Facial Hair Treatment


Hirsutism is a problem caused by elevated levels of male hormones and excess facial hair on the face can prove to be a source of great embarrassment for women. However, there are a number of treatment options for getting rid of unwanted hair. There is no single hair removal treatment that works well for all women. Your treatment option depends on where the hair is, whether the hair is light or dark in colour, thick or scanty in growth, age and treatment procedure one is comfortable with. Treatments available are as under:

1. Plucking, Waxing, Threading, Shaving or Depilatory Creams
Plucking, tweezing, threading or waxing are some of the temporary options whereby unwanted hair is pulled out by the roots. However, some finding them time-consuming and painful rather opt for a depilatory cream treatment. Shaving another possibility, leaves a lot to be desired as the rough stubble that comes after proves to be as great a deterrent as excess facial hair. All temporary treatments, it is necessary to pluck, wax, thread, shave or cream away facial hair, whenever it grows back.

2. Bleaching
One can hide unwanted facial hair by bleaching it, though the golden fuzz on your upper lip gives you away.

3. Electrolysis, Lasers or IPL (Intense Pulse Light)
All of the above treatments are not only expensive; they are also time-consuming, even while proving to be quite painful. However, the good news is that you can get rid of unwanted facial hair on a permanently.

4. Vaniqa® (Eflornithine 13.9% Cream)
This treatment is about using a prescription cream to block the enzyme that makes hair grow. Used in conjunction with other treatments i.e. lasers, it enhances the effectiveness of both treatments, with a minimal of adverse effects.

5. Anti-androgens and Oral Contraceptives
The above prescription medications inhibit androgen (male hormone) production, however, it is months before one can see the benefit of taking them. As well, there are a number of risks involved when one takes these medications.

Therefore, looking for the best solution for getting rid of unwanted facial hair, it is best to discuss all options with a doctor.http://www.ayushveda.com/magazine/wp-admin/post-new.php?posted=758
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