For many women who like to spend time at the beach and the pool, a clean bikini line is very important. But what’s the best option for removing the hair that grows along this line?

Swimsuit season is almost here, and we could all use a little sun after a long Salt Lake City winter. But upcoming pool time also means hassling with shaving, and the skin irritation and ingrown hairs that come with it.

Cure your bikini-line woes with laser hair removal from Utah’s experts at Aesthetica Medical Spa. We offer several packages to make sure you get the treatment that is right for you and fits your budget.


If you’ve ever shaved along your bikini line, you know that it’s not the easiest process in the world. The angles are awkward, and if you don’t have a fresh razor, you’re guaranteed to get razor burn, not to mention the unsightly bumps and irritating ingrown hairs that can form.

You also have to make sure to apply lotion after you shave so your skin won’t become dry, red, and irritated.


Waxing is another option if you want to remove the hair in your bikini area. If you go this route, though, you have to be prepared to wax every month, and the cost of those treatments can add up over time.

Waxing is also painful, especially in the sensitive bikini area, and it can also cause ingrown hairs.

Laser removal

That leaves laser hair removal as the final option. While it may cost a little more initially, the benefits far outweigh the downsides. When you remove all the hair permanently with a laser, you’re eliminating forever the monthly hassle of shaving or waxing.

Your hair stubble won’t grow back, causing ingrown hairs — in fact, you’ll never have to worry about ingrown hairs again. You’ll also be permanently groomed, ready at any time for the beach or the pool.

The laser hair removal process

Because your hair follicles are all in different stages of growth, multiple treatment sessions are necessary to make sure all the hair is eliminated. Every case is unique, but each session will last about 15 minutes, and you’ll probably need eight to ten total sessions to complete the treatment.

A few weeks before you begin treatment, you’ll need to stop plucking, waxing, and tanning. After each treatment, you may need some aloe vera to calm itching. The important thing is to avoid sun exposure to the area that was treated. It may be to your advantage to have the treatment done in the fall or winter so you’re ready for the sunny season when spring and summer roll around.


You may have already thrown out your razor, but before your treatments be sure to choose a laser hair removal option that is right for you. There are several options that cover varying areas.

So you decided to throw away your razors and at-home wax kits and invest instead in laser hair removal  for your bikini area. Let me be the first one to congratulate you on your decision! Laser hair removal is worth every single penny! No more burning yourself with wax because the temperature is too hot, or being unable to remove wax from your bikini area because the wax wasn’t at the right temperature (ouch!), and definitely no more razor burns and/or ingrown hairs. What you’ll get with laser hair removal instead is a hair-free bikini area that’s as smooth as a baby’s bottom after only a few sessions (we recommend you get at least 6 sessions in order to get rid of hair permanently).  But similarly to waxing and shaving,  you have control of how much hair you want gone from your bikini area. Which then begs the question: which type of Bikini laser treatment is right for you?  The difference between them is only twofold: (1) the amount of hair taken out; and (2) the price of the treatment. So let me walk you through the world of Bikini lasers, one treatment at a time


basic bikini laser hair removal package removes only the hair from the crease where your bathing suit or panty line would hit. It does not remove any hair from the labia or from the top. This laser hair removal option is great for teenagers and younger patients.

An extended bikini – or the “Playboy” style – covers more area, about four fingers width out from the thigh and as low as the patient would like it to go. This usually leaves a one-inch thick patch of hair, or “stripe”, after the laser hair removal process. This option is perfect for a clean, groomed look while maintaining some growth.


The Brazilian treatment covers the most area of the laser hair removal options and has become the most popular bikini-line laser hair removal option. All hair is removed from the pubic area for a completely bare look. It includes the inside and outside of the labia, as well as the anal area. However, patients can opt to leave a little bit of growth based on personal preference; this is called a “modified Brazilian.”


The cost of Brazilian laser hair removal can vary based on several factors. First, the size of the treatment are will impact the price of the service. A modified Brazilian, which leaves some growth, will typically cost less than a full Brazilian. Additionally, the number of laser hair treatments required will determine overall cost. Because the cycle of hair growth varies from person to person, you may need fewer or more laser hair removal sessions to achieve full results.

Is laser hair removal good for bikini area?

Laser hair removal is a procedure to remove unwanted body hair. People may want the treatment on their underarms, back or bikini area. It’s not permanent, but the results last longer than shaving or waxing. Most people need about six treatments.

Does bikini Laser removal include butt?

This may go around to the back side of your butt a little. But it doesn’t usually include a full buttocks hair removal job, nor the ‘inner’ hairs surrounding your anus (i.e. the butt hole).

Is it awkward getting Brazilian laser?

Some women do get embarrassed about getting laser hair removal on their Brazilian area, this is completely normal. Treatments in this intimate area may feel a little intimidating, to begin with. Exposing this area to a complete stranger is something that is very difficult for some women.

What should I wear for bikini laser?

We recommend wearing loose clothing like a skirt or a loose pair of pants for your first treatment. Snug or rough fabric, like denim, can potentially cause irritation. You’ll also need to avoid certain medications, such as blood thinners and pain relievers.

What are the negatives of laser hair removal?

Rarely, laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other rare side effects include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.

Is it better to wax or laser bikini area?

When it comes to removing unwanted hair, laser treatment is the best method. It’s a long-term solution that’s far less painful than waxing. If you’re prone to ingrown hairs, it’s the only method you should choose, as it completely destroys the hair follicle.

How many laser sessions do you need for bikini?

How many laser sessions do you need for bikini? A standard bikini laser hair removal package always includes at least six sessions. It is an industry standard and usually the minimum people need to achieve satisfactory results. However, some people can need up to 12 sessions.

Should I get Brazilian or bikini line laser?

Should I get Brazilian or bikini line laser? If you still can’t decide between Brazilian vs bikini line laser hair removal, it’s recommended that you pursue the former because you can always go back and have more treatments done to the remaining hair if you change your mind.