It’s not often that you spend time showing off your intimates to someone you’re not, well, intimate with! But if you’re going for Brazilian hair removal, you pretty much have to be willing to do it.
Is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Embarrassing for you? It is for most people, and was for me!
We’ve put together this guide to help you through the process, and to give you a few alternatives if you just don’t feel comfortable revealing all in the beauty salon.
Is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Embarrassing?
Virtually all women (and men!) feel uncomfortable and embarrassed about laser hair removal in their Brazillian or bikini area. Getting rid of the hair on your bikini line and your perennial (bum) hair is an awkward experience, no matter what gender you are.
It’s really awkward, and embarrassment is the norm.
Unless you’re a pornstar, you’re probably not comfortable with hair removal on your Brazilian area. You’ll be with a complete stranger who is pointing a laser gun at your bare-naked hoo-ha.
And even then, being in bed with a stranger is entirely different from being naked in front of the esthetician or clinician as they stare at your crotch for 45 minutes.
Oh, and then you get to go back 4-5 times and do it over and over again! Hooray.
6 Tips To Make Brazilian Laser Treatment Less Embarrassing
If you’re like most women, it’s completely normal to feel self-conscious on your first, second, and even third time going for laser hair removal. To help you feel a little bit more comfortable about the process, we’ve put together a list of excellent tips to make a would-be awkward situation a completely relaxing one!
1. Request The Same Technician
If you work with the same technician throughout the process, you will feel more comfortable. It’s not a new person each time, and you only have to get through the most awkward beginning part once.
Most high-end laser hair removal practitioners provide this without you having to ask. If you’re going to a more affordable hair removal center, though, you might have to ask the clinic to schedule you with the same tech.
Usually, this isn’t a problem –everyone wants to make sure that you have a safe, comfortable experience and recommend your friends to them.
2. Get To Know Your Technician
Possibly, the easiest way to not feel awkward about a stranger all up in your business is to make them not a stranger. If you’re a social person and enjoy talking with others, ask them some questions, crack a joke, and try to get to know them better.
Remember, even though it’s their job to do the same thing to multiple people throughout the day, the experience can be just as awkward for them. They’re doing laser hair removal in intimate areas all day, and have seen it all.
The experience only becomes more uncomfortable when both people are silent and refuse to talk to each other.
Once you’ve shared a laugh and some good conversation with your technician, you’ll feel a lot more at ease working with them, and they might even enjoy your company!
3. Request A Towel
A common request made by many people going through the process is that a towel is placed over their privates as much as possible. This will allow you to cover all of the areas that aren’t being treated at that moment. You won’t feel too exposed during the process if you’re at least partly covered.
It may seem like a small difference, but it can give you the added comfort and security they need for some.
Plus, those doctor’s offices can get cold sometimes! It’s always nice to have a blanket.
4. Listen To Some Music
Trying to make friends and small talk with your technician is always a great idea, but let’s face it- maybe the technician you’re working with isn’t the most social. Maybe you aren’t either, for that matter.
In this case, one of the best things to do is to bring some headphones and put on your favorite music or podcast. Listening to music can significantly reduce stress levels, make you feel more confident and comfortable.
We would tell you to put some Netflix on your phone, but you’ll be wearing dark sunglasses to protect your eyes, so you probably wouldn’t be able to see the movie you’re trying to watch.
Depending on the facility you go to and its rules, you might not be able to use your phone or bring headphones. The next best option that a lot of patients do is meditate.
There are several different forms of meditation, but the easiest to do as a beginner is visualization mediation. This form of mediation involves closing your eyes, breathing deeply, and trying to visualize yourself somewhere calming. It could be an exotic island, your favorite city, or maybe even just the comfort of your own home.
Mediating will calm your mind, make your body less tense, and make time go by a lot faster. It’s hard to be embarrassed when your mind is somewhere else entirely.
6. Talk To A Therapist
Sometimes, the reason we’re not comfortable having strangers give us Brazillian area laser hair removal is due to traumatic memories and experiences in our past. It could have been an experience where you got bullied, shamed, or worse. Either way, you need to work out these issues if you ever want to be 100% confident in your own skin.
If you want to get laser hair removal and you’re struggling with anxiety and doubt, then the best thing you can do is speak to a therapist. Not only will they be able to help you work up the confidence to go through with the treatment that you want, but they’ll also help you go farther in life as you’ll feel less anxious and more confident about your body.
Does Brazilian Laser Hair Removal Get Less Embarrassing Over Time?
Yes, it does get less awkward as you go back time and again. Hopefully, you’ll have the same tech or clinician each time, and you’ll be more comfortable after the first time, knowing that you’ve already done it before, and it was OK.
They’ve seen everything before.
Also, each subsequent session tends to go faster, as there are fewer hairs to remove each time. That’s because the laser hair removal process is permanently stopping new hairs from growing!
Still Not Comfortable? Try At-Home Hair Removal Treatment
These tips are common methods used by patients to make them more comfortable, relaxed, and less embarrassed about Brazillian laser hair removal (and similarly, waxing treatments).
However, not everybody can relax so easily.
Other women also may not feel comfortable revealing themselves to other people because of religious reasons or a personal hygiene/medical issue with their privates.
If this describes you, then we’ve got some great news for you- you can do the same exact treatment by yourself in the comfort of your own home. It also costs a fraction of the price!
We’re talking mainly about at-home IPL hair removal devices, or one of the few home laser hair removers like the Tria shown above. These small handheld devices cost around the same price as one laser treatment and can be used to permanently rid yourself of unwanted bikini hair (or anywhere else).
Yes, Brazilian laser hair removal is embarrassing and awkward, for everyone involved. But if you want smooth skin without maintenance, laser hair removal is the best way to go.
After your first session, things will get easier.
And if you just can’t do it, consider an at-home laser or IPL device as another option!