Facial Hair | 7 August 2019

What is the best way to treat facial hair?

If the hair is suitable then the best way to treat facial hair is with laser hair removal.  If the hair is not suitable then waxing is a good alternative, both of these options are an excellent way to reduce facial hair growth although waxing will need to be performed every 4-6 weeks on an ongoing basis to maintain your results. There are also a number of other ways to treat facial hair such as threading, electrolysis, epilators, hair removal creams, and shaving but most of these methods will offer very short hair free periods.

When you’re dealing with facial hair you definitely want results to last. Constantly waxing, shaving, tweezing, etc, does have an impact on your skin especially if your facial hair growth is strong and coarse and you will find that breakouts and skin irritation are common side effects from these short term methods. Sometimes it feels like a lose-lose situation you remove the hair from your face just for it to be replaced by spots and irritated skin, this then takes a week to clear and by that stage the hair is back, sound familiar! No wonder you’re reading this, it’s very upsetting for most women but there is a solution if your hair is brown or black in color.

Laser hair removal is the best option for reducing facial hair, providing the hair is dark and contains pigment this is by far the most successful treatment. We treat so many clients that have really struggled with facial hair for so long, they have tried every lotion and potion known to mankind and put themselves and their skin through hell trying to get rid of their facial hair. The constant pulling and tugging of the fragile skin on the face can also take its toll over the years leading to scarring and uneven skin texture.

Laser is an amazing treatment but like everything it takes time, it’s not a quick fix and it does require maintenance but given the other alternatives it really is the best way forward for you.

We believe in being totally upfront and honest from the start, it can in some cases be more difficult to get a result on the facial area especially if the hair is fine in texture. Thick, coarse, black hairs respond the quickest, these are more commonly found on the outer corners of the lip, chin, and sides of the face. Mid brown hairs that are lighter in texture on the inner lip, neck and cheek areas can be slower to respond and take more sessions to reduce. Results on the face may also need to be maintained on a more regular basis to maintain your results especially if you have an underlying hormonal issue ie PCOS you may need anything from 2-4 top-up sessions a year.

If you are tired of shaving your face daily, using hair removal creams or having to let your hair grow in order to get it waxed come and talk to us, we can help. All of our consultations are completely free of charge, please do not be embarrassed in any way to come and see us. We treat 100’s of women every week that are going through exactly what you are experiencing, you’re not on your own, contact us today to find out how we can help.