Laser Hair Removal – Face
Facial Laser Hair Removal – Austin
Facial hair is a common condition that can make many women feel frustrated and self-conscious. This “problem” is actually more widespread than most women think though, affecting up to 25% of females. It’s just not a topic that most ladies are eager to talk about in public, even though just about all women will deal with facial hair of some degree in their life, whether during puberty or menopause.
So with that said, there is absolutely no reason to be embarrassed about female facial hair. Actually, everybody has hair on their face, it’s just that for some women that hair may be thicker or coarser. Unwanted facial hair varies from woman to woman depending on her genetic makeup. Female facial hair can include just one pesky hair on the chin, light growth on the upper lip or even heavy/beard-like growth. There are a variety of reasons why a woman may develop facial hair, including hormonal changes such as menopause, some medications and certain hormone products.
Vellus Hair vs Terminal Hair
Most women have “vellus hair” on their face, chest and back. This type of hair is very fine and soft, and usually only becomes easy to see in the light. “Terminal hair” on the other hand is typically darker, thicker and longer. This type of hair is found in areas like the armpits, bikini line and legs. Most men grow terminal hair on their face, but women can also develop terminal hair on the face, particularly during menopause when estrogen levels drop. At this point, some women will notice “beard-like” hairs growing in places they’ve never seen before like the jaw line, chin, cheeks and the forehead.
Some women can even develop a rare condition known as hirsutism, which can lead to excessive amounts of coarse and dark hair on areas of the body where men typically grow hair, including the face, chest and back.
Get Rid of Facial Hair for Good
Most women who have unwanted facial hair have gone through every measure to remove or conceal it – waxing, plucking, hair removal creams, bleaching agents and so on. However, these methods only provide a temporary solution and can cause skin irritation, not to mention the inconvenience factor. Some women try shaving facial hair, which only makes matters worse as shaving can cause the unwanted hair to grow back stubbly and coarser than it was before.
One the most effective and permanent ways to get rid of unwanted facial hair is through laser hair removal treatment. Laser hair removal can be performed basically anywhere, and since facial zones are small, they don’t take that long to treat.
How Does Facial Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal for the face works by selectively targeting the pigment (dark color) of the hair. The heat that is absorbed by the hair shaft will essentially destroy that hair follicle and prevent future hair growth. Typically, anywhere from 4 – 6 treatment sessions are required for permanent hair removal. Treatments are usually spaced about a month apart.
There is no downtime with face laser hair removal, however you may experience moderate swelling and redness in the treated areas. If you are having laser hair removal performed on the face, it is best to schedule your appointment at a time when you will be able to go home after treatment, instead of back to work or class.
Schedule an Appointment for Facial Hair Removal
We can perform facial laser hair removal on both female and male patients. Common treatment areas can include:
- Upper lip
- Jaw line
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Personique On The Spot or would like to learn more about Austin laser hair removal treatments, please give us a call at (512) 201-4800 today.