When we talk about facial hair, there are mainly 3 issues we can tackle.
- Facial Hair on Men
- Facial Hair on women
- Vellus Hair
Hair Reduction is a guy thing too!
Now, of course, men look like men because of their facial hair. For women, it’s an issue, but what about men? Well, shaving,can be a pain in today’s fast paced lifestyle.Lots of Metrosexual men are turning to hair reduction for back, chest and also a beard! Why beard? Because if you do permanent beard shaping, maintenance of the same will dramatically reduce.There are two main options: laser and electrolysis, with the former being the vastly more popular option.For full-face, laser treatment can take up to six hours over the course of a year, while electrolysis can take up to 400 hours over four years. Makes sense that most people lean toward laser removal, right?
Men who are sick of ingrown hairs and razor burn are increasingly looking to lose their whiskers for good. Many of them are coming for facial hair removal treatments, primarily to combat ingrown hairs on the neck.
Because laser hair removal thins hair so effectively, it’s perfect for those spots you constantly trim. You can clean up your neck, the tops of your cheeks, and the stragglers around your beard or mustache.This means men will not have to shave as often, pluck stray hair or suffer from rashes and ingrown hair.
Women with Facial Hair
Growth of facial hairs is natural. However, when there is excess growth of hair on neck, chin, on the upper lips, cheeks or forehead, it causes embarrassment and it affects the confidence of the woman. The reason for excess growth of facial hair includes changes in hormonal levels in the body, irregular menstrual cycle, some medications and due to hormonal changes during pregnancy.
Thick & Coarse Facial Hair
Women develop excessive body or facial hair due to higher-than-normal levels of androgens, including testosterone. All females produce androgens, but the levels typically remain low. Certain medical conditions can cause a woman to produce too many androgens.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one common cause of hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a woman’s face and body). Benign cysts that form on the ovaries can affect hormone production, leading to irregular menstrual cycles and decreased fertility. Women with PCOS often have moderate-to-severe acne and tend to be overweight. Additional symptoms can include: fatigue, mood changes, infertility, pelvic pain, headaches, sleep problems.
Adrenal gland disorders
The adrenal glands, located just above your kidneys, are responsible for hormone production. People with congenital adrenal hyperplasia are born without an enzyme that’s necessary for hormone production.This disorder is also often associated with an over-production of androgen hormones that may cause facial hair to grow.
The short, colorless and superfine facial hair on women, cutely dubbed “peach fuzz,” is called vellus hair and perfectly normal. But what about the desire to look good in pictures. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with a little hair on the jaw line, temples or upper lip, too much of it can take away your beauty.
Most Laser treatments are not so effective when it comes to colorless vellus hair, since lasers target pigment in hair when zapping. But, Revlite, the Q switched Nd YAG laser can treat very short and fine hair for the discerning clients. Electrolysis, though painful, can stop vellushair growth too. It works for every hair and skin color.
Why Laser is the best solution?
- LHR is a non-invasive, gentle technique that reduces undesirable hair from most parts of the body. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of four to six sessions and it works equally well on men and women.
- Almost everyone has unwanted hair somewhere on their body. Unfortunately, traditional hair removal routines can be tedious, painful and expensive over time. Shaving may last a day, waxing a couple of weeks, but none of them last forever —and that’s the true beauty of laser hair removal.
- Older generation lasers were slow, very painful and worked only on individuals with very dark hair and very light skin. Today, lasers can work on all skin colors.
- There is not a single “best” laser for hair removal on all patients. There are different technologies to target every type of hair in different skin types, ensuring safe and effective treatments across.
- The dermatologist should assess the patient first to see whether they would benefit from it. This of course is based on the hair type, location and skin color of the patient. The choice of the laser will then be made and the laser, itself, can then be used.
- Each laser session only lasts 15-30 minutes, and the worst it’ll leave you with is the redness of a slight sunburn afterwards.After your initial sessions, laser removal may require once-a-year treatment to maintain the look.
So, don’t accept the struggle of facial hair as your fate. It can be dealt with easily. Get rid of this issue and look your best always.