Get rid of embarrassing facial hair

Posted on 03 Nov, 2011

In an age where we are used to be shown images of ‘physical perfection’ on TV and in films and magazines, facial hair in women is considered to be a real no-no. It is thought, however, that up to 40% of women suffer from excess facial hair, making it a far from a rare occurrence.

Those who do have excessive or abnormal hair growth on their face can find it extremely embarrassing and unpleasant. Areas affected tend to be the chin, lower jaw and upper lip, although the sides of the face can also have thicker hair growth.

Removing hair from these areas can be tricky. Shaving the face may be a quick method, but stubble can start to show through the skin within hours of using the razor. Many women try bleaching any darker facial hairs or pluck individual rogue hairs.

A longer-lasting form of treatment is available in the form of Intense Pulsed Light therapy. The energy from the light is absorbed by the hair and the hair follicle, which heats up to the point where the regenerative cells that line the follicle are denatured.

The hair falls out within a couple of weeks, but the follicle is no longer able to replace it. Not all hair follicles are in the active growing phase at the same time, so a course of treatment is necessary, but the final hair-free results are most certainly worth it. For the best laser hair removal, London can offer, contact The Laser Treatment Clinic.