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Unwanted Facial Hair: Causes, Treatments and Most Frequently Asked Questions

Apr 04, 2022

Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted Facial Hair: Causes, Treatments and Most Frequently Asked Questions
Unwanted facial hair is a regular occurrence that affects many men and women. If you have excessive facial hair, especially if you are a woman, it could be a sign of a medical concern that needs to be addressed by your doctor. This article answers some common questions about the causes and treatment for unwanted facial hair.

What Causes Hair Growth on My Face?

Face hair is something that everyone possesses. It is quite fine in most women and is typically not noticeable (peach fuzz). Some women's upper lip or chin hair is thicker and darker by nature. However, certain medical conditions and medications can cause thick facial hair. Such problems can also run in families.

Are There Any Medications to Control Hair Growth?

There are certain medications available that can control hair growth. However, you should always consult your doctor before taking any such medicines.

What Treatments Are Available for Permanent Facial Hair Removal?

While plucking causes some discomfort and does not last indefinitely, it is by far the most popular procedure for women to remove facial hair. Waxing (with hot or cold wax) is another method for removing large quantities of hairs at once. To disintegrate the hair, chemicals (depilatories) can be employed. Electrolysis is the only permanent unwanted hair removal treatment. Hair can be removed by destroying the hair at its root with a laser beam. A dermatologist must do this procedure. Certain skin creams available can reduce hair growth, but such medications require a prescription.

Can I Get Laser Hair Removal on Any Body Part or Just the Face?

The good news is that laser treatment for unwanted hair is safe to use practically anywhere in the body. We can assist you in removing hair from the following areas:
  • Armpits
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Upper Lip
  • Face
  • Bikini area
Both men and women can spend less time getting rid of unwanted hair by opting for laser hair removal. See Also: Laser Hair Removal- The Most Common Myths and Facts

Which Laser Machine Is Best for Hair Removal?

Your skin type determines the most appropriate laser hair removal machine. At the Mane Medispa, we use Venus Epileve™ for laser hair removal. It can destroy the hair follicle without harming the skin and is comfortable, ultra-fast, and safe for all skin tones.

Can Hair Grow Back After Laser Treatment?

Yes, it can at times. Hair follicles are targeted and destroyed using laser hair removal, preventing future hair growth. Therefore, our patients usually don't have any new hair growth after laser hair removal. However, hormonal changes can cause a spike in hair production. For more permanent results, you normally only need a fast touch-up to guarantee the elimination of the hair follicles that grew back.

Are There Side Effects to Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal treatment is a completely safe process to eliminate unwanted hair from your face and body. However, in rare cases, the following side-effects can occur:
  • Redness and Irritation: Many people report redness and discomfort after the procedure. After the initial reaction, irritation should subside within a few hours after treatment.
  • Crusting: Some patients may see crusting on their skin in the treated area.
  • Changes in Skin Color: Minor color changes in the treated area of skin may be noticed by some people.
  • Eye Injury: Hair removal is done using strong lasers, and there's a chance of serious eye damage If performed by untrained persons.
  • Risk of Skin Infection: Damage to hair follicles with a laser can lead to infection like other cosmetic hair removal procedures.
See Also: Laser Hair Removal for Mane Center for Advanced Hair Restoration

Does Laser Removal Hurt?

Laser hair removal techniques today have evolved to become more comfortable than ever. Most of our patients say the procedure is fairly painless, although this depends on your level of sensitivity. If you're sensitive, we can use a topical anesthetic to help you relax before treatment. Looking for a safe and effective solution to get rid of your unwanted body and facial hair? Call us to schedule an appointment with our hair restoration experts at the Mane Center for Advanced Hair Restoration if you're ready to say goodbye to your unwanted body and facial hair.
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