Summer is here, and most people celebrate by heading to the beach or kicking back poolside. Stocking up on SPF and staying well hydrated are surefire ways to greet the season, and so is perfecting your bikini line. You want to look your best in your swimwear, and grooming the ‘hair down there’ is key.
Who Wears Short Shorts?
Ever since the bikini was introduced to America in 1946, women have been experimenting with how to maintain a well-groomed bikini line. Shaving, depilatory creams and waxing are all popular ways to manage hair, and many women combine the three methods.
Most women’s first foray into hair removal begins with a razor. Shaving can prove useful in a pinch, making unwanted hair immediately disappear. However, shaving often trades one problem for another, and most women are familiar with the downsides of the razor: razor burns and skin irritation. Ingrown hairs and cuts are frequent side effects of shaving anywhere on the body, but these minor nicks and swollen follicles may pose health problems when they happen in the sensitive pubic region.
The TV show “Sex and the City” made waxing a household name, inspiring a generation of women to opt for the hot wax treatment. From the modest to the bold, waxing provides a full range of resulting ‘hairstyles’ including the Brazilian and the Hollywood. Some go to the salon for the service while others choose the DIY method and try their luck with home waxing kits. The hoped-for outcome is of course smooth, hair-free skin, but there are drawbacks. Waxing can be time-consuming and expensive, and it’s not exactly comfortable to have hair ripped off by hot wax. Some women can count on one finger the number of times they’ve been waxed, discovering that the discomfort is simply not worth it.
New to the Scene
Laser hair removal has been on the rise, and it’s no wonder that the bikini line is one of the most popularly targeted areas. While waxing involves monthly upkeep and shaving can leave behind unsightly stubble, laser hair removal only requires several treatments for long-term results.
Laser treatment works by targeting a beam of light at the region where you want hair removed. The light works beneath the skin to halt hair growth, and repeated sessions are necessary because hair grows in stages rather than all at once. To get that perfect bikini line, the time to start laser hair removal is now, as you’ll need to shade treated areas from the sun. Plus, the sooner you start, the sooner you can complete your treatment sessions and throw your razor away.
People with particularly thick hair find that laser hair removal can be highly effective for permanent hair reduction. Over the course of several sessions, hair should dramatically decrease in the targeted areas, and any new hair that grows back should be noticeably finer and lighter.
Although there’s no healing time strictly necessary after laser hair removal, it’s important to protect the treated area from prolonged sun exposure. If you’re headed to the beach or sitting poolside between laser treatment sessions, slather on a high SPF and take a break from the sun worship after two hours.
If you’ve been looking for a long-term solution to hair removal, the results are in and the search is over. Laser hair removal lets you say goodbye to razors and bid adieu to waxing. Within a few sessions you can enjoy a permanent hair reduction in your bikini line or anywhere you choose. No stubble, no fuss!