Brazilian Laser Hair Removal – What You Need to Know

Brazilian laser hair removal is becoming more popular with both women as men as a viable alternative to either shaving or brazilian waxing. While the initial cost is more expensive, the long term benefit of almost permanent hair removal means no more painful waxing sessions ever.

In this article we’re going to look at what you need to do to prepare for you first Brazilian laser hair removal session, how many treatments you could need, the potential side effects and cost.

Preparation For Treatments

Most laser hair removal and skin care clinics will request that you shave the area 1-3 days prior to your treatment. It’s ok, and in some cases better if the tops of the hairs are showing. Also, while it’s unlikely, avoid using any self tanning lotions or bronzers at least a week prior to treatment.

How Many Treatments

Each Brazilian laser hair removal treatment will reduce 15-30% of the hair in the area. The reason for this is because not all of your hair is in the growth stage at the same time. Each treatment is usually done 5-10 weeks apart. This gives hairs a chance to reach Anagen (growth stage) between treatments, this way they can be treated next time.

Brazilian Laser Hair RemovalExpect 3-6 treatments to achieve optimal results for Brazilian laser hair removal.

Is it Permanent?

The majority of laser hair removal is over 90% permanent. Because your hair grows at different stages it is almost impossible to get all of the hairs sometimes with even several treatments. This can mean that touch up sessions are required.

Does it Hurt?

There is some discomfort with laser hair removal and when having such a sensitive area treated it can be a little worse then having your legs treated. Some people compare the sensation to having your legs waxed, and many women have suggested that having a Brazilian laser treatment is comprable to having a bikini wax.

Potential Side Effects

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While there can be some pain and discomfort associated with the actual treatment session there are not a lot of long-term side effects that can occur if the person operating the device is experienced.

If you are given treatment at too high and intensity for your skin type there is a risk of burning and blisters. Also skin discoloration can occur and you should be aware of this before going through with the procedure.

Cost For Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Treatment sessions for Brazilian laser hair removal will range from $200-$300 each, but you’ll want to purchase a series of treatments up front. The majority of laser hair removal clinics in Canada offer discounts when you purchase a series sessions at once. Since it takes more then one session to achieve optimal results it just makes sense to take advantage of the savings and buy a series of treatments at one time.

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