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I Get Razor Burn When I Shave My Bikini Line: What Can Be Done?

Dec 12, 2023
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Hair removal—especially in a place as sensitive as the bikini line—can be challenging. Fortunately, treatment with laser hair reduction is an option. Read on to learn more.

No one wants unsightly hair anywhere. Not on their face, their back, and especially not at the bikini line. The good news is laser hair reduction can help.

At Cascade Medspa & Laser Centre in Baxter, Minnesota, we want you to look and feel your best. With our friendly, talented staff and our commitment to using the latest advanced technology and high-grade pharmaceutical products, we can help you rejuvenate your skin, hair, and body. This includes a wide range of care from acne treatment and anti-aging to laser hair reduction.

Unwanted hair

There are many places where women may prefer not to have hair. These include the face, upper lip, chin, back, chest, and abdomen. The arms, underarms, legs, and bikini area are other locations where many would like smooth, clear skin.

Hair removal methods

When it comes to hair removal, a number of options are available such as shaving with a razor, waxing, using a depilatory cream, or plucking hairs with an epilator. While these methods do remove hair, many can harm the skin with burns from the razor, hot wax, and chemicals in the depilatory creams.

Laser hair reduction

Fortunately, another option is available in the form of laser hair reduction. The Forever Bare BBL™ laser system uses fluid pulses of energy through the outer layer of the skin to reach the hair follicles underneath. The pigment in the follicles absorbs the concentrated light, which destroys the hair.

This precise procedure allows hairs to be targeted without harming the skin around them. It is also fast with an area of the size of a quarter able to be treated in about a second.

The procedure

Laser hair reduction works best when the hair root is intact so waxing, plucking, and electrolysis should not be done for several weeks before the procedure. Shaving is okay. In order to ensure your skin is at its healthiest, avoid spending time in the sun for a few weeks before the treatment as well.

The procedure begins with the area being washed and a specially formulated light numbing cream applied to ensure maximum comfort. Next, we move a handheld device over the area which may provide a warm sensation and light snapping feeling. Special glasses are worn to protect the eyes.

Forever Bare BBL can be used safely and effectively by most skin types. Not all hairs grow at once, and treatment works best when the hair is growing. Therefore, multiple sessions about four to six weeks apart will be needed.

If you're tired of wrestling with a razor (or other hair removal methods), laser hair removal could be right for you. Call our office at 218-454-9999 or click here to book an appointment today to learn more.