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Preparing for Your Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Appointment: A Quick Guide

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Brazilian laser hair removal is a convenient and popular hair removal method for individuals prone to unwanted body hair in their bikini area. This procedure provides a more long-lasting result and a near to permanent hair removal solution. With the correct preparation, one can maximize the quality and longevity of the results of their laser hair removal sessions.

So what do you need to do to prepare for your Brazilian laser hair removal appointment? As with any laser hair removal treatment, a patient must consult with the doctor regarding their eligibility for the procedure. For optimal efficiency of the session, shaving and cleaning the treatment area is also paramount. With proper aftercare and preparation, one can make the most out of their Brazilian laser hair removal session.

How to Prepare for the Procedure

Through several sessions, laser hair removal utilizes laser energy to burn the hair follicle to prevent unwanted pubic hair growth. With the right preparation, patients can minimize post-procedure discomfort and maximize the quality of their Brazilian laser hair removal treatment session.

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1) Set an Appointment With The Laser Technician

Firstly, you should inquire as much information about the treatment as possible to be able to make an informed decision about getting laser hair removal for your bikini area. You may find this guide useful in providing information on necessary preparation and aftercare essentials. Still, a more in-depth discussion with an expert should always be in place to supplement your knowledge.

For instance, it’s important to declare the maintenance medications you are taking prior to the procedure to prevent side effects such as photosensitivity and burns. You must also be aware that you should not take aspirin, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics before your treatment, as their blood-thinning properties can cause further bruising on the treated area.

Your medical history and profile, as well as your skin type, will also be discussed to determine your eligibility for the treatment. For instance, because laser treatment is more effective for patients with dark hair color and fair skin tone due to the target’s color contrast, your hair color and skin tone should also match the parameter as much as possible. 

Unless you have a naturally darker skin tone for which other forms of laser treatment are more appropriate as a treatment, you should avoid sun exposure and tanning before the procedure. And while a Brazilian hair removal treatment is generally safe, getting your money’s worth with a Brazilian laser hair removal also means knowing if your skin profile and medical history are compatible with the treatment so you get optimal results.

2) Shave The Treatment Area

Shaving the bikini area before the appointment lets the laser penetrate the hair follicle more effectively for a smoother Brazilian laser hair removal treatment session. Avoid skin irritation and ingrown hair by taking a careful amount of time in shaving the area and applying the right shaving oils. To ensure that minor irritations have subsided, shaving should be done at least 12 to 24 hours before going to your laser clinic. 

Because the skin is thinner and more sensitive in your bikini area, it’s important to take utmost care in shaving this region. Remember to apply shaving oil to the skin and apply light pressure to avoid irritation. To minimize infection, shave the labia before the perianal area or the butt region.

It’s also worth noting that the skin should be shaved, not waxed or tweezed. Although the skin should be hairless by the time of your laser session, the hair should not be fully pulled out through waxing or threading as laser treatment directly targets the hair root to penetrate the hair follicle. 

3) Clean the Treatment Area

To minimize the risk of infection after your full bikini laser hair removal session, it is always important to clean the treatment area thoroughly before any procedure. For Brazilian laser hair removal, a shower the morning before the session will do. You need not, and should not use skin creams, oils, deodorants, or makeup. 

To avoid irritation during and after the treatment, prepare by wearing loose and comfortable clothes for your bikini area (i.e., loose-fitting pants and cotton undergarments)

4) Take Pain Relievers If Necessary

Brazilian hair removal provides long-term results with little to no downtime, but you might experience minor discomfort in the skin during the procedure itself due to the bikini area being relatively more sensitive. Thus, you might experience some pain during the session. The treatment itself commonly doesn’t apply anesthesia, so it might help you deal with the pain by taking pain relievers before the session. 

Things to Avoid After the Treatment

In the first 2 hours after the treatment, the treated area in your bikini region will likely experience soreness and swelling. To reduce discomfort after the treatment, avoid the following:

  • Partaking in activities that may cause excessive heat such as saunas, hot spas, and sunbathing, exercising
  • Being exposed to the sun
  • Using perfumes and deodorant within 48 hours after the treatment
  • Waxing or plucking hair growth

Aftercare Tips

Reducing the side effects of each session also involves the maintenance of the following aftercare measures:

  • Shaving hair growth patches
  • Applying a cold compress to the treated area
  • Cleaning the area using a gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion
  • Wearing loose clothing
  • Use numbing cream to alleviate pain

Summary of Do’s and Don’ts

To summarize, here are some dos and don’ts before and after the treatment:

DoDon’t
BeforeSet an appointment - discuss your eligibility, medical history, and current medications with your technicianShave the treatment area thoroughly but carefullyClean the treatment areaWear loose garmentTake a showerTake pain relievers if necessaryTake drugs with blood-thinning properties (e.g., antibiotics, aspirin)Expose your skin in sun UV raysGet a fake tanWax, tweeze, or thread the hairApply skin care products, oils, lotions, and creams
AfterShave hair growth patchesApply cold compressUse a gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion to clean the treatment areaWear loose clothingApply numbing creamDo saunas, hot spas, and sunbathing, and other activities that cause excessive heatExpose your skin in sun UV raysWorkout and exerciseUse perfumes and deodorantWax, tweeze, or thread hair growth

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