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Help! I Have Unwanted Facial Hair, What Can I Do?

Unwanted facial hair can be embarrassing and stressful. Whether you are dark haired, suffer from PCOS or another condition, excess facial hair can prove a challenge to remove. So, what can you do to remove it? Read our guide below.

How to treat unwanted facial hair

Maybe you have a few extra hairs on your chin, fuzz above your top lip or patches of hair along your sideburns. Wherever you have unwanted facial hair, you might be struggling to conceal it. Facial hair can dent your confidence so finding ways to remove it is highly welcomed.


If you have fine, facial hair, bleaching may be an effective solution. Many supermarkets and drugstores stock facial bleach which is mild enough to be used on your skin. If your skin is very sensitive, you might want to avoid bleaching as it can be too harsh. Shaving is not recommended as the hair normally grows back thicker.


Waxing is also an option. However, this method can be painful so unless you have a high pain threshold, you may want to skip this idea. You can purchase wax strips in your local drugstore or you might want to go to a salon for a professional service that will give you the best result. The problem with waxing is this needs to be maintained regularly and if, like us, you prefer a painless approach then you might want to try IPL.

How to treat unwanted facial hair permanently!

IPL Hair Reduction

A professional treatment, Intense Pulsed Light, is highly effective in removing unwanted facial hair. It works to permanently disable the hair follicle preventing regrowth so you don’t need to spend money and time on bleaching or waxing. A course of treatments will be required. The treatment can only permanently get rid of hairs in the anagen phase of hair growth. Only about a third of hairs are in this stage at any one time so getting them all can take a few treatments. You can find out more about IPL treatments here.

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