What Are My Facial Hair Removal Options?

With the exception of the soles of your feet, the palms of your hands, and your lips, hair can grow anywhere on your body! For many people, this includes unwanted or excessive facial hair on the upper lip skin, chin, and eyebrows. If you’re dealing with unwanted facial hair, you’re probably wondering what your options for facial hair removal are other than shaving, and the good news is — there are several!

Laser Hair Removal

The most effective and long-lasting method for removing unwanted facial hair is using laser treatments like The Venus Versa™. One of the reasons this is a preferred hair removal method is that it doesn’t just remove hair that’s already grown above the surface of the skin, it stops it from growing before it even gets to that point! The Venus Versa™ delivers heat (via Intense Pulsed Light) deep into the skin to destroy the hair follicle and stop those hairs from growing in the first place. Patients usually require 6-10 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart for the face and 4-8 weeks apart for the body for lasting results.

Sugaring

Sugaring is another popular option for removing unwanted facial hair, and many people love that it’s less painful than waxing and uses natural ingredients. Using sugar, lemon, water, and sometimes honey, a trained hair removal clinician applies this mixture to areas with unwanted hair. Conveniently, sugaring adheres to the hair and not the skin, so when it’s removed, it takes the hair with it without bringing along the skin.

Waxing

Similar to sugaring, waxing pulls the hair out of the skin and over time, it prevents it from growing back by damaging the hair follicle. Some clinicians use soft wax that is applied to the skin then covered with a cloth before being removed in the opposite direction of hair growth. Hard waxing solidifies and can be pulled off on its own, without using a cloth. If you’re working on a larger area or you have coarse hair, waxing is often a preferred hair removal method.