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How To Make Bikini Hair Removal Less Painful
Alma Soprano Laser: Our soprano xli is probably the most comfortable lhr system on the planet. It pulses lower energies, 10x/sec through a cooled tip, while in motion, which makes it much more comfortable and more effective. Take a couple of Motrin an hour before, trim the hair down to stubble (not smooth) and have them use a potent topical anesthetic cream....Not a day at the beach, but great preparation for one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more
I am considering laser hair removal on my bikini area. Is this safe? It's obviously very close to my "female parts" and would reconsider if it isn't.
Laser hair removal: In any area does not utilize ionizing radiation, and the laser energy penetrates only a mm or two, so there is never any risk of deeper tissue damage or concern. If performed properly, the hair is gone. Side effects can be redness, blistering, inflammation, folliculitis, etc. Infection or scarring are rare. Skin in this area is tender, so treatment parameters and intensity needs experienced care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a mirena coil. I would like to use hpl hair removal system on a bikini line, and i wonder if the light (hpl) can harm a mirena coil somehow?
I got laser hair removal 2 days ago in my bikini area and i started to notice that i got burned on some places and found some discoloration also. I just want to know if this will heal quickly , will it leave any scars and go back to original color? What
Ask your OB/GYN dr.: You want to make sure that your area is not sensitive or inflammed from having the d and c done. So check with your ob/gyn. If you are still recovering, you may be more sensitive to the heat of the laser depending on what part of the bikini area you are lasering. So for best comfort, make sure you are at least 3-4 weeks out before doing it, in case you have discharge coming out too. ...Read more
I got my 2nd setting for hair removal laser. And after this setting, itching started in my bikini and axilla. Should I continue laser??
Reaction after laser: Having a localized reaction after a hair removal laser session is normal. Slight redness is common and the itching is most likely due to inflammation and a localized histamine response to the treated area. If it persists I would see your laser provider but it should be gone within 24 to 4$ hours. You should be able to have your next treatment without difficulty. ...Read more
Pharmacy: I believe that the topical anesthetic Emla is only available by prescription in the usa. With a prescription, you should have no difficulty obtaining it from a local pharmacy. Alternatively, you can buy Lidocaine 5% topical anesthetic over the counter (e.g. Amazon). Make sure to follow the directions. It is absorbed by the skin - too much can be toxic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EMLA Helps: Emla or topical anesthetics can be tremendously helpful for hair removal laser treatments. However, the better lasers have a "cryogen" spray cooling device attached to the laser hand piece that will also alleviate the discomfort. Also, there are newer lasers that are faster and thus cause less pain when zapping your hairs away. ...Read more
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