Removal of Facial Hair Via Laser - Worth It
Since my teenage years, I had a lot of dark,...
- 23 Sep 2009
Since my teenage years, I had a lot of dark, coarse facial hair on my upper lip, chin line and upper neck. Tried waxing, tweezing, electrolysis, cream remover, oral steroids (bad!!) and it would always (understandably) come back. I was getting scars from so much tweezing/digging and the area was always red from irritation or darkened by scarring.
Finally in my 40s I tried the laser removal method. The results are unreal for me. I have had three intensive treatments and virtually no regrowth and probably 99% of it is gone. I occasionally get a few here or there but it is nothing a tweezer can't manage.
Yes, the procedure is pretty uncomfortable but well worth it. Later in the day the redness is pretty much gone and ice packs help. I never thought I would be able to go without makeup or without spending 30 minutes every day tweezing before leaving the house. Now I can and do! It has helped my self-confidence immensely.
The removal was performed in the Dermatology department at a satellite office of the Cleveland Clinic so I felt pretty safe using this provider.