Fine hair on the face can be very diificult to get rid off for women, as there may be different factors causing this growth such us genetics and hormonal changes. There are a number of different treatments that can reduce and sometimes remove the excess hair in women with fine facial hair. It is important to understand that in some cases the fine facial hair cannot be removed only reduced or become less noticeble by lightening it with the Revlite laser.
The main treatments are:
- Laser treatment
- Eflornithine cream
1 Laser treatments
Laser hair removal techniques may have longer-lasting results on thick hair but can be more challenging on finer hair.
The main treatments are:
Laser hair removal for thick hair (where beams of light are used to destroy hair) – For thicker dark hair on the face we can use the Alexandrite and Nd:Yag lasers depending on the skin colour. If the hair is thick enough it can be removed for longer periods but top up treatments may be needed.
Laser for fine hair: The Revlite is a new generation Q-Switched Nd:Yag laser. It is a very unique laser because unlike most lasers for hair reduction this laser targets fine hair effectively. Using Q-switched engineering the laser produces very rapid, short pulse widths of energy, limiting the healthy tissue’s exposure to thermal build-up for a safe, fast and effective treatment. This new technology uses Photo Acoustic energy. Short pulses of light penetrate the hair follicle and disrupt any factors that are responsible for hair growth. Unlike our other laser hair removal method for thicker hair, you do not need to shave the area but the hair cannot be any longer than 2cm. At first you may notice the hair become blonde or de-pigmented after a few sessions you will notice the hair become thinner and finer in some cases the hair eventually will fall out but not everyone gets hair removal, in most cases there is hair reduction and hair lightening that makes this type of unwanted hair manageable and less noticeable. The Revlite is a great solution to manage this type of fine hair. It is a quick treatment and it gives you instant bleaching of the hair, you don’t have to shave the hairs and it is a very comfortable treatment with no discomfort while you get rejuvenation and pigment reduction at the same time.
Electrolysis is one of the top FDA approved permanent hair removal solutions for facial and body hair. It is a method of hair removal and involves the insertion of a fine probe into the hair follicle. A small amount of current is then passed through the probe to seal of the blood supply and hair is removed. Any skin colour and type or colour of hair can be successfully treated including facial hair and even any stray hair under eyebrows, hair line or ears. Shaving is not required. The amount of treatment necessary to achieve permanent removal of the hair differs from person to person and exact number of treatments necessary is not possible to determine in advance. Depending on the amount of hair, medical conditions, skin type and the treatment area, it is very likely that not all the hair will be treated at once. Due to the fact that every hair needs to be treated individually and accurately electrolysis hair removal is relatively slow and requires commitment but you will notice a gradual reduction of hair.
3 Eflornithine cream
Eflornithine cream is a prescription medicine applied twice daily that can help treat excessive hair growth on the face and under the chin. It can be prescribed for both premenopausal women and menopausal women, but isn’t suitable for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or under the age of 19. The cream helps slow down hair growth and can be used alongside the hair removal methods mentioned above. You should notice an effect within eight weeks. Treatment will be stopped if no benefit is seen after four months. If eflornithine cream does work, you’ll usually need to continue using it, as hair growth will return within eight weeks of stopping treatment. Side effects of eflornithine cream can include: mild acne, skin redness, a burning or stinging sensation, and dry, itchy skin