One of the questions we get asked about most in the salon is "what's the best way to remove unwanted facial hair?"
The answer is not simple, it will depend on many factors including, where the hair growth is on the face, how long it has been causing a problem, whether the hair has been removed previously, hair type and underlying causes of growth. All these factors will help to decide what will be the best way forward for you.
The most popular method of hair removal is still waxing. A very quick and reasonably painless method which keeps the hair away for around 2 weeks, where it then gradually and naturally begins to return. Mostly the hair stays the same, sometimes it can become more sparse but occasionally it can increase hair growth if there is an underlying medical problem.
Tweezing is also widely carried out for small areas and those who may be sensitive to wax. It is also used to "fine tune" a waxed area where there may still be some hairs to remove. There is no risk of allergic reaction, although redness through sensitivity may occur. This method is very popular for eyebrow shaping.
Electrolysis is a highly skilled and permanent method of hair removal. Electrolysis treats each hair follicle individually with a very fine, disposable, sterile probe to permanently destroy the follicle’s ability to reproduce, thereby eradicating hair growth on completion of the course of treatment.
We can treat virtually any area, apart from the inside of the nose and inner ear (the rim of the ear can be safely treated). Common areas for woman are facial areas, (top lip, chin, neck, cheeks, eyebrows) breasts, abdomen, fingers and toes. Common areas for men are around the ears, top of the nose, eyebrows, cheeks above the line of the beard, around the edges of the beard and any areas where ingrown hairs are causing problems.
The number of treatments required will vary from person to person as each client will have a different density of hair growth. This means that each treatment course will vary, therefore no actual figure can be put on the number of treatments required, but you will quickly feel and see a difference giving you the confidence to continue with your treatment course. You will need to have regular appointments over a period of time (at least a year if not more) for most areas. Not all our hair is growing at the same time, and it can be quite a shock to find that those 3 or 4 hairs on your chin could actually be 30 or more hairs ‘taking turns’ to grow! On top of this hair thickness, skin sensitivity, dryness and other factors affect how quickly each hair can be eliminated. Appointment times can vary from as little as 10 minutes to as much as half an hour, depending on how large an area needs to be treated.
Whichever method you choose, one of our Therapists will be able to advise you and guide you as to what will be best suited to your needs.
You can book a free consultation where you can ask questions that you may still have and may be an Electrolysis trial to see if this would be something worth investing in.
Laser hair removal is not offered at the salon and therefore we are unable to advise on the technique. It may be worth a little investigation to learn more about it to help you make that important decision for your future "hair free face"!