Is it common for women to have hair on their face
Facial Hair Removal | 12 October 2019

Is it common for some women to have facial hair?

Yes, facial hair is a really common issue that 1 in every 10 women face.

one in ten women have facial hair

Remember this picture of Jessica Simpson on the cover of Esquire in 2008 shaving her face?

She posed like this for a magazine cover but the reality is some women are faced with having to do this every day. Needless to say it can be very upsetting to have to do this.

Facial hair (Hirsutism) is such a big issue that most women don’t like talking about. They may feel embarrassed, because let’s face it no woman likes to admit they have hair on their face.  Some women can become very self-conscious about this. And look for the best long-term option for how to get rid of it.

Why do some women develop facial hair ?

For some women hormone levels in the body will begin to fluctuate at puberty. This may result in the first few facial hairs starting to appear as part of excess hair growth. Areas like the neck, chin, and lip are the most common areas where some women start to see sparse dark hairs.

The most pronounced hormonal changes women experience may happen in their 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. But for some women, this can be seen as early as your late 20’s and early 30’s. This is different for each person and no one can predict if, when or how some women develop facial hair. Issues like PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), excess secretions from the adrenal glands, endometriosis, or thyroid problems may also be reasons why facial hair may start to grow.

No matter what your age issues like lifestyle, diet, toxins, some medications, and exposure to xenoestrogens (synthetic chemicals that act as estrogen in our bodies) can all contribute towards you developing facial hair.  The amount of hair you develop on your face can also be hereditary. So if your family members have facial hair you may develop this too.

You’re not on your own with this issue

The truth is unwanted facial hair is an extremely common problem that millions of women struggle with. The most common areas are the lip, chin, and sides of face. But some women can develop hair all over their face and neck.  Trying to manage this excess hair on a daily basis can prove distressing for some women. They remove the hair only for it to grow back a few days later. They may also be experiencing breakouts on their skin also which may be drawing more attention to the area.

Laser hair removal is a scientifically proven treatment to reduce unwanted excessive hair growth. You will start to see huge changes in the texture and volume of your hair after a few sessions. It is important to know that laser is not a miracle cure and it will not remove 100% of your hair forever. It is an excellent way to dramatically reduce the amount of hair you have and allows you to maintain your results with top-up treatments when needed.


If you are shaving on a daily basis after a few sessions of laser you may only need to shave once in a 4-5 week period.  These hair-free periods will extend further after each treatment of laser. After a full course of treatment, you may only need to shave just before your top-up.  It is important to know from the start that top-up treatments are required on an ongoing basis to maintain your results.

If you are experiencing issues with facial hair growth and would like to chat to someone about treatment contact us today. We treat so many women who are experiencing the same issue as you are now and know firsthand how this makes them feel. Our dedicated laser specialists only perform hair removal treatments, they will be sure to talk through any issues you may have. They will work out a personalised treatment plan for you so you see results.