Facial Hair Removal
Understand Your Facial Hair
Unwanted facial hair on women often appears on the upper lip, chin and sides of the face. Before you decide on the proper removal method first determine that the cause of the hair growth is not hormonal. If you are experiencing an abnormal growth of hair on these facial areas or if the hair is very thick, you should consult your physician to determine the underlying causes before you embark on a removal regimen.
If the hair growth isn’t caused by hormonal abnormalities, you have a number of different options for removal. I find that women often choose to tweeze the hairs. Overall, this is not the best solution because repeated plucking can cause irritation in the hair follicle and, on darker-skinned women, can also result in scarring. Unless you have just a few stray hairs that occasionally pop up, save the tweezers for other uses.
Laser Hair Removal Can Achieve Good Results.
Laser hair removal is the newest weapon in the hair removal arsenal. The ideal candidate for laser hair removal has fair skin and dark hair, but good results can be achieved by an experienced laser practitioner on darker-skinned women. Overall, laser hair removal is not very effective on light blonde or white hair.
Things to Consider Before Treatment
Before you begin treatment, you should consult a physician to determine if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. You also want to make sure that the person treating you (whether it’s a doctor, registered nurse or licensed esthetician) is experienced. The three most important questions to ask during a consultation are:
50-70% Overall Reduction in Hair After 3 Treatments
Although laser hair removal is often billed as permanent, a 50 percent to 70 percent reduction after three treatments, performed six weeks apart, is more realistic. On facial areas, maintenance treatments are usually necessary for complete removal. Depending on what part of the country you live in, charges for laser hair removal should range from $150 to $350 per facial area.
Avoid laser treatment around the eyes- - on the brow area and in between the eyes. Because laser rays can penetrate deeply, this is an area better treated by tweezing, waxing or electrolysis.
Electrolysis uses low-level electricity to kill the hair follicles. On the upside, results last longer than with waxing and depilatories. However, the process can be time consuming and costly. Finding a reputable practitioner is key, because electrolysis performed incorrectly can cause scarring. Before you begin treatment, ask for referrals from former clients, and make sure that a new needle is used for each session. I generally recommend electrolysis for women with white or very blond hair and for women who have areas with isolated hairs.
Depilatory creams dissolve the hair at the base of the follicle. They are ideal for widespread areas (like the legs), but can be problematic when used on the face because they irritate the skin and usually don’t remove all of the hairs. On the plus side, depilatory creams are a relatively inexpensive option. On average, results will last for one to two weeks.
Waxing is one of the most popular solutions among my patients. Generally, it is an effective method to remove hair on the upper lip and fine hair on the side of the face, but I don’t recommend it for the chin area, where hair tends to be more coarse. Waxing can also be problematic for darker-skinned women, who sometimes experience discoloration due to irritation and inflammation. Depending on the type of hair you have, waxing results should last from two to six weeks.
- Do you own the laser or rent it? If the doctor owns the laser, that tells me they have a high level of commitment and experience.
- How many patients have you treated?
- What kind of results can I expect?
Aren't there any permanent facial hair removal solutions?
Although a fairly popular method for facial hair removal, laser hair removal isn't permanent. Instead they offer “long-lasting” results that come at a high price. Laser visits average around $500 each and it takes several of those visits to make any headway. You'll also need to wait about two months before you notice any real results. Another drawback of laser hair removal is that it can irritate the skin, depending upon the number of treatments needed and your personal sensitivity level.
Electrolysis, on the other hand is a permanent facial hair removal system. Little electrical shocks are injected into each hair follicle through a needle, killing the hair root and preventing regrowth. Let me say that again… each hair follicle . And because hair grows in different stages, you may need several treatments before you can see any real results. Personally, I have some real reservations about doing that to my face. Your skin wasn't made for that type of abuse. It hurts. It's irritating. And it can cause serious scarring. Electrolysis is also extremely expensive and can cost you several thousand dollars depending upon the amount of hair you're trying to remove.
A Better Solution to Facial Hair Removal
What if you could enjoy facial hair removal that was permanent and painless? No needles, no injections and your savings could remain in tact? Does that sound like the solution for you?
It works without needles, lasers or electrical shock, so you can enjoy a non-invasive permanent facial hair removing system without worrying about scarring or irritation. It is a permanent hair remover that targets the root of each hair with a low-frequency radio wave, disabling the root and preventing the hair from growing back. This innovative technology eliminates the need for those expensive electrolysis and laser hair removal visits and is gentle enough to use on your face.
Facial Hair Removal That is Safe and Effective
This hair removal system is specially designed to delivers radio waves to the root of the hair, allowing it to slide out easily and painlessly. Use tweezers for those smaller areas or treat larger areas of skin with the patch applicators included with your kit, all from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Permanent facial hair removal