It’s one thing to talk about hair removal. Sure, you can discuss laser removal, waxing in general, and still keep cool. But when it comes to bikini waxes, there are concerns. At Skin MB, we get it. We’ve successfully married science and art to create amazing treatments for rejuvenation and beauty. We also still run into clients frequently that get a little queasy when it comes to to hair removal…down there.

But we’re big believers in fighting fears with facts. Here are 4 things people worry about with bikini waxes, and some solid information to help you relax.

  1. The biggest question we get is, “How much is this going to hurt?” The fact is, pain is a part of the process that simply can’t be avoided, particularly if this is your first time. However, there are steps you can take to reduce the pain. Numbing kits and topical creams can help to make things a little easier. Taking a pain reliever like Advil 30-45 minutes before the appointment can also reduce pain and inflammation.
  2. “How long is this going to take?” On average, bikini waxes usually take 15-20 minutes, but remember that they can take longer if ingrown hairs have to be dealt with.
  3. Some people, midway through the process, experience a profound regret that the didn’t opt for laser removal instead. Remember that laser treatments don’t always effectively remove all the hair. Your body can regrow a lighter and thinner hair after the laser removes the initial hair.
  4. Finally, sometimes price becomes an issue. It’s not uncommon to see an ad for a discounted bikini wax. In this case, you definitely get what you pay for, since a cheaper wax can involve inferior hygienic techniques, along with wax double dipping. You’re better off spending money for a quality wax the first time, instead of spending money to deal with an infection later.