This page contains information about the causes and types of facial hair and related concerns.
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Our large selection of lasers makes removing unwanted facial hair easy, comfortable, and cost-effective for all skin types.
For women, facial hair is an embarrassing problem that can be painful to remove. Most women don’t want to add their faces to the list of places they have to shave almost daily, but waxing, threading, and sugaring on sensitive skin can seriously damage the skin, including leaving behind red, white, and dark spots (hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation).
Many men struggle with ingrown hairs and razor bumps, the results of skin irritation from frequent shaving. These bumps are not only painful but often develop into cysts that can leave behind scars and dark spots. This is especially upsetting when it occurs on your face because there’s no way to cover it up.
Laser Hair Removal for the Face
Laser Hair Removal can remove unwanted hair from most areas of the face, including:
UPPER LIP This is our most commonly requested treatment area for the facial hair removal. It’s a fast, easy, and affordable treatment, but especially for women who struggle with upper lip hair, this can be a life-changing procedure.
CHIN Hair on the chin typically starts to show up in females after menopause. No woman wants to shave her face, so laser hair removal is the perfect way to treat this issue.
MENS’ BEARDS AND MUSTACHES This is particularly helpful for men who experience razor bumps or ingrown hairs, but can also be helpful for men who have hair they don’t want, like stray hairs high up on the cheeks, or removing a patchy beard for a man who will never style himself with a full beard.
BABY HAIRS AND OVERGROWN SIDEBURNS
Kim K famously had this done. It’s one of the most commonly requested areas for our patients and is an easy treatment area. We often get asked if there’s a chance this will mess up your hairline. The answer is no, we’ll talk in great detail about the hairline you desire, and then map out a treatment plan to keep the hair you like, and remove the hair you don’t.
NOSE TIP Hair that grows on the tip of the nose is difficult to shave or wax but can be easily lasered away with gentle laser hair removal devices. You cannot at this time treat hair inside the nose with laser hair removal, it would pose dangerous risks as the tissue inside the nose is not as strong as your skin surface, and is not able to withstand laser treatment.
LOW HAIRLINES can disrupt the face’s proportions, making the forehead appear too short. When this happens, creating a new hairline with waxing or shaving is very difficult, if not impossible. Laser hair removal can resolve the issue with a series of treatments to create a new hairline.
Play it Safe with Your Face
“How can I make sure my face won’t be damaged by laser hair removal? I’ve heard it’s dangerous for people with my skin tone to get laser hair removal.”
We hear our patients tell us they are worried about laser hair removal being safe for their skin type quite frequently, and nowhere is this truer than when we are treating the face. Matching the right lasers with the right skin tone and type are critical to creating better results faster, without damaging sensitive skin.
There is no one laser that treats all skin and hair types well, which is why we have invested in may different lasers, each with their own best uses.
- The Lightsheer is safe to use for wide variety of skin types, and is one of our favorites because in Duet mode it’s one of the fastest and most comfortable hair removal technologies on the market.
- For those with a naturally darker skin tone, or tanned skin (skin that has been exposed to the sun recently), the GentleYag, a type of Nd:Yag laser, provides safe and effective hair removal.
- One of our most widely used lasers, the GentleLase, is best for lighter skin types, ranging from highly sun sensitive skin that always burns to minimally sun sensitive skin that always tans.
- Other laser hair removal options include the StarLux® IPL, the Revlite and the Medlite C6, three devices often used in combination with each other, or one of the other lasers mentioned above.
Call (732) 356-1666 to schedule your laser hair removal treatment today!