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Laser Hair Removal for the Face: Everything You Need To Know


Getting rid of facial hair can be difficult. The skin on your face is among the most sensitive on your body, so how you treat it matters. The amount of facial hair that we grow at any point in our lives is individual. Excessive hair growth can be a sign of a hormonal imbalance, and is worth having checked out by your Doctor.

You could continue using razors and waxing to remove facial hair, but we’re here to tell you about a better way: Laser hair removal for the face.

Why is laser hair removal effective?

The results of laser hair removal can be achieved using two different types of machine. The first option are laser hair removal machines, which emit high frequency light to target hair follicles. The follicle is disabled, which will reduce hair growth for a long period.

The other alternative is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. IPL machines also work by emitting light but its spectrum is broader, allowing IPL to target not just the hair follicle but the surrounding skin. There is one noteworthy difference between laser and IPL. An IPL machine has qualities that transcend hair removal. It can also alleviate symptoms such as broken capillaries and redness caused by painful conditions such as rosacea. This will be particularly interesting if you’re interested in laser facial hair removal, as these skin conditions often appear on the face first.

Laser hair removal for the face: All you need to know

You may be feeling nervous about having laser treatment done on your face, but you needn’t worry. Laser hair removal for the face is very safe and non-invasive. All you need to do is to ensure that you go to a registered clinic or laser technician.

The results can be amazing, ridding unwanted hair for months at a time. That makes it more cost effective than buying plastic razors, waxing kits, creams and tweezers in the long run.

To get the best results, you will need to pace your facial laser hair removal treatments about 4-weeks apart. In any laser hair removal, it’s recommended that you have approximately 6 x sessions per area you want to treat. The cost will vary depending on the clinic that you go to, but you will be looking at paying around £50 per session. Before treatment, your laser expert will walk you through the procedure and often provide you with a full treatment plan. You have almost any part of the face treated including the upper lip, around the nose, ears and the chin.

A frequently asked question that we get is whether laser hair removal on the face is painful. The answer is no, but you should expect some discomfort. You might feel a bigger twinge when the laser passes over parts of the face where the skin is thinner. One of these places is the upper lip. However, the bottom line is that laser hair removal should never hurt. If it does, you should tell your technician immediately. There are ways to reduce discomfort, for example by applying a cooling or numbing cream to the area.

We hope that you found our guide to facial laser hair removal helpful. For more information we encourage you to explore the rest of our site.


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