Can Laser Hair Removal Get Rid of Facial Hair?

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Almost everyone practices some form of regular hair removal, with the maintenance of facial hair being a daily chore for men and women alike. In addition to the inconvenience of shaving, plucking, and waxing, these DIY hair removal methods often leave people with stubble and ingrown hairs that can be unsightly and even uncomfortable. For those who are ready to ditch the razor and achieve a reliable and long-lasting reduction in hair growth – as well as smoother, clearer skin overall – laser hair removal at Clovis Laser Center in Clovis, CA can be a fantastic solution. Below, board-certified physician and aesthetic specialist Dr. Timothy Roth explains how laser hair removal works to reduce facial hair growth, what patients can expect during treatment, and how long their results may last.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in hair follicles, destroying the follicle and inhibiting future growth. To be effective, laser hair removal must be used during the active phase of hair growth – versus the dormant phase – meaning multiple sessions are required at intervals of about 4 – 6 weeks for a complete treatment. The majority of patients need about 3 – 6 laser hair removal sessions to achieve their desired outcome.

Can laser hair removal be used on the beard?

Absolutely, laser beard removal is a popular treatment option, helping cut down on the time it takes to shave each day and reduce skin irritation and stubble associated with at-home hair removal options. Some patients also choose laser hair removal for the beard to address stragglers and achieve a more appealing and clean beard shape. Women also routinely turn to laser hair removal to combat unwanted facial hair growth, particularly on the upper lip, sideburns, and chin.

Where else can laser hair removal be used?

Some of the most common treatment areas for laser hair removal include:

  • Face
  • Cheeks
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Beard
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Male chest
  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Bikini line/pubic area
  • Buttocks
  • Fingers and toes

Does laser hair removal get rid of hair completely?

Laser hair removal is meant for the long-term reduction of unwanted hair growth. In some cases, patients may achieve a long-term cessation of hair growth in some areas, while other patients may experience new growth or regrowth. When this occurs, a repeat round of laser hair removal can help to restore silky smooth skin. Even when hair growth reappears after laser hair removal, it is nearly always more sparse, finer, and less noticeable than the patient’s original growth.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Ideal candidates for laser hair removal – performed at Clovis Laser Center with the cutting-edge Soprano® ICE laser for maximum efficacy and comfort – have relatively dark hair and relatively light skin, though treatment may be appropriate for other patients as well. During your initial consultation for laser hair removal in Clovis, CA, Dr. Roth or one of our qualified laser providers will assess your skin and hair type and determine whether laser hair removal may be a safe and effective option for reducing your unwanted hair growth and giving you the smooth skin and boosted self-confidence you deserve.

Enjoy getting closer with long-lasting laser hair removal in Clovis, CA

If you are self-conscious about the appearance or texture of your skin due to unwanted hair growth – or if you are simply tired of the constant and expensive chore of hair removal – laser hair reduction may be the answer you’ve been searching for. Take the first step toward smoother, sexier, virtually hair-free skin today by calling Clovis Laser Center to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified physician and aesthetic specialist Dr. Timothy Roth in Clovis, CA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.