Facial hair removal: What methods are best?

Many facial hair removal solutions are readily available in the marketplace, all with different degrees on cost, side effects, quality and effectiveness.


Sometimes using a combination of different types of treatments works best. All women are different, there is no single type of treatment for facial hair removal that works the same for all women. Many factors are involved depending on where the hair is located, hair type, hair color, hair volume, your age and treatments you are most comfortable with. Some common treatments include:

Shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams

Shaving facial hair is not popular with most women and as a common misconception most women believe that it makes the hair grow back faster and thicker. Plucking can be time consuming, slightly painful, can be quite lasting however results are still only temporary as the facial hair will grow back. Plucking is probably the most common and safest method women use to remove facial hair. Facial hair removal wax can be used to remove facial hair with decent success (works best if you have some one to help you). Depilatory Cream is a trusted home remedy for facial hair removal.

Lasers, electrolysis or intense pulse light (IPL)

Laser hair removal is the most widely followed method and is more strictly regulated, for individuals with sensitive skin this method can be a little physically and metaphorically painful. Laser hair removal targets the melanin coloring in the hair root; this is the simple basis of the process. In addition the sister of the laser is electrolysis, it is a common method of hair removal however its practice is the least standardized. Of all the different types of facial hair removal options these are the most expensive, time consuming and painful however they may be as close to permanent as you can currently get for removing unwanted facial hair. Please understand that some facial hair removal procedures on the market today are often advertised as permanent, most women only achieve about a 50 percent to 70 percent reduction after several treatments, performed over a 30 – 60 day time fame, this is generally the most realistic outlook. (SOURCE: PcQL)





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