Any woman who has hairs on her face truly understands the struggle that she has to go through to keep her skin hair-free. At CoLaz, we often come across clients who complain about their increasing facial hair growth that refuses to go away.
We have treated many women who are going through menopause, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and who are on the HRT drug. They come to see us because they seem to have grown a beard almost overnight.
If you are suffering from hormonal imbalance or disorders like Hirsutism or PCOS, you are likely to experience hair growth on upper lips, cheeks, chin and sideburns.
Laser treatment can help to reduce and slow down the hair growth. However, you will need to undergo additional treatments, as it will NOT completely solve the problem. The reason is the increase of testosterone that is responsible for the additional hair growth.
If you decide to have face facial laser treatment, you will need to shave the area to be treated such as the chin or full face on the day of treatment. This is an essential step to prepare your skin before laser.
Most women dread the thought of shaving their face as they believe the hair will grow back thicker and coarser. This is just a myth! The hair will grow back exactly the same because all you are doing is trimming the hairs down; you are not removing them from the root.
Shaving is a standard procedure for all clients undergoing this removal treatment. You must not thread, wax or tweeze the hairs as this will promote hair re-growth. You will probably notice a marked reduction of hair after the third session, but it will depend on your type and volume of hair.
Also, if you have very fine fluffy type hair on your face we usually advise against laser as it could stimulate even more hair growth so we recommend having electrolysis hair removal instead.
Regardless of your particular situation, you will require at least 10 to 12 sessions and regular top ups for successful facial hair removal results.