Laser is the most effective way of removing facial hair because of the following
- It is clinically proven to reduce facial hair
- Provides a long term reduction in hair growth
- Reduces hair quickly even after your first session
- Targets finer hairs (dark pigmented hairs only)
- Treatments are safe
- Minimum impact on skin, no tugging or pulling of the skin
It is important to note that laser DOES NOT work on red, blond or grey hair. As there is no pigment present in these hairs laser has nothing to target so it will not work. If there is a mixture of light and dark hairs in an area the laser will only target the darker ones and the lighter ones will remain.
How does laser hair removal for facial hair work?’
Laser emits energy in the form of light, this light is absorbed by melanin (dark pigment in your hair) and converts to heat, this heat then travels down to the base of the hair where the root/bulb is situated where it destroys the interconnecting cells that connect the hair root to the blood supply that nourishes it. These are tiny structures and laser will not harm the surrounding skin. Facial hair can vary greatly from person to person, coarse, dark, robust hairs will reduce quickest while finer, mid brown hairs may take more sessions to reduce. Facial hair can develop as a result of hormone fluctuations, underlying medical conditions or it could be hereditary, if your hair growth is a result of any of these issues treatment may take more sessions and top up treatments on a regular basis may be needed to maintain your results.
Laser a completely safe procedure and has been used since early 90’s, in this time frame countless clinical studies have been carried out to ensure this treatment is safe. Providing all the pre and after care requirements have been followed correctly laser is a very safe treatment. Sun exposure can cause issues when you are undergoing a course of treatment but we would always recommend clients keep their skin out of the sun and wear a high quality SPF50 for duration of their treatment course to prevent any issues occurring. As laser will only absorb into specific structures that contain pigment the surrounding tissues and skin are not damaged in any way. Laser hair removal for facial hair is shown to have excellent results in just a few short sessions. All of our lasers are FDA approved and have undergone rigorous clinical testing to deem them safe and also to scientifically prove they are effective at permanently reducing hair. Our lasers are safe to treat ALL skin types regardless of colour and will successfully reduce hair.
How many sessions of laser are needed to treat facial hair successfully?
The majority of people will need between 6-10+ sessions to achieve approx 60-80%+ reduction in facial hair, maintenance sessions will be needed to maintain results also. This is a very generalized estimate and this can change due to factors such as hormonal conditions, darker skin types, genetics etc
We don’t believe in asking anyone to believe into the ‘buy 6 sessions you’ll never have a blade of hair anywhere on your body for the rest of your life’ dream. That would be totally unfair, it is important that you know the honest truth about what can realistically be achieved with laser. Throughout our 10 years of performing laser treatment we have never treated anyone who did not need some form of maintenance or top up treatments for the facial area after their initial course of sessions. To receive 100% permanent hair removal from every follicle on the face would be impossible even when using medical grade lasers.
Laser hair removal can dramatically reduce excess facial hair in just a few sessions, we perform treatments on 100’s of women experiencing the same problem as you do every day of the week, it’s important for you to know are not on your own. Our consultants have so much experience in dealing with facial hair, they will give you honest advice and guide you on the best possible treatment plan to get the results you need. To talk to one of our consultants please contact our clinic today to get your free consultation and expert advice on how you can treat excess facial hair.