Guide To Bikini & Brazilian Laser Hair Removal in Atlanta

Table of Contents

Published on Feb 14, 2024 By: WIFH Staff

What Patients Need to Know About Bikini Line Hair Removal

The “bikini area” refers to the skin that a typical bikini swimsuit covers. This includes the lower abdomen (happy trail), the pubic area, perianal areal, and the sides, upper inner thighs. Depending on personal preference or style, the extent of what this area covers varies by individual.

Traditionally, managing bikini area hair is done through grooming methods like shaving, waxing, sugaring, and plucking. Despite some benefits, these methods offer temporary results and can be painful, expensive, repetitive, and lead to skin irritation such as nicks, cuts, or ingrown hairs.

For a more permanent solution to unwanted bikini hair, people turn to laser hair removal. Read on to learn more on how bikini laser hair removal works, preparation tips, and what to expect during and after each of the 8 treatments.

How Laser Bikini Hair Removal Works

Bikini laser hair removal works by using laser technology to target follicles in the bikini area, reducing hair growth without harming the surrounding skin. The laser sends pulses of light that penetrate each hair follicle, effectively destroying the root and preventing future hair growth.

Hair grows at varying speeds through four growth stages[94], but the laser effectively targets hair only in its active phase. To achieve complete removal requires multiple sessions. Scheduling several treatments, spaced weeks apart, guarantees that hairs are eliminated during their growth period.

Laser hair removal works for people of all skin types, but individuals with light skin and dark hair often see the most favorable outcomes. The treatment is versatile, covering various styles from the traditional bikini line to a full Brazilian, including any hair extending from the navel down to the pubic and perianal area.

Brazilian vs. Bikini Laser Hair Removal: Understanding Your Options

Bikini Laser Hair Removal focuses on the hair outside the bikini line. It targets the sides (the aforementioned “bikini line”) and any hair visible beyond the edges of the bikini bottom. This option is best for patients looking to clean up the edges and maintain a neat appearance without removing hair from the entire area.

Meanwhile, Brazilian Laser Hair Removal is a more extensive process targeting all pubic hair from the front to the back, including the areas covered by the bikini bottom and between the buttocks. Some patients choose to leave a small strip or triangle of hair on the front, but the choice is entirely personal.

Both options offer long-lasting results compared to traditional hair removal methods, significantly reducing ingrown hairs and skin irritation. Deciding on which is best for you depends on a few variables:

  • Personal Preference: Choose the look and style you feel best about.
  • Maintenance Goals: Consider how much maintenance you’re willing to perform in the future.
  • Skin Sensitivity: Laser hair removal is generally safe for all skin types, but the area treated in a Brazilian laser hair removal is more sensitive.
Can You Get Laser Hair Removal Over a Tattoo
Can You Get Laser Hair
Removal Over a Tattoo?
Read More

Preparing for Bikini Laser Hair Removal

Preparation is simple. Shave the area in the style you prefer before your appointment. This helps us target the areas you want to be treated. Think of it as setting a guide for us to follow.

However, do not tweeze, pluck, or wax the area.

Importantly, make sure the skin is free of lotions, creams, or makeup before each session. If not, there’s greater risk of complications and/or discomfort.

What Bikini Laser Hair Removal Feels Like

Most patients find laser hair removal tolerable – think of it like a snap of a rubber band against the skin. It’s generally less painful than waxing, with discomfort ending immediately after the laser pulse. Once the laser is finished, there is no more heat or pain.

For patients concerned about pain, our specialists can write a prescription for a numbing cream. However, at WIFH, we recommend our patients first try without the cream.

Brazilian & Bikini Line Laser Hair Removal in Atlanta

Treatment Duration & Immediate Aftercare

Each session is quick, lasting about 15 to 30 minutes, with a total of 8 sessions scheduled six weeks apart. The entire process is designed to be efficient and can fit easily into a busy lifestyle. This schedule allows the treatment to target hair at different stages of the growth cycle, which means more comprehensive coverage and permanent results.

Directly following the treatment, patients are encouraged to resume their daily activities. However, to achieve the best results and minimize any risk of irritation, here are a few simple aftercare suggestions:

  • Soothe the Skin: Apply aloe vera gel or a similar soothing lotion to the treated area to calm any redness or irritation.
  • Avoid Heat: For the first 24-28 hours post-treatment, stay out of hot baths or saunas. Heat can increase skin sensitivity.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water and use a gentle moisturizer to keep your skin in peak form.

Potential Risks & Side Effects

Laser hair removal is widely regarded as a safe procedure when performed by qualified professionals. As with any medical or cosmetic treatment, there are potential risks and side effects such as skin irritation, hyperpigmentation, and hair texture changes.

To help reduce the risk of complications, patients will meet with one of our licensed Laser Practitioners for an initial consultation to discuss their goals, medical history, skin type, and any concerns they may have before beginning treatment.

Results to Expect

At the completion of the 8 treatments, which are scheduled at least 6 weeks apart, patients can expect a 75% to 90% hair reduction in the bikini area. It is important to remember you will not be 100% hair free and you should be wary of any such claim. Our goal is for you to have dramatic reduction and enjoy minimal maintenance at the completion of your laser hair removal treatments.

Guide to Facial, Ears & Neck Laser Hair Removal in Atlanta
Guide to Facial, Ears & Neck
Laser Hair Removal in Atlanta
Read More

Costs & Financing

A typical cost of bikini or Brazilian laser hair removal package in Atlanta ranges from $900 to $2,000. At WIFH, patients can get any style they want for the same price (bikini line, modified Brazilian or full Brazilian).

Women's PackagesPrice Includes 8-Sessions July Special
Brazilian (any style) including happy-trail$1,872$999
Happy Trail$1,160$812
Men's PackagesPrice Includes 8-SessionsJuly 30% OFF
Brazilian (Any Style)$2,336$1,635

When considering the lifelong cost and effort of waxing or shaving, laser hair removal offers significant savings. For detailed pricing on our laser hair removal packages visit our pricing page. We also offer customized pricing discounts for patients who opt to have laser hair removal on multiple areas along with their bikini hair removal treatments including:

You can also check our Monthly Specials page to see current deals and discounts available.

Schedule a Consultation for Bikini Laser Hair Removal

Interested in bikini laser hair removal? Schedule a consultation with our experienced team to discuss if this treatment is suitable for you. At WIFH, we prioritize comfort, results and satisfaction, ensuring you receive the personalized care you deserve.

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us today.

Regan Kudlata, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Regan Kudlata is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner and a Senior Cosmetic Laser Practitioner licensed by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Regan has more than 20 years of laser experience in laser hair removal, tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation, treatment of veins and skin lesions, IPL and SculpSure at WIFH. She also holds an advanced injector certification and has more than 18 years of experience with Botox and dermal fillers.