Removing Unwanted Body & Facial Hair Using Laser Treatment

Beards might look great on men, but not so much on women. For women, one of the most embarrassing beauty issues is female facial hair, whether it’s dark, coarse hairs or a sprinkling of pale peach fuzz.

It’s the male hormone testosterone that causes men to grow facial hair, but it’s also quite normal for women to have low levels of testosterone in their body. Sometimes however, these hormones become unbalanced and this can cause the testosterone levels to increase, and one result of this is thicker, coarser facial hair.

Facial hair in women is a result of:

  • Hormone imbalance.
  • Genetic and ethnic predisposition.
  • Underlying medical condition.
  • Being overweight.
  • Perimenopause and menopause

Most women wage a frequent battle against unwanted hair. Whether it’s the hair on our legs, bikini lines, eyebrows, chins or the upper lip, over time we’ve tried all the hair removal tools at our disposal;

  • Waxing
  • Plucking
  • Shaving
  • Threading
  • Bleaching

These methods are time-consuming, irritating and painful, and the hair comes back quickly and often thicker than before. But there is an alternative. Laser hair removal treatment offers a permanent solution to unwanted hair, which will save you both time and money in the long run.

Minimal discomfort might be experienced during laser treatment, just a minor stinging sensation on the skin when the laser pulses get applied. Topical anaesthetic cream can easily be applied to the skin before the procedure, making treatments more comfortable.

Laser hair removal is a gentle and effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair from almost any area of the body. During the treatment, light gets absorbed by the melanin; the pigment in the hair follicle. The light energy effectively destroys the hair follicle by heating the pigment, without damaging any of the surrounding cells, and then a short pulse of light simultaneously targets and destroys many of the hair follicles.

Laser hair removal not only creates smooth, natural looking skin, it’s also the safest and most effective way to create permanent hair reduction, and has become the number one solution to removing unwanted hair. Laser hair removal can give long-lasting results, and small and large areas can easily be treated quickly and effectively, compared to other methods.

Laser hair removal typically needs 6-8 treatments but the exact number of treatments differs from person to person. It’s a fast treatment, and a small area like facial hair and the armpits can take as little as 15 minutes, with larger areas like the back or legs taking up to 45 minutes, depending on the size. After the laser treatment you will experience shedding of the treated hair. At first, it might look as though the hair is growing back, but it’s just coming through the skin and will shed. The shedding of the lasered hair begins a week after the treatment and it can last a for a further 3 weeks. To help speed up the shedding process you can exfoliate the areas gently as you shower.