Are you tired of constant shave bumps and redness around your bikini zone? Now that the summer is here, you want beach or pool-ready skin without shaving or the irritation that comes with it. If you're searching for a shave-free way to keep your bikini area smooth and bathing suit-ready, take a look at what you need to know about laser hair removal.
Why Choose A Laser Hair Removal Treatment Over Shaving?
This type of hair removal process uses a laser and heat to damage follicles and reduce growth. Over time, and after several sessions, the hair in your bikini area will grow more slowly and have a finer texture. This means you won't need to shave as much at first, or possibly at all, after you complete the treatments.
This semi-permanent hair removal option is an ideal shaving alternative for people who are prone to razor bumps, redness, and other similar types of irritation. Unlike shaving, you won't have to laser your bikini zone every day or several times a week. This can result in less skin sensitivity and significant time savings.
Along with reducing shave-related irritation and saving time, laser treatments can leave your bikini zone smooth and hair-free. You won't need to worry about the few stray hairs or quick-to-grow-back stubble that razors can leave behind. This can save you from potential embarrassment or the need for an impromptu beach/pool day shaving session.
Can You Shave Before Your Laser Treatment?
Yes, you can, and should, shave before your treatment appointment. Ask your provider before your laser visit for a full list of pre-treatment instructions. Long hair and laser removal typically don't mix well. This means the provider may ask you to shave the area the night before your bikini zone service. Follow the provider's instructions exactly. While shaving is recommended, you should not tweeze or wax the bikini area before a laser hair removal treatment.
How Often Will You Need To Treat the Bikini Area?
You won't need to laser your bikini zone as often as you would need to shave it. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), patients often need between two and six laser treatments to see the full results. But you will notice a significant reduction in unwanted hair almost immediately after your first procedure.
Can You Have Irritation After A Laser Treatment?
While you may have short-lasting effects from the laser treatment, you won't get the same type of red, bumpy rash that you would otherwise experience after shaving. Laser removal may cause some redness and swelling in the area. This is temporary and should be resolved quickly. Some patients may have longer-lasting or permanent skin color changes, according to the AAD. Talk to your doctor about possible side effects and what to expect after your laser treatment.
To learn more, contact a local service, such as Mountain West Aesthetics.
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