Unwanted facial hair is a huge beauty bummer; it makes you feel embarrassed and therefore women always seek different ways to get rid of these unsightly strays.

There are several solutions to prevent facial hair growth available today, some of which are temporary and others permanent. You can resort to any of these methods to remove ugly looking facial hair but make sure to figure out the underlying cause of the growth of facial hair before settling on any treatment option.

Some popular ways to ward off the re-growth of those pesky facial hairs include shaving, tweezing, electrolysis and laser. However, except electrolysis, all others solutions are temporary.

How to reduce facial hair growth in women? The Solutions!

1. Tweezing:

Tweezing is one of the most commonly used methods of getting rid of those pesky strands on your face and other body parts. In this method, the hair is plucked from the root. This is an ideal solution for removing hair from small areas like chin, eyebrows and upper-lip area.

facial hair tweezing for women

Like everything, tweezing treatment has some cons as well. First of all, it is a time taking process and can’t be turned to for removing unwanted hair on larger body parts like legs, arms etc. Moreover, pulling out the hair can cause irritation of the hair follicles which may lead to scarring.

So as a beauty enthusiast, I recommend to avoid tweezing unwanted hair unless you’ve just a few strays that occasionally pop-up.

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2. Waxing

This is another popular method of hair removal and uses the same technique as tweezing wherein the strays are plucked literally from their roots. The only difference is that this technique enables you to remove hair from a larger skin area in one swoop.

how to prevent facial hair growth in women

When it comes to face, waxing is an efficient hair removal technique to wipe away the unwanted hair on the sides of the face as well as the upper lip area. However, it is highly recommended to avoid waxing the chin-area as it tends to be coarser and you can end up with skin irritation.

The waxing procedure happens to be quite painful and may prove problematical for darker complexioned beauties, whose skin at times gets irritated and inflamed while waxing.

3. Laser:

This newest weapon for hair removal is an ideal solution for fair skinned and dark haired people; However, people with dark skin can make the most of this option provided that they get the treatment done from an experienced laser practitioner. But, people with light blonde or white hair are recommended to turn to any other alternative as laser treatment is not very effective for them.

laser treatment for facial hair

Contrary to popular belief, laser hair removal isn’t a lasting solution to unwanted hair. It halts the hair growth for a while, but eventually it begins to regrow.

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This method is proportionally less expensive and time consuming than electrolysis. You must not forget seeking advice from a dermatologist or any medical professional before getting laser treatment.

4. Electrolysis:

Electrolysis is often regarded as the one-off way to destroy the cells that are responsible for facial hair growth completely. In this procedure, with the help of a metal probe, an electric shock is given to destroy hair follicles resulting in permanent removal of facial hair.

electrolysis for facial hair

The potential drawbacks of electrolysis is that it is too expensive and it takes four years to stop the hair growth totally.

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If you opt for electrolysis treatment, make sure to get it done from a professional. These are various ways on how to prevent facial hair growth in women.

These are all perfect ways to remove facial hair in women. Have you tried any of these earlier? Or will you get to try any of them now? Do share your feedback with us.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/nimratachowan/ Nimrata

    Nicely written article.

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/shaista-zafar/ Shaista

      Thanks Nimrata :)

  • http://laserclinicsydney.tumblr.com/pros-and-cons-of-laser-hair-removal Phoebe

    Hi shaista,
    these informations I just want to search, very informative, electrolysis might be great, but maybe I cant afford it, I’ll just try laser instead, I’ll find laser clinic adelaide here in our place.

    • Anonymous

      No doubt, Phoebe, electrolysis treatment is too expensive. Laser, however, is comparatively less expensive and less time-consuming too. Do get it, but don’t forget seeking advice from your physician beforehand :) Thanks for response :)

    • Shaista

      No doubt, Phoebe, electrolysis treatment is too expensive. Laser, however, is comparatively less expensive and less time-consuming too. Do get it, but don’t forget seeking advice from your physician beforehand :) Thanks for response :)

  • prabh gill

    hi shista,
    this is very nice article but i think plucking hair from root and waxing is best one . but these are painable technique i just want that u share some natural methods for removing hair from face if u know some methods of natural plz , thanx.

  • Stephanie

    The best natural remedy for reducing unwanted facial hair is Haldi (Turmeric) it can be applied mixed with water or a tablespoon of curd or milk its your choice. Another natural remedy is Kust-e-shireen available at all pansari (herbal) shops. It should be very finely powdered. Take a half teaspoon of the powder and mix it with a spoon of water and a drop or two of honey so that it sticks to the applied area. Leave it overnight or for at least 2 hours. This process works wonders if it is done soon after threading or waxing. Pls do this process for several weeks to get good results.