive cosmetic surgery services that are perfect for you.

Book your Brazilian laser treatment and bikini laser hair removal appointment now at Ethos Spa.

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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