All women and men have some degree of facial hair. Unwanted or excessive growth of facial hair can affect a woman’s self-confidence and appearance, while a man may grow tired of shaving in order to keep a clean, neat appearance. Medical Aesthetics of North Dallas offers laser hair treatments for permanent facial hair removal for patients in the greater Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas communities.

Unwanted or Excessive Facial Hair

Unwanted or excessive facial hair can be troublesome for both men and women. Men who like to keep a clean-cut appearance may get tired of shaving every day. In women, facial hair can be extremely troubling and cause lower self-confidence.

There are two types of facial hair present in women, normal “peach fuzz” and hirsutism. Hirsutism is considered excessive or unwanted facial hair that grows on a woman’s face that is typically coarse and dark. Hirsutism is caused by higher than normal hormone levels in most cases.

Women and men looking to eliminate facial hair have a more permanent facial hair removal treatment than shaving, plucking or waxing. Laser hair treatments are designed to quickly, effectively and comfortably eliminate facial hair forever.

How do Laser Hair Treatments Work?

Medical Aesthetics of North Dallas offers Candela Gentle Max Pro laser hair treatments. This cutting-edge system creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat. The heat is then absorbed by the targeted cells, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. The heat generated by the Candela Gentle Max Pro damages, and in many cases, destroys the follicle, eliminating hair growth.

Certain procedures are followed during each treatment, including:

  • Hair may be trimmed before the treatment begins
  • Eye protection will be worn to protect the patient’s delicate eyes
  • Numbing cream may be used to make the treatment more comfortable

What to Expect from Permanent Facial Hair Removal

There is a minimal amount of pain associated with permanent facial hair removal. Many of our patients compare it to a mild sunburn. A certain degree of redness and irritation is to be expected and will subside in time following laser hair treatments. We recommend all patients wear sunscreen to protect the skin and take mild anti-inflammatory medications to bring down redness.

Permanent facial hair removal typically requires at least 6-8 treatments when the hair follicle is in active growth to eliminate unwanted or excessive facial hair. Hair growth is reduced after each treatment. The exact number of sessions varies depending on hair color and type, as well as skin tone.

Are you suffering from excessive or unwanted facial hair? Contact the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas office of Medical Aesthetics of North Dallas to learn more about laser hair treatments for permanent facial hair removal.