Of all of the different body parts you can get lasered (and there are many!), the most popular by far are those in more intimate areas. Alexa, play Alanis Morisette, because isn’t it a little ironic that the parts we hide the most are also the ones we want to be totally bare? 

Getting laser hair removal for intimate areas is like a little secret that helps you feel sexier and more confident, especially once beach season hits or when it’s time to get frisky. But this treatment also raises some questions: Many of our clients wonder how well it works and how they can ensure they have a safe and effective experience. If you’re also curious about how to keep your bikini area hair free with laser, we’ll explain it all in this post! 


How Does Laser Work for Pubic Hair and Intimate Areas?

Laser hair removal is a life-changing treatment that dramatically reduces unwanted hair from anywhere on the body, including intimate areas like the bikini area and buttocks.

The treatment works by inhibiting the growth mechanisms of the hair follicles. The concentrated light of the laser penetrates through the skin to trigger a thermal reaction at the root of the hair, resulting in lasting smoothness. The laser targets the hair follicle without impacting the surrounding skin, and it’s FDA-approved as safe and effective for all skin tones. 

Studies show that laser hair removal is extremely effective for the bikini area, only outperformed by treatments on legs, arms, and underarms. With enough treatments, you can expect to achieve very significant hair reduction. 

The Benefits of Intimate Laser Hair Removal

As the best hair removal option, laser hair removal for intimate areas offers some life-changing benefits.

  • First of all, laser hair removal for intimate areas is ultra-convenient, since the appointments are quick and easy, with results that require minimal maintenance. 
  • You won’t have to experience any more ingrown hairs or irritation once you’ve had enough treatments. 
  • You’ll also save money in the long term since laser hair removal doesn’t come with the same constant costs as shaving or waxing. 
  • You can enjoy wearing bikinis, lingerie, or simply nothing at all without having to think ahead about hair removal! 
  • Lastly, there’s a unique level of confidence that comes with achieving silky smooth skin, even if you’re the only one who knows about it. 

Main Areas for Intimate Laser Hair Removal

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There are a few different intimate areas you can treat with laser hair removal, as well as different combinations of areas. 

  • Brazilian laser hair removal (full bikini): This is the complete treatment and by far the most popular service we offer at SEV. It involves targeting all hair that grows around the key intimate areas, including the pubis, along the sides or around the base of the genitalia, and the perianal area. At SEV, we offer Brazilian laser hair removal for clients of all genders (so yes, you can visit us for your “Manzilian”!). 
  • Bikini line: This quick and breezy treatment deals with the hair growing along the bikini line, which is the hair that would be visible when wearing bikini-style swimsuit bottoms or panties. The main area of focus for this treatment is the crease where the thighs meet the pubic area. 
  • Buttocks: This treatment includes both “cheeks,” as well as the strip of skin between the buttocks. You can combine it with a bikini line or Brazilian treatment if you wish. 
  • Buttocks “strip”: This treatment targets hair growth in the strip of skin between the buttocks, known as the perianal area. 
  • Areolas: If you have hair growing around your areolas (i.e., surrounding the nipples), laser hair removal can deal with it very effectively. 

How to Prepare for Laser Bikini Treatments

Set yourself up for a successful intimate laser hair removal session by preparing for your appointment. 

  • Review all of the documentation that you receive from your laser hair removal provider, to ensure you’re a safe candidate for treatment. 
  • Take note of non-compatible treatments, medications, and medical conditions that might impact your safety as a patient (you can find a list in our customer care page). 
  • Check if you’ll need to stop using any specific treatments in the lead-up to your appointment, and confirm with your doctor if it’ll be safe to take a break.
  • For at least two weeks before treatment, avoid all unprotected sun exposure to your intimate areas. Your skin needs to be at its base skin tone, so you’ll also need to avoid sunless tanners. 
  • Make sure to shave 24-48 hours before your appointment. 
  • On the day of your appointment, arrive with clean skin. Don’t use any lotions, perfumes, or makeup in your intimate areas. 

Aftercare Tips

After getting laser hair removal, you may experience mild tenderness, redness, or swelling in the treatment area. It’s very common, and here’s how you can take the best care of your skin. 

  • Avoid using any skin-resurfacing products on the treated area for at least one week. 
  • You can calm and nourish the skin with aloe vera, fragrance-free lotions, or even use an ice pack. 
  • Avoid jacuzzis, saunas, hot yoga, or intense exercise for two to three days after your treatment. 
  • Continue to avoid unprotected sun exposure for at least two weeks after your treatment. 

Treatment at SEV

If you’re ready to achieve total smoothness down there, our team at SEV can’t wait to help you! Getting intimate laser hair removal is the best way to keep your bikini area hair free for the long term, with minimal pain or hassle! Book now for a professional and judgment-free intimate laser hair removal experience at SEV.