One of our most sought after areas for hair removal
Facial hair removal is our specialty
The most common area of hair removal and one that is a big concern for many women is unwanted facial hair. And it’s a treatment that we at Epilase are known for and are experts at.
Possible causes of facial hair
Genetically we are born with a predisposed number of hair follicles, and the genes play an important role in determining hair density, texture and thickness.
The most common cause of unwanted excess hair is hormonal imbalance, whether it’s due to pregnancy, menopause, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), or a number of other changes that wreak havoc on the body.
This imbalance is caused by an increase in androgens or male hormones like testosterone, which all women naturally produce. The problem begins when the balance between the female and male hormones is tipped towards the latter, causing the body to produce excess hair on the face and body.
In addition, some medications and factors such as stress, diet and age can also cause unwanted hair growth, as well as some temporary hair removal methods that can stimulate or accelerate hair growth.
Our treatment methods for facial hair removal
Whether the cause of unwanted facial hair is genetic or hormone related, we understand the emotional toll it may have on one’s self confidence.
The two treatment modalities that we work with to treat and manage excess hair growth are Lasers and Electrolysis.
After a thorough assessment and consultation, based on your history and hair type, we will tailor a treatment plan that best suits your individual concern/s.
As experienced clinicians with decades of clinical experience, we can confidently recommend the most effective treatment modality (Laser or Electrolysis) best suited for your individual concern.
We base our recommendation on your hair and skin type, hair colour, area of treatment and your medical history.
The best of both worlds
At Epilase we have the advantage of working with both Laser and/ or Electrolysis to target most hair types and hair colours. This sets us apart from many hair removal clinics that offer just one or the other.
Areas of concern may be treated using just Laser or working with Electrolysis alone. However, when required, a combination of both Laser and electrolysis are used together that offers some amazing results.”
Treating facial hair with Lasers
Most people that have concerns with facial hair only want treatment with Electrolysis as it is known for its permanency.
Whilst electrolysis is a popular treatment method for facial hair removal, it can be a slower process in comparison to Lasers. With the right hair type and colour, Lasers can be an excellent modality in reducing the bulk of the hair and even clearing the majority over a period of time.
Treatment area, colour and the type of hair are what determines whether treatments are more suitable with Laser or electrolysis. This will be discussed in greater detail during your consultation.