Managing unwanted hair growth on your upper lip and chin is a constant struggle. Especially if you are suffering from hormonal disturbances. Read on to know more about the best method of removing it safely and effectively.
Unwanted upper lip and chin hair can be particularly noticeable and many women desire to get rid of them permanently. Traditional methods such as threading or waxing can provide temporary relief but it may only last a few weeks depending on the individual. With the advancement of laser technology, it is now possible to permanently remove upper lip and chin hair.
How Are Lasers Used For Upper Lip and Chin Hair Removal?
Lasers are used for hair removal by targeting the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicle. The laser emits a concentrated light energy which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. The energy from the laser damages the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth. The most common type of laser used for hair removal is the diode laser, which can effectively target the pigment in the hair follicle of the upper lip and chin area.
The treatment usually requires multiple sessions, spaced several weeks apart, as the laser can only affect the hair in the active growth phase. It is important to note that laser hair removal is not permanent and may require touch-up treatments over time to maintain results.
Before the procedure, the practitioner will usually assess the skin type, hair color, and location to determine the appropriate laser settings. A cooling gel or cream is applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort during the procedure. It is also important to avoid sun exposure and hair removal methods such as waxing or plucking for several weeks before and after the treatment to ensure optimal results.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal For The Upper Lip & Chin
Laser hair removal for the upper lip and chin area offers several benefits:
Precision: Lasers can target specific areas of the face, making it possible to remove hair from the upper lip and chin without affecting surrounding skin.
Permanence: The laser treatment can damage the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth. Although it’s not a permanent solution, it can significantly reduce hair growth over time.
Speed: The laser can treat a large area of skin quickly, making it a more efficient option than traditional hair removal methods such as tweezing or waxing.
Convenience: Laser hair removal eliminates the need for regular hair removal maintenance, saving time and effort.
Reduced Irritation: Unlike traditional hair removal methods, laser hair removal does not involve direct contact with the skin, reducing the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs.
Minimal Discomfort: A cooling gel or cream is applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort during the procedure, making it a relatively painless experience.
Cost-effective: Although the initial cost of laser hair removal may be higher than traditional hair removal methods, it can be a cost-effective option in the long run as it can reduce or eliminate the need for regular hair removal maintenance.
You can choose from any of the three popular packages for laser upper lip and chin hair removal. These packages can also be customized for individual preferences. These are –
- Both upper lip and chin
- Upper lip only
- Chin and jawline
What To Expect After Laser Upper Lip & Chin Hair Removal
- You can see results in the form of reduced hair growth after the first treatment session. The hair that grows post a session is thinner and it gradually reduces as more sessions are performed. It is imperative to follow the post-care instructions given by the dermatologists for the best results.
- Who performs the procedure?
The procedure is performed by a trained technician under the supervision of an experienced dermatologist. Both the patient and the technician are advised to wear specialized glasses to protect the eyes from laser light.
- Who is an ideal candidate?
Anyone above 18 who wants to get rid of unwanted hair on the upper lip, chin or jawline area is the ideal candidate for laser treatment. However, pregnant women are advised not to go for the laser treatment.
- What is the duration of an average session?
For the chin area, the duration of an average laser session is about 20- 30 minutes. It takes relatively lesser time for the upper lip area, around 10-15 minutes per session.
- Is the treatment safe and effective?
The laser upper lip and chin hair removal treatment is 100% safe and effective with long-standing results. All the equipment used during the treatment session is US FDA approved and adhere to the highest safety standards.
- What to expect after laser upper lip and chin hair removal?
You can see results in the form of reduced hair growth after the first treatment session. The hair that grows post a session is thinner and it gradually reduces as more sessions are performed. It is imperative to follow the post-care instructions given by the dermatologists for the best results.
- What type of lasers are used for the procedure?
Three types of lasers can be used for laser upper lip and chin hair removal– NdYAG, Diode laser and Alexandrite. After performing a careful analysis of the skin and hair, the dermatologist decides which laser technology is the most suitable for the individual.
- Who performs the procedure?
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