Face Laser Hair Removal (Including the Forehead)

Facial hair is one of the most problematic forms of body hair to have. It can be noticeable and embarrassing, especially if you are female. On women, facial hair tends to grow on the chin, upper lip and cheeks.  Men can also be troubled by their facial hair and can be unhappy with their eyebrows and beard. This hair can be easily and effectively treated with laser hair removal.

Nostril Hair Removal

It is also possible for you to have excessive nostril hair removed using laser hair removal treatments, but many practitioners will be reluctant to this carry out.  

Forehead Laser Hair Removal

Women may have some hair growth on their forehead and this may be removed with lasers. For some, the fine baby hairs around the hairline may be unwanted and others may not have a clear divide between the eyebrows and the hairline.

Male Facial Hair Removal

As well as their eyebrows, many men are unhappy with the hair growth on their beards. Laser hair removal can be used to help tidy up a beard and give a clearer defined line between the upper cheek and the start of the beard.  Due to the fact that men often have thick, dark beards, particularly Asian men, laser hair removal can work particularly well.

Advantages over other Hair Removal Methods

Other hair removal methods, like waxing and electrolysis, can be very painful and uncomfortable when they are used on the face. Laser hair removal is much easier to tolerate with regards to pain. Further, folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle) and hair irritation are avoided by undergoing laser hair removal.  

Dangers involved with Facial Laser Hair Removal

Lasers can potentially be very dangerous and have the ability to penetrate the skin deeply. They can cause retinal damage if they come into contact with the eyes, either through direct or indirect laser exposure. Eye protection, e.g. goggles, must be worn throughout your treatment, and these must offer wavelength specific protection for the laser being used. It is usually recommended that laser hair removal treatment is not carried out around the eye area, and many practitioners will not use laser treatment below the top of the eyebrow. Lasers are also dangerous in the wrong hands. Inexperienced practitioners handling lasers can cause serious damage and side effects, such as burns, pigment changes and scarring.

Suitable Laser Treatments on the Face

The most suitable candidates for laser hair removal on the face, are those with light skin and dark hair. Treatment can also be effective on darker skin but not all lasers can be used on every skin type. All forms of laser systems and IPL can be used on facial hair. Your practitioner will advise you on the best treatment for you, taking into your own specific needs into consideration.

Number of Treatments Needed for Laser Hair Removal on the Face

The number of treatments you will need is dependant upon your skin type and colour, and your hair type and colour. Your practitioner will advise you on the number of treatments they think you will need to get good long term results. Your treatment time for each session will be quite short as you would only be having a small area treated. Good results are usually seen if you are deemed suitable for treatment, but repeat treatments will be needed in the future. These may be needed once a year after your initial course of treatment, help to prolong your hair free results. The results vary from person to person but generally a 50-80% reduction in hair growth is seen after several treatment sessions.  

Treatment Costs for Facial Laser Hair Removal

The cost of your laser hair removal treatment will depend upon the area you want to have treated, the amount of hair growth present, the type of treatment you choose, and your chosen practitioner. The general prices for one treatment on various facial areas are:

  • Full face:  £100 - £130
  • Upper Eyebrows: £40 - £60
  • Chin: £40 - £60
  • Upper lip: £40 - £60

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