Laser Down There: What to Expect

Leaving the fate of your hair-free aspirations in the hands of a complete stranger holding a laser gun can bring on some major anxiety. We get it! Knowing exactly what you’re signing up for when booking your first laser hair removal treatment is essential.

If you have never had any treatment or procedure done “down there” before, take comfort in the fact that it is an entirely different experience (and far less awkward) than your yearly pap test at the doctor’s office. However, finding the right esthetician is essential for your comfort. A professional, experienced esthetician with expertise in laser hair removal and waxing will ensure a safe, comfortable, and professional atmosphere with positive results.

No matter where you book your appointment, you should expect these qualities.

What to Expect Before the Treatment

If it’s your first time with your esthetician, expect a quick consultation before you get started. The best candidates for laser hair removal are fair-skinned with dark hair follicles, but modern technology works on all skin tones and hair types. Prior to your appointment, you should have shaved the areas in which you want the laser to target. If you don’t complete this step, the hair past the skin surface will burn from the laser and the treatment will be less beneficial. It is important to be diligent when shaving for your laser treatment. Some people do a quick job, but in this case, you can’t. Shave in rows with slight overlap to ensure as clean a shave as possible. Many studios provide disposable razors in case you missed an area.

During the Treatment

The first step of the 15 to 30-minute treatment is the application of a cooling gel on the desired area. The gel is cold but helps to ensure the laser application remains comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Before proceeding with the laser portion of the treatment, you and your esthetician should put on a pair of sunglasses. It is required for your esthetician to provide you with a pair of protective eyewear to ensure your eyes are not in direct contact with the powerful laser light.

Revolutionary technology makes laser hair removal comfortable, safe, and effective. Advanced technology makes the procedure virtually painless. By combining bipolar radiofrequency and optical energy, the technology can safely target hair follicles. Clients can expect a slight tingling or warm sensation.

After the Treatment

After the laser hair removal treatment, the cooling gel will be removed and a topical gel will be applied to soothe the skin. Any redness experienced should disappear within an hour of the treatment; however, it is important to avoid immediate contact with the sun on the treated area.

Follow-Up and Results

Depending on your hair’s growth rate, you can expect to return for your next appointment between four to six weeks. With each treatment reducing grow back, you’ll notice lighter and softer hair after each appointment. Laser hair removal differs from waxing—instead of removing the hairs entirely, lasering actually destroys the root over time, preventing future growth.


While the thought of laser hair removal might seem daunting, knowing what to expect can help ease your anxiety. From the initial consultation to the post-treatment care, understanding the process ensures a smooth and comfortable experience. With the right preparation and a professional esthetician, you can achieve the hair-free results you desire with minimal discomfort.

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