Laser Facial Hair Removal
Unwanted excess facial hair is a problem that many people experience for a variety of reasons. It can be caused by an underlying illness or it may just run in the family. Women especially can find excess hair embarrassing and distressing.
What Causes Excess Facial Hair?
Excess facial hair is mainly caused by either an illness that increases the bodies hormone levels or it genetic. Both result in unwanted hair growth, which can affect any part of the body and tends to be more common in females. Women are usually affected because it is the male hormone that causes hair growth. If you have excess hair growth you should seek your doctor’s advice to be sure that you have no underlying medical conditions. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common cause, but in rare cases, it may indicate something more serious.
Is facial hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to unwanted hair, once the hair follicle is destroyed it will not regrow. However, you are likely to need maintenance treatments to remove the inactive hair follicles. Unbeknown to most people we have millions of hair follicles some active and some inactive. The laser will only kill the active hair follicles.
Does laser facial hair removal hurt?
Generally speaking, laser treatments are painful as you are applying a focused beam of light energy onto the skin. However, the Soprano Ice Platinum laser has a pain free mode, which makes the treatments virtually painless. We use the Soprano Ice Platinum laser hair removal system in our laser clinic.
Is laser facial hair removal expensive?
Laser treatment is not expensive when you compare it with the cost of non-permanent solutions, like waxing and shaving. Both of which can leave the skin red and sore.
The average cost of laser facial hair removal is £600 based on six sessions. This would include the full face including cheeks, top lip, chin and unibrow.
Whereas waxing needs to ideally be carried out at three-week intervals, the lifetime cost is estimated to be circa £350 -£400 per year.
Shaving is the cheaper option as razors and water are inexpensive. However, the real cost is in time and the discomfort to the skin. Some people may need to shave daily and other less frequently, it all depends on the type and thickness of the hair.