You’ve been there: You go to apply that new shade of ruby red lipstick before you leave you car and head into work, but you’re blasted by the unfortunate surprise of dark upper lip hair. The self-consciousness sets in and you have to face the rest of the day remembering not to get too close and personal with your coworkers.
You’ve tried dozens of methods to remove the coarse hair, such as traditional shaving and waxing, but nothing seems to keep up with the growth. So what works – and why do you have the unwanted facial hair in the first place? Let’s take a closer look at some of the potential causes, plus an effective way to get rid of that hair and keep your confidence boosted for good.
What causes unwanted facial hair?
The type of hair on the body varies from woman to woman. Some women have fine hair, while others notice it’s more dark and coarse, especially above the lip and on the chin. This condition is known as hirsutism, according to The New York Times, and is an occurrence of hair growth that is more typical in men.
Usually, women produce low levels of male hormones known as androgens. With hirsutism, your body produces more of these hormones, which causes the rapid growth of unwanted hairs in target areas like the face, chest and back. While it’s a physically harmless condition to live with, it can be socially and emotionally bothersome to women, making them uncomfortable and self-conscious about their appearance.
The Indian Journal of Dermatology reports between 5 and 10 percent of women live with hirsutism globally. It most commonly runs in families, but may also be caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome. This hormonal condition can lead to unwanted hair growth, rapid acne flares, menstrual periods, weight issues and even diabetes risk. Women who notice a common occurrence among these symptoms should schedule an appointment with the doctor.
How can you get rid of it?
Getting rid of unwanted facial hair, whether you’re male or female, doesn’t have to be such a chore. Shaving and waxing can be irritating to the sensitive skin on your face and also leave you seeing a five o’clock shadow just days later. To get rid of this unwanted, unruly and coarse facial hair for good, it’s time to consider laser facial hair removal.
This FDA-cleared, safe and effective option can permanently reduce hair while eliminating razor bumps and irritation of the skin. The treatment works by targeting the dark pigment of the hair at the root and destroying it instantly. When it comes to treating facial hair, each session typically takes between 5 to 15 minutes to complete and leaves you with little to no downtime so you can return to your daily activities almost instantly.
At Ideal Image, we can treat any area of the face, and the darker the hair, the better the results. To learn more about our laser hair removal treatments, schedule your free consultation today.