Excessively growing hairs can often be embarrassing. This is especially true for hairs on the face, such as the upper lip, which are impossible to conceal. This can be a significant problem for women, but the same can also be said about men.
Upper lip hair can really be unattractive
Removal of upper lip hair is most imperative for women, simply because it is not normal for women to sport mustaches or to have hair growing on that area of the face. This usually occurs when a woman suffers from hirsutism, hormonal imbalances or hereditary conditions that cause excessive hair growth.
Men probably have lesser problems with upper lip hair, except for those who prefer to have hairless faces, or whose work or interests disallow facial hairs.
Different ways of removing these annoying hairs
Most people who need to remove upper lip hair keep on using the conventional ways, not because these methods are necessarily good, but because these are the only methods they have easy access to. Some have also gotten so used to these methods that they believe there are no better ways to remove recurring hair.
Shaving, waxing and plucking are some of the most common methods used. The results are instant but temporary. They need to be performed on a regular basis and are even associated to secondary skin problems, such as razor bumps, ingrown follicles and folliculitis. These are unsightly and painful. Waxing and plucking are painful, too.
Others use depilatory creams on their upper lip. The cream reduces hair by dissolving the proteins, which are the hair’s building blocks. The product can be harsh and may cause damage on the skin. When applied right under the nose, inhaling the product is quite unavoidable and that’s not very healthy. The procedure can be effective for a few weeks only and will have to be performed again to maintain the effect.
A very effective method, especially for small areas like the upper lip, is electrolysis. The results are permanent unlike those previously mentioned. The procedure, however, is invasive and uses needle-like probes inserted into individual hair follicles. Electricity is then allowed to pass through this system and onto the hair’s roots, to cause permanent damage to the hair follicles. Needless to say, this is a painful process and requires a long treatment period before optimal results become visible. Numerous sessions are required and this actually makes the procedure costly.
Solutions which are not only effective and permanent, but also painless
Fortunately, you don’t need to choose between an effective solution and a painless procedure because you can have both in one treatment.
Upper lip IPL and laser hair removal treatments are the latest breakthroughs in aesthetics industry. They have been in use for successfully treating upper lip hairs both in men and women alike. These methods are beneficial especially for those suffering from hirsutism and similar problems. IPL is best for light-skinned clients with dark hair. For people with other hair-and-skin combinations, laser has different types to suit almost all combination types.
These technologies apply beams of light onto the skin to destroy the root of hairs in a procedure that’s non-invasive and non-abrasive. As a result, they’re virtually painless, safe, and are completed quickly.
Invest a few minutes of your time and enjoy long-term benefits
Don’t waste any more time in the bathroom every single day to have your upper lip hair shaven, or suffer endless pain tweezing or waxing. Instead take a few minutes of your time, probably during lunch break, to have an IPL or laser hair removal treatment. An upper lip laser hair removal treatment will not take more than 10 minutes per session. There will be 6-8 sessions scheduled at 4-6 weeks apart. After undergoing the required number of sessions, you can enjoy permanent hair reduction.
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