Does laser hair removal work on facial hair?

Male Facial Hair Close UpLaser hair removal can be used to treat facial hair very effectively providing the hair is brown or black. Sometimes very fine, vellus hair may not be suitable for treatment, as there is insufficient melanin (pigment) for the laser to effectively target. We can even treat those with hormonal imbalances such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and help to manage the excess hair growth that can be part of the condition.

Other methods of hair removal such as waxing, threading and bleaching must be stopped four weeks prior to starting laser hair removal. However, shaving or trimming the hair may be done throughout the course of treatment.

A minimum of six treatments is usually required to achieve the desired result, followed by top-up treatments as needed. The number of treatments required varies from person to person.

Having laser hair removal usually results in significantly sparser, finer and slower growing facial hair, making the regrowth much less noticeable and much more manageable. Facial laser hair removal often results in increased self-confidence and can save a considerable amount of time and hassle compared to traditional hair removal methods.

Jane Keena This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.