As November rolls around, many men around Australia proudly sport moustaches to support the "Mo-vember" movement. However, for ladies who have more facial hair than the average this can be an awkward time as people joke about your 'lady-mo'. Laser hair removal can be a great option to permanently remove (or reduce) facial hair in women.
Here are some tips on making sure that your laser removal treatment is the right option for you.
Check that the treatment is right for you
Before you commit to a schedule of treatments, it's a good idea to check that the treatment would be suitable for the type of hair that you have. Generally, there needs to be a contrast between the colour of the hair and colour of the skin for the treatments to be effective, which can mean that very pale people with fine facial hair may not have as effective results as paler skinned people with darker hair. New options for darker skinned people, including the Nd:Yag laser hair removal, can be much more effective than traditional machines. A specialist can help to select a technique with the best chance of success on your skin.
Investigate the cause of your excessive hair growth
If you have a genetic tendency to heavy hair growth then laser hair removal can be very effective. However, if the cause of your hair growth is hormonally driven, laser hair removal can cause a temporary reduction in facial hair, but the hair may return if your hormone levels continue to fluctuate. It can be very useful to get a medical check in case you have an issue causing the hair removal, such as a thyroid hormone imbalance or other hormonal triggers that can cause the hair to regrow after the treatments have ended. Treating the underlying issues can be a great way to ensure the effectiveness of your laser hair removal treatment.
Confirm you can commit to the treatments
Once you have confirmed that laser hair removal is right for you, be sure to turn up to your appointments on time. Hair grows in cycles of about 6 weeks, so it's important to have appointments every 6 weeks or so to catch the new cycle of growth. In order to complete the hair removal, you will need to commit to a series of sessions, depending on how much hair there is to remove, so the entire treatment could take up to a year. It's a good idea to consider whether you can commit to this treatment before you start to ensure you get the maximum benefit.
Laser hair removal can be a great way to remove your facial hair and live a hair-free life. Before you start you should confirm if the treatment is suitable for your facial hair and lifestyle by talking to a specialist.