Are you seeking a permanent fix for unwanted facial hair? You are not alone! People have been grooming their facial hair for years to look presentable. Mustaches and beards, when attributed to men, are considered as a sign of masculinity while it is not the same for women – courtesy Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (POS).

While facial hair is considered a symbol of masculinity for men, women with excessive facial hair simply look untidy and unpleasant. Women have long been using traditional techniques like threading and waxing to get rid of unwanted facial hair. These methods are without any doubt are really effective in delivering results, but only temporarily. Besides, they are also quite painful and can cause side effects like infection, burning, and ingrown hair.

Advancement in Laser Technology

If you are also fed up with traditional hair removal methods and seeking a permanent fix, facial laser hair removal may be worth considering. Advancements in technology have made laser facial hair removal a lot easier and safer. Earlier, the Ruby Lasers were effective for a limited class only – people with light skin tone and darker hair. However, the latest laser systems that use infrared light for killing hair, like the Nd: YAG Lasers can now treat people with even tanned and darker skin.

How do lasers work?

Laser Hair Removal works on the principle of selective absorption. Energy from laser beams is absorbed by the darkest pigment in the target area. Since the hair follicles have the highest concentration of melanin, they are darker than surrounding skin tissues. When lasers are made incident in the areas of the face with unwanted hair, it penetrates through the skin uninterrupted and reaches the follicles. The melanin in follicles absorbs energy from lasers and heat up. This destroys the follicles and the surrounding hair growth cells, inhibiting any future growth. Multiple sessions may be needed to achieve desired hairlessness.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for the face?

There are several myths encompassing the procedure, with many claiming that hair removal lasers are not safe for the face. But is there any reality in this claim? It is just propaganda with no reality in it. Lasers have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for facial hair removal. However, like any other cosmetic procedure, Laser Hair Removal also has some risks and side effects associated with it. These include redness, itching, burns, blisters, and skin discoloration. The good news is that these side effects are temporary and avoidable. You can simply avoid these risks and complications by preparing well for your laser hair removal session. Also, choose the best dermatologist and you would not get any complications.

Preparing well for laser hair removal means:

  • Avoiding sun exposure for at least a month
  • Avoiding tanning of types – even use of tanning beds and lotions
  • Avoiding plucking, tweezing, threading, and waxing for at least six weeks

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