Embarrassed By Unwanted Facial Hair? Here’s How To Get Rid Of Them
Women have facial hair either due to climate and genetics or they may be the result of hormonal changes and a hormonal imbalance.
Is unwanted facial hair taking away your confidence? It’s time to stop bothering and start focusing on a somewhat permanent solution.
But before we get into the facial hair removal methods that you can try at home, it’s essential to understand what type of hair you have.
According to the dermatologist, Dr. Nivedita Dadu, we have two types of hair - Terminal Hair and Vellus Hair.
While Terminal hairs are hard, black, and coarse, Vellus hairs are fine, soft hair that grows all over our body. They are also known as Peach fuzz as they resemble the fuzz found on peaches. When you hit puberty, some of your Vellus hairs start turning into terminal hairs.
As per Dr. Dadu, you should choose the hair removal method depending on your hair type. If you have terminal hairs on your face, you need to remove them from their roots as this type of hair grows very fast. But if you have Vellus hairs, they are soft and superficial and take a lot of time for regrowth, so in this case, you can choose any hair removal method where you just have to get rid of hairs at the surface.
Best ways to remove unwanted hair at home
Terminal Hair - To remove this type of hair from your face or body, the best hair removal method that you can go for at home is Epilation.
Unlike waxing and tweezing, epilation hair removal goes beyond the surface of the skin to remove the root of the hair follicle. It can be done at home using an electrical device - Epilator. Nowadays, there are also dry epilators in the market that can be used without water. Epilation is similar to waxing, but it doesn’t use wax and is more effective than the latter. It plucks away hair as you move it over different parts of the body. For best results, you can exfoliate your skin before using an epilator as exfoliation removes dead skin cells and prevents ingrown hairs.
Vellus Hair - The best way to remove these soft hairs at home is Trimming.
It can be done using a device called trimmer, which is easily available in cosmetic shops and at various e-commerce sites. It comes with several probes which you adjust according to your body parts from where you want to remove hairs. Trimming is the quickest way to get rid of unwanted hair and is much more painless as hairs are not removed from the root.
Above are the methods that you can use to remove your facial hair at home. But if you can visit a dermatologist, you can go through more superior treatments to get rid of unwanted hair.
Best Method for hair removal at dermatology clinic
Terminal Hair - If you want to get rid of Terminal Hair, Laser Hair Removal (LHR) is the best treatment for us as per Dr. Dadu.
LHR is an advanced aesthetic treatment that uses a high-energy beam of light in a focused manner to destroy stem cells found in hair follicles systematically. This treatment eradicates the possibility of new hair growth and delivers long-lasting results. The innovative use of this technology for hair removal offers a high degree of precision, causing no damage to the surrounding skin. The latest LHR technologies have proven very effective in removing terminal hairs from the face of women suffering from PCOD.
Vellus Hair - According to Dr. Dadu, Dermaplaning is the best way to get rid of Vellus hair.
In this cosmetic procedure, your facial hairs are removed with a scalpel superficially. It is much superior to trimming as in this treatment you don’t just get rid of your facial hairs but also of dead, dull, and pigmented cells due to which your face starts glowing. At a few clinics, dermatologists even infuse serums while conducting this procedure to make your face skin soft and smooth.
So ladies, if your facial hair makes you feel embarrassed, above are a few solutions for you. Try them out and shine with confidence.
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