Having hair down there is natural and nothing to be ashamed of. However, there are many adults who feel more comfortable and confident having little to no hair present in their pubic region. That’s why Brazilian hair removal is a popular choice for both men and women looking to get rid of unwanted hair in their nether regions.
But how many laser hair removal treatments are needed for a Brazilian before you see the results you want? The answer can vary for clients, so it’s best to have one of our board-certified physicians assess the condition of your treatment area. After all, every client’s goals are different, and several factors can affect the amount of laser treatment necessary to achieve what you want.
Most patients need around 5 to 12 treatments spread apart every 4 to 6 weeks before they can achieve the results they want.
It’s important to note that the effects of these treatments are not permanent. After completing these treatments, you will also need at least one maintenance treatment every year to prevent your hair follicles from re-growing. If you don’t have maintenance treatments, hair will eventually grow back – though much thinner and lighter than before.
Laser hair removal works by destroying a target hair follicle and preventing future hair growth. The pigment in your hair absorbs light from the laser and converts it into heat. This is enough to damage the target hair follicle from within your skin. Through multiple treatments, this will eventually damage hair follicles and prevent them from regrowing.
However, certain factors can affect how effective treatment can be.
Laser hair removal is best for clients with dark hair colors. The melanin or pigment in your hair is responsible for absorbing laser light and converting it into heat energy. There is enough pigment in darker hair colors. However, for light blonde, red, gray, or white hairs, there may not be enough pigment to absorb the same amount of light and produce the same results.
Not all spas and aesthetic centers that offer laser hair removal treatment are equipped with lasers that can handle lighter hair colors. Therefore, if these spas can’t increase the intensity of the laser used (depending on your skin color), clients with lighter hair colors will need more treatments to get the desired results.
Laser hair removal treatment was originally limited to people with light skin because lasers could cause discoloration for those with darker skin colors. Spas and aesthetic centers with outdated laser equipment may not be equipped to treat darker skin colors without resulting in permanent pigmentation changes. On the other hand, more updated laser equipment can adjust the laser intensity accordingly to ensure a safe procedure with little to no skin discoloration.
Unlike waxing which is effective if a client comes in with long hair, laser hair removal is best with patients that have trimmed or shaved prior to their treatment. Long hair can cause burns on the skin surface. Waxing, on the other hand, removes the hair from the root, leaving nothing to absorb the laser from.
You can consider any hair removal method to clean up unwanted hair in your pubic region, but it’s best to weigh the long-term pros and cons. If you’re looking at it at cost per treatment, Brazilian laser treatment may not seem like the cheapest solution. But if you’re thinking long-term, it can be the most practical and cost-effective solution that takes away the task of cleaning up your genital area frequently.
Each Brazilian laser hair removal session can cost you around $300 to $550 per session, depending on your provider. Given that you’ll need around 5 to 12 sessions, expect to spend at least $1,500 and up to $6,600 to achieve your results.
This may seem like an expensive option, but consider both the time you spend on removing unwanted hair and the long-term costs of alternatives like waxing. Brazilian waxing may seem cheaper because they can range from $20 to $120 per session. However, hair growth will continue as normal, requiring you to spend multiple times in one month.
And when you fast forward around five years, you’ll still be paying the same amount for Brazilian waxing and taking time off your schedule to get it done, and this will add up. For Brazilian laser hair removal, on the other hand, you’ll be paying for a follow-up session at least once every year or every few years.
Brazilian laser hair treatment isn’t a permanent hair removal solution, but it is a longer-lasting solution compared to waxing and shaving. If you’re looking to keep your pubic area hairless, you may be removing your hair several times per month. Laser hair removal, however, takes away this inconvenience, on top of all the other benefits you can get from the procedure.
Aside from diminishing hair in your pubic region, you may also experience temporary side effects from the treatment. These include:
Anyone can get Brazilian laser hair removal if they want to see thinner, fewer pubic hairs in their private area. There may be some discomfort or minimal pain from the laser. And then there are the possible side effects mentioned earlier and recommended aftercare tips. First-time clients can also feel a bit awkward having their pubic area exposed to a stranger – even if that stranger is a qualified laser technician (in this case, you might benefit from a bikini laser hair removal, which is less invasive, and covers only the bikini area to keep pubic hair for passing your bikini line). If you’re ready to face these head-on, then you’re a good candidate for Brazilian laser hair removal.
However, there are a few caveats on who may not get laser hair removal. This includes:
The best way to determine how many treatments you will need is to consult with one of our board-certified cosmetic doctors. They can assess all the different factors and determine how many treatments it will take to achieve the results you want. It may seem like the more expensive option now, but Brazilian laser hair removal is the optimal long-term solution for those who want to spend less time tending to their pubic hair.
Ethos Spa Skin & Laser Center houses state-of-the-art laser equipment and a highly-trained team that can make each of your sessions one step closer to the body you want – free of unwanted hair. Book a complimentary consultation online today.