Bikini Laser Hair Removal
Our New York City office has been established to provide unparalleled service to men and women wanting smoother skin. Laser hair removal is all we do. This focus has enabled us to continually be recognized as the Best Laser Hair Removal in NYC.
Benefits of Bikini Laser Hair Removal
Hair in the bikini area can be incredibly frustrating. Left alone, it is very likely to show at the edges of your bathing suit. If you shave your bikini area, you may struggle with telltale signs like bumps, which aren’t much better than the hair itself. Razor bumps are itchy, red, and may become clogged with ingrown hair.
Which Bikini Laser Treatment is Right For Me?
There are a number of “styles” of bikini hair removal. Believe it or not, these styles can come and go just like trends in fashion. For this reason, we encourage clients to consider their own personal preference as their treatment approaches.
Basic Bikini Laser
The basic bikini laser permanently reduces hair that would sit right at, and possibly outside of, the leg of a bathing suit or panties. As it sounds, it is the minimal area of treatment. This need not be perceived as a limitation. In fact, the Basic may be ideal for those new to laser hair removal, for individuals concerned about their tolerance for laser treatment, and for teens.
Full Bikini Laser
A full bikini treats the area within the swimsuit or panty-lines, up to about 4 finger-widths from the center. Hair may also be treated at the uppermost area, closer to the abdomen, and can go as low as you wish, down to the labia.
Brazilian Bikini Laser
The Brazilian Bikini Laser treatment is the most popular. It enables you to feel clean and fresh all the time, in bikini or not. The name “Brazilian Bikini” laser treatment stems from the prevalence of thongs worn in Brazil. In order to accommodate the thong bikini, the trend in Brazil has been to removal all hair in the pubic region. A Brazilian hair removal treatment permanently reduces hair from the front to the back. Specifically, the bikini line and central front area, the labia, and the perianal region.
To have a Brazilian doesn’t mean that you go Full-Monty. If you prefer, a strip of hair can be left at the central front region of the bikini area.
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Will Hair Come Back After Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal cannot be referred to as permanent, even though it is the longest lasting method of hair removal that exists today. Generally, we say that it is possible to achieve permanent hair reduction through a series of laser treatments. In most cases, patients do not see regrowth for several years. When regrowth does occur, it is usually minimal.
Periodic touch-ups are all that is needed to maintain the results of the initial treatment plan.
Bikini Laser Hair Removal Patient Testimonial
“I had laser before at different facilities with no visible success. One of my friends recommended Romeo & Juliette laser hair removal. I had stubborn ingrown on my bikini which there has been forever. Within two visits, I had an amazing results. They are definitely worth the price.”
-Luxury N. – August 2017
Can Men Receive Laser Hair Removal?
In recent years, men have become much more comfortable about discussing the discomfort caused by pubic hair. We have seen an increase in the number of men interested in a more permanent solution to unwanted hair, and support them by performing discreet, comfortable treatments to meet their needs.
The word “Manscaping” didn’t appear out of nowhere; it reflects men’s desire to look their best and to feel comfortable. Men visit our NYC office for laser hair removal on the chest, armpits, face, pubic area, and more, and their comfort is always a high priority.
How To Prepare For Bikini Laser Hair Removal
There isn’t much you need to do before laser hair removal except stop any plucking or waxing you have been doing. We need hair to be in the follicles in order for your laser treatments to be effective. We don’t need to see it, though, so feel free to shave right up until your visit.
Due to the nature of laser energy, we also suggest that you schedule laser hair removal during a time you can forego the tan. It doesn’t matter if your tan comes from the sun, from tanning lamps, or from a bottle, as it will affect the efficacy of laser treatment and may require additional sessions.
How soon after a laser hair removal treatment can I take a shower?
Laser hair removal heats the hair follicles, which can result in minor sensitivity. You can shower right away after your appointment, but you must keep the water cool. Hot showers can resume after 48 hours of healing after laser treatment. To prevent skin irritation and inflammation, you should also avoid hot tubs and saunas for a few days after getting laser hair removal.
How soon after a laser hair removal treatment can I go in the sun?
Sun exposure should be postponed for two weeks after laser hair removal. Sunlight warms the skin and, after laser treatment, the skin is “recovering” from the thermal energy that has entered hair follicles. Unprotected sun exposure too soon after laser hair removal could result in burns or other types of irritation.
How can I care for my skin after laser hair removal?
The skin needs very little in terms of special care after laser hair removal. Following our instructions to avoid heat and sun exposure, the skin should recover relatively quickly after each session. For optimal results, we recommend the following:
- Clean the treatment area gently when showering. Use mild soap and do not rub the skin. Instead, pat it dry. After 48 hours, you can return to your normal bathing routine.
- Do not apply lotion for 24 hours. The treatment area should be kept clean and dry to prevent unnecessary irritation.
- Exfoliate gently. Beginning 5 or more days after your laser hair removal session, exfoliating the area using a washcloth or gentle exfoliating cloth can help shed hair that may look like new hair growth.
- Avoid scratching or picking the treated area.
- Shave, but do not use other hair removal methods while undergoing laser hair removal.
How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?
Each laser hair removal treatment can take between 15 and 30 minutes for the bikini area. The results of treatment begin soon after the very first appointment. However, patients can expect their complete laser hair removal cycle to take several months. It can take 8 or more sessions to achieve lasting results. These may be scheduled approximately 6 to 8 weeks apart. Remember, though, that subsequent treatments are done to stop further hair growth; your skin will be smoother and silkier after your first session.
How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
The number of laser hair removal treatments you may need is unique to you. Our facility is equipped with the latest laser devices built for safety and successful outcomes. That said, the number of treatments needed depends more on your skin tone and hair color than on the technology used during treatment. Generally, we expect clients to achieve satisfactory, long-term results in 8 to 12 treatments scheduled at regular intervals. If hair grows back after you have completed your series of sessions, periodic touch-ups may be scheduled as needed to keep you hair free and beautiful.
What are the risks of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is generally considered safe when conducted by a trained professional. At Romeo & Juliette in NYC, laser hair removal is all we do. Our staff has the experience and training you can count on to achieve the best results with minimal risks. After laser hair removal, it is possible to experience the following:
Temporary redness and irritation. This should resolve within a matter of hours. If skin irritation is noticeable, you can apply an ice pack to the skin for approximately 20 minutes.
Pigment changes in the skin. Laser hair removal works with thermal energy, which can build heat in the hair follicles. Thermal energy can result in dark spots on light skin and light spots on darker skin. These are expected to resolve on their own.
Severe side effects from laser hair removal are rare. Blistering and crusting is an uncommon side effect that may occur if sun exposure occurs too soon after treatment. Scarring is possible but is usually limited to people with a history of profound scarring. Laser hair removal risks decrease when you obtain treatment from a trained, experienced provider.