How to Perform Laser Hair Removal on Your Bikini Line
For this article, we explain how to prepare, and you would do laser hair removal on the bikini line. First, let’s clear up the difference between the bikini line treatment as opposed to the Brazilian treatment since these two seem to get confused for each other quite often. When performing laser hair removal with your Bareskin device, if you treat the two-inch area along the outer perimeter of the genital hairline, this is referred to as the bikini line.
An easier way to identify the bikini line is by simply putting on a bikini and referencing where the fabric starts; any hair that is not covered or that is two-fingers-width directly on the inside of the bikini is treated. However, a Brazilian treatment is when you treat all the hair found on the groin and perianal area – a clean shave for your lower bits. Since these two procedures are drastically different, it is essential to know what you seek.
Getting ready and how to prepare for laser hair removal
After you’ve determined that it is indeed the bikini line treatment you’re seeking; the first step is to go and hop in the shower. Wash away any sweat and dirt from the day’s events. You can also assess the area you will be targeting with the laser. If the hair is any longer than stubble, we suggest you shave.
Use a fresh, never-before-used razor for the most effortless experience. Your bikini line does not be utterly bare before treatment; it may be easier to find the right starting point if there is a bit of a “guide” to show you. It is also essential to:
- Be sure you don’t wax or pluck hairs; only shaving is safe.
- Dry the area thoroughly before starting.
- Avoid applying any products to the area after showering.
- Do not use the laser hair removal machine on tattoos.
Starting the Process
Bareskin’s IPL hair removal device is straightforward to use. If there is any confusion, refer to the provided manual that comes with every unit for further clarification. Otherwise, the first thing you should do is find your protective eyewear and a comfortable position by an outlet to plug in your machine.
Before turning it on, apply the head of the device at a perpendicular angle against your bikini line, with the head lying as flat as you can manage. Then you can get started. If this is your first time using Bareskin’s IPL device, or if it is your first time using it in this particular area, start your machine on its lowest setting. Move the device in small, circular motions as you follow along your pre-determined path. Please do NOT go back over a segment of skin once it has been treated.
These at-home sessions are typically free of pain, but every experience with an IPL device is different from the person using it. If you or someone you know is having trouble with a stinging or burning sensation, they should use a lower setting. However, if you are already using the lowest setting and there is still significant irritation to the skin, then there are a few things you can do to help.
Even if you aren’t experiencing any post-treatment pain, keeping the area clean and as comfortable as possible is highly recommended. Avoid no clingy clothing, genital care products, or tanning after using
It would be best if you also remembered that:
- Darker skin pigments are more prone to burns.
- IPL hair removal works best with lighter skin and darker hair.
On a side note, the Bareskin device does not burn or cause any harm. We have never had one complaint about burning or pain when using the device or after using the device.
After finishing up, you won’t have to worry about doing a treatment again for a while. It would be best to use the Bareskin device three times per week for the first two months during your first two months. After that initial period, you’ll only have to do it once every month. As each session comes and goes, you should slowly work up the intensity scale. Setting five is the highest setting.
This way, you can observe which setting works best for both your skin and hair removal. Soon your sessions will fly by with minimal hair growth between treatments. To get to these results, however, you must follow the steps above every single time and do not stray from your schedule.
Everyone is looking for a future where they do not have to worry about problem hair anymore. It would be nice to have a life void of shaving entirely; this is the ideal result for people seeking laser hair removal in the first place.
Getting to this point with your Bareskin IPL hair removal device will take time, dedication, and luck. It’s true that not every skin type can achieve this goal regardless of the effort they put in, but these same people can have thinner, slower growing hair with these steps:
- Take a shower; scrub the bikini area you are treating.
- Shave the bikini area with a sharp, clean razor. No waxing or plucking.
- Let the area dry completely. Do not apply cosmetics or other products to the skin.
- Set up your laser hair removal device in a comfortable part of your home.
- Place the device at a 90-degree angle with the head against the bikini area.
- Turn on the device, starting with the lowest intensity and working your way up.
- Move the device in small, circular motions; do not pass over an area more than once.
- Keep the treated skin clean and clear of irritants after your session.
- Observe hair growth and reactions of the skin and plan the subsequent treatment accordingly.
- Repeat once every two weeks for two months and then once every month afterwards.
Do you think you are ready for laser hair removal in the bikini area? Our advice is first to plan how and when you want to do this. Bikini laser hair is not a difficult task. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about bikini line laser hair removal.
Medically reviewed by: Dr. Robert Walters MD (Dermatologist)