Do you have excessive facial hair? Use laser hair removal

Posted on 11 Feb, 2011

Excessive facial hair is called Hirsutism, it is characterised by excessive facial hair on a women’s face. It is a hereditary condition and is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance.

Hirsutism does not have any health-related consequences, but it is a cosmetic concern. It can impair your physical appearance and damage your self-esteem greatly. However, laser hair removal can reduce your facial hair and in some cases even eliminate it completely. Laser hair removal is the doorway to a new, transformed you.

What to keep in mind before undergoing this treatment?

Laser hair removal uses lasers which are capable of targeting specific hair follicles. They do not damage the surrounding skin or tissue, the laser targets the specific skin pigment which is called melanin and is located at the base of the hair. The melanin absorbs this laser light and the hair follicle is then incapable of producing any new hair. This treatment must be administered during the “Anagen” (growth) phase of hair. Hair follicles beyond the growth phase will not respond to laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is spaced over eight sessions which are split by a period of three or four weeks. You will lose a substantial amount of unwanted hair after just a few sessions. In some cases, you may need some additional maintenance sessions after the treatment is over to keep the hair re-growth in check.