How do I remove coarse facial hair? I have tried an epilator, shaving, various creams, Nads, and wax. What works the best? I can't afford to go to a salon for treatment. Any feedback much appreciated.
By Tizzyfluff from Fife, Scotland
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By Dorothy 03/28/2011
After years of being embarrassed by facial hair, I finally got laser treatments and my only regret is that I waited so long. I was plucking hairs every day some being very thick and it was becoming a part time job!
The first 3 treatments were a bit pricy but the followup ones are cheaper. Hair growth is hormonal so everyone is different. I haven't had a treatment for at least a year and a half. I get stray hairs but pluck them out with a tweezer and they are gone for at least a few months. I can let them grow, shaving them with my electric shaver for a while and go back for another treatment if I like.
The only area that gets a little fuzzy still is above my lip. I use my electric shaver once in a while and it's gone. Considering I had a serious mustache before, that's not so bad!
Your skin will look a little nicer too because the pores where the hair used to grow out of, close up.
Laser only works with dark hair as previously stated. Many places are having recession specials now so shop around for a good deal! I would highly recommend laser.
By leanne chaisson 03/26/2011
There is a cream available from the doctor, I do not know what it costs but apparently it does work. Also, go and see your doctor and be tested for problems to do with your ovaries and your testosterone levels. I shave every morning and have had this problem since birth, so I do understand.
By Fran 03/26/2011
Lots of us in the same boat! Have tried facial epilator a bit painful to start with but it works, but still have to tweeze the occasional hair though. Its just a never ending battle!
Dont know if we will ever win the war but onwards and upwards. Hope there is an answer out there if I hear it I will share.
By Donita 03/25/2011
Hello, I had to write about facial hair. I am a retired cosmetologist of 17 years. I waxed my eyebrows and lip all the time with wax like every other week. After doing this for a while, all the hair is gone. I don't know if it pulled the root out but now I don't have any hair under my eye brows or lip to worry about. I really think it was because I did it all the time. Good luck.
By Dorina 03/25/2011
I have sensitive skin and have tried surgicream, nair, tweezing, waxing and honey mixture wax too. Everything causes irritation on my skin. I get bumps, redness and peeling. By the time my skin heals its time to do it again.
I would love to try electrolysis but cannot afford it at the moment. (A friend had excellent results.) I would suggest that if you can find an affordable place.
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I have a problem. I'm 18yrs old. When I was small about 2yrs, I developed asthma, so I have to drink lots of medicine. Now when I am 18yrs it starts having an effect on my face. The hair grows longer on my face like men.
I have done many things to get rid of this but already no effect. I don't know what to do now. I am getting married soon. I have done waxing, etc., but it continues to grow longer. So I need your help now. What would I do?
By Grandma J 06/01/2011
My kids had used asthma meds for years, never saw this at all. Could be a hormone imbalance, too much testosterone in your system. Can be checked out by a doctor, if a medical issue, insurance would be able to cover for hair removal.
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I am looking for suggestions, at home or salon, for the best way to remove facial hair on lip and chin (some is coarse and white) and on your back and arms (not coarse and white)? I have been told that laser hair removal will not work for coarse white hair. I am looking for the best way to keep it off for the longest time.
Sybil from Rchmond, VA
I have also had my face waxed, and I really think this is preferable. But you need to make sure that you are not tweezing and waxing, or you will have them coming in at different times and never having the growth under control.
I understand some people do not feel like they have a choice, but, if at all possible, do not shave. It will come back in coarser each time, and after a while it will be stubbly, like a man's. My sweet little aunt did this, and always told me never to follow in her footsteps with that.
When my sister began to have this problem she asked some lady friends of hers and they told her that there was a gadget or device or something that basically was like gliding a razor blade over the surface of the face in order to just get the thin hairs "trimmed", and the theory behind this was to not fool with the root of the hair at all. Don't know how much truth there is to that. I never tried it, had already been tweezing and waxing long enough that that would not work for me.
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