Facial hair on the upper lip area is totally natural, but if it makes you feel uncomfortable and you find it anesthetic, you can get rid of them in different ways. Some of these solutions remove the hair immediately while others work over a more extended period for a more permanent result, such as upper lip laser hair removal.
Why do I have upper lip hair?
The excess production of androgens (male hormones) is often responsible for upper lip hair growth. In fact, there can be a number of medical conditions why women are experiencing an increase in hair growth, but these conditions are usually related to hormonal imbalances.
How to get rid of upper lip hair?
There are different ways to get rid of unwanted lip hair from temporary like shaving, to permanent, like upper lip hair laser treatment.
Despite urban myth, the hair will not grow thicker or darker. Although it is a quick and inexpensive solution, shaving won’t remove hair from the root and it will grow back quickly.
Depilatory creams use chemicals to dissolve hair from the surface of the skin. It’s easy and more long-lasting than razor as these creams sink deep down to dissolve beyond the surface of the skin. Despite their strong odors, depilatory cream can also be irritating and cause in some cases allergic reactions.
Threading for deep removal
With the same benefits as for your brows, threading removes lip hair from the root without damaging the skin. But as for eyebrows, you might book frequent appointments to keep up with the regrowth.
Upper lip laser hair removal
Laser hair removal offers long-standing results with a permanent reduction of unwanted hair growth. This cosmetic treatment is used to get rid of unwanted hair on the body but also on the face like the upper lip area. Pain-free and safe, laser hair removal works by using light beams to target and heat the hair follicles to restrict the blood supply at the root of the hair, reducing further growth.
This cosmetic procedure is safe, gentle, effective, and leaves the skin feeling smooth and hair-free. has Suitable for all skin types, an average of six to 10 sessions are needed, one every four to six weeks, to destroy the hair follicles beneath the skin and prevent hair growth. A pre-consultation with our skin specialist at Clinique des Champs Elysées New York will help you define the right protocol for your hair type and needs. Maintenance laser treatments every 16 weeks are recommended in order to maintain achieved results.