7 facial hair removal methods suggested by a Dermatologist
Hair growth can be seen in all parts of our body. Although hair removal seems to be an easy and simple task, when it comes to facial hair removal, people usually worry about which method to use. The major reason is that facial hair, unlike body hair, is more difficult to remove. Moreover, we are also concerned about avoiding any problems like cuts, burns, bruises, etc., as we all can relate that as it’s about the face, we can’t take any risks to put it at stake. So, if you are someone looking for different ways of facial hair removal from the upper lip, chin area, or sprouts between your brows, this article is a must read for you.
Following facial hair removal methods are recommended by Dr. Nivedita Dadu, a leading dermatologist in Delhi at Dadu Medical Centre.
Tweezing is considered the most precise method for facial hair removal. It works on any facial hair. However, it’s particularly used to shape eyebrows and remove stray, scraggly hair. Tweezing is an inexpensive method that works slightly differently than shaving. Unlike shaving, in this method, hair is removed from the roots. As it does not cut the hair mid-shaft, the hair growth will be at a more natural tapered edge. There is minimal risk of irritation, and it even lasts longer than many other hair removal methods. The results are expected to last upto three to eight weeks, depending on hair growth.
Tweezing can sometimes lead to slight discomfort, but it’s not usually painful. If you feel pain, an expert skin specialist, Dr. Nivedita Dadu suggests rubbing an ice cube over the pain area to reduce redness and inflammation. Moreover, she also advises that it’s important to disinfect your tweezers with alcohol before and after plucking to avoid any infections.
This is a very popular technique for getting rid of facial hair. If you are busy and don’t have much time for regular shaving or tweezing, then electrolysis would be a good option. Electrolysis is a process that uses an epilator device to send electric currents through the follicles to remove hair and stop the growth of new hair. As effective as this treatment can sound, Dr. Nivedita Dadu adds that it’s not just a one-sitting procedure. You would be needing multiple follow-ups with your doctor for getting rid of facial hair permanently.
It is one of the most commonly used ways of eliminating facial hair. It involves a string for exact eyebrow shaping and hair removal. It is an extremely quick strategy for hair expulsion, utilizes no type of chemicals, and is very economical.
Threading is one of the most common and the oldest ways used to remove facial hair. This method shapes eyebrows and removes unwanted facial hair from the upper lip, side of the face, forehead, and chin. A thread is used to pull and twist unwanted hair to detach it from the hair follicle. This is a pocket-friendly way that doesn't involve chemicals. Thus, there is no risk for skin reactions.
Minor pain or discomfort can be there, which can be resolved by applying a numbing cream before the procedure or a warm compress afterward. The results are expected to last longer than shaving or tweezing. However, Dr. Nivedita Dadu says that threading might not be an alternative for those with acne as it can cause bumps to rupture.
4. Laser hair removal
The common problem one faces with hair removal methods is that the results don’t last for a long time. If you are looking for long-term hair removal, then the best method would be laser hair removal. This method uses pulsating beams of a laser to damage hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. This is a semi-permanent method in which hair grows after about six months. Moreover, the newly grown hair is finer and unnoticeable.
This is an economical method in the long run. Only 4-6 sessions would be needed for long-lasting results. So, to get this treatment from a specialist, please feel free to visit Dadu Medical Center at Rajouri Garden or Vasant Vihar, Delhi.
Dermaplaning is a form of facial shaving that uses an exfoliation process to remove the top layer of dead skin. This process results in having a flawless and bright face. In this method, a professional dermatologist uses a surgical scalpel that resembles a small razor to remove the facial hair. Dr. Nivedita Dadu suggests that a licensed aesthetician or dermatologist should do this facial treatment as it requires a steady and precise hand. However, this can also be done at home, taking less than 10 minutes, but it might lead to unwanted cuts or related issues.
Epilation is a facial hair removal technique that can eliminate hair for upto four weeks. This can be useful if you don’t wish to tweeze or shave regularly. Epilator is an electrical device that works similarly to shaving and tweezing. The only difference is that epilators grab multiple hair at the same time and remove them from the root. This might sound a bit painful, but it is a pretty painless and mess-free way of removing facial hair compared to waxing. In some cases, epilation results in hairs growing back, but the grown hairs are softer and finer. Strands may become less noticeable.
7. Sugar waxing
Sugar Waxing or sugaring is a facial hair removal method similar to waxing. The paste of water, lemon, and sugar is prepared by heating it to a taffy-like consistency. This technique removes hair from the root instead of the skin surface. In waxing, the wax is applied in the direction of hair growth and then removed in the opposite direction, whereas in sugar waxing, the paste used is applied opposite to the hair growth direction and is removed in the direction in which the hair grows. Wax is a bit sticky in waxing, whereas the sugar substance used in sugar waxing is non-sticky and won’t cause skin irritation or hair follicle breakage.
Sugaring is safe for almost all skin types. It is known to be a gentler substitute for waxing. However, those with sensitive skin might experience irritation, redness, or itching, which can lead to rashes or bumps. Dr. Nivedita Dadu recommends exfoliating the skin a few days before the sugaring appointment so that the hair can be properly removed from the roots.
For more information related to methods of facial hair removal in Delhi, please feel free to visit Dadu Medical Centre.