Facial Hair – It’s More Common Than You Think


Unwanted facial hair can be an embarrassing beauty concern for many women. Registered Nurse Veronica Denwick of Laser Hair Removal at the Bay and on Unley takes us through the causes, treatments and preventative measures so you can eradicate unwanted hairs for good. It’s time to feel comfortable in your own skin!

Common causes of facial hair in women? There are many reasons why women can suffer from unwanted facial hair. The most common causes that we see include Polycystic ovary syndrome, menopause, genetics or those stemming from one’s nationality/background.

How often do you treat women with unwanted facial hair? About 40% of our clients are facial hair clients. The youngest client that we have is seven years old. She is a gorgeous little girl of Greek heritage, who has quite dark hair on her upper lip, and has been battling bullying at school. On the other end of the spectrum, we treat many women in their 50s, 60s and 70s, who are post-menopausal and with this suffer the hormonal changes causing excessive facial hair. Facial hair concerns are amongst the largest of all concerns of our clients. We appreciate that this is a very serious and sometimes distressing problem and have extremely empathetic nurses here to reassure our clients that we can help them and they’re not alone. Best way to treat unwanted facial hair? Laser hair removal is considered the best available long term solution to remove facial hair. However, lasers will only be effective on hair that has pigment in it. It will not be effective on blonde, red or grey hair. There will always be ongoing maintenance required with facial hair for as long as there is an underlying cause. Clients need to be aware of the fact we can treat the symptom (facial hair), yet we cannot remedy the underlying cause. We often encourage our clients to follow up with their GP if the cause of their hair is unknown.

Steps for treating facial hair? The first step is to seek a 30-minute consultation with one of our nurses. It is important that any nurse working with medical lasers are experienced and fully-qualified. At LHR, we look at your full medical history and discuss any factors that may affect your treatments or outcome. We also do a test patch and wait two to three weeks before commencing treatment to ensure there are no pigmentation problems.

Veronica Denwick of Laser Hair Removal at the Bay and on Unley is a registered nurse with over 30 years of nursing experience and 16 years working with Class 4 Medical Lasers. With a background in women’s health, you can be assured you’ll be in safe hands.

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