Facial Hair | 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 men’s 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.

Facial hair is such a big issue that most women don’t like talking about, they may feel embarrassed about it, 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 over time may find themselves standing in front of the mirror looking at it on a daily basis wondering what’s the best way to get rid of it.

Why do some women develop facial hair ?

If you happen to be approaching your late twenties you may be starting to notice an increase in facial hair and are wondering what is going on with your face. For some women hormones in the body will be beginning to fluctuate at this stage and this may result in the first few facial hairs starting to appear, 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 been seen as early as your late 20’s and early 30’s. This really is different for each individual person and no one can predict if, when or how some women develop facial hair. Some teenage girls may experience fine facial hair growth on their face and this could be due to puberty. Issues like PCOS, 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.  Most people believe that it is an increase in the amount of testosterone that causes facial hair to grow but it’s a little more complicated than just that. 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.

Your not on your own with this issue

The truth is facial hair is an extremely common problem that millions of women struggle with at some stage of their lives, 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 be prove distressing for some women, they remove the hair only for it to grow back a few days later and they may also be experiencing breakouts on their skin also which may be drawing more attention onto the area.

Laser hair removal is scientifically proven treatment to reduce 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 may 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. It is important that you know from the start that top up treatments will be required on an ongoing basis to maintain your results in this area.

If you are experiencing issues with facial hair 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 and we know first hand how this makes them feel. Our dedicated laser specialists only perform hair removal treatments and they will be sure to talk through any issues you may have and work out a personalised treatment plan for you.