Have you got some peach fuzz on your cheeks?
You’re not alone. This is common among women, but luckily, it’s easier to get rid of than you think!
Whether you’re dealing with dark, coarse hair or light peach fuzz on your cheeks, there are several ways to remove bothersome cheek hair. We’re here to give you the scoop on the latest hair removal methods that’ll give you silky soft skin in no time!
Why Do I Have Hair on My Cheeks in the First Place?
Having hair on your cheeks, or anywhere else on your face, is super common, and is mainly due to familial hirsutism. If you’re unfamiliar with this term, it basically just means that you’ve got a genetic tendency toward excess hair growth. That being said, other causes of facial hair include polycystic ovary syndrome, pituitary tumors, certain medications, and hormonal imbalances, so make sure you speak with your doctor first to rule out these medical conditions and/or medication side effects.
Which Hair Removal Method Is Right for Me?
That’s a great question. If you have cheek hair, there are lots of different hair removal options to choose from, but not all of them are great. You can temporarily remove cheek hair with waxing, tweezing, and threading. These three methods remove hair from the root, but they can definitely be very painful, and facial hair grows back in a matter of weeks. Waxing and plucking also carry the risk of skin irritation. No thanks!
If you’re serious about permanently reducing the amount of cheek hair you have, then laser hair removal is probably your best option. Laser hair removal is typically less painful than waxing, doesn’t require you to grow out hair between treatments, and can result in permanent hair reduction after just a few sessions. We’ll explain the ins and outs of laser hair removal.
The Magic Behind Laser Hair Removal
It uses laser light pulses that selectively destroy hair follicles by targeting the melanin in them. The follicle’s pigment absorbs the laser’s light pulse, damaging the follicle enough to significantly slow down hair regrowth. Since the lasers target melanin, coarse, dark hair and light skin combinations tend to respond best to treatment.
For women with darker skin and hair, lasers such as the Nd:YAG laser can eliminate unwanted hair. The Nd:YAG laser has a longer wavelength, and is highly sensitive to all color and melanin. This means it can more precisely penetrate hair follicles without damaging surrounding tissue.
Your First Laser Hair Removal Session
The length of a laser hair removal procedure depends on the size of the treatment area, meaning a session can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. But if you’re just getting the hair on your cheeks treated, it won’t take very long at all! Before the actual laser hair removal session, you’ll be given protective eye gear and an elective topical anesthetic. Once the session begins, you’ll feel a stinging sensation, indicating that the laser has been activated. The actual session involves a series of laser pulses that results in a prickling and burning sensation. But don’t worry; the pain isn’t too bad. Like we’ve mentioned before, it’s similar to that of a rubber band snapping against your skin.
After the laser hair removal session is over, you may experience temporary swelling and redness. Most clients can resume their normal activities. It’s important, however, that you avoid direct sun exposure. You should also wear sunblock with a high SPF for several weeks afterward.
Say Hello to Silky Smooth Skin!
Laser hair removal is the preferred way to remove cheek hair because it’s safer and more permanent than other methods such as waxing, plucking, and threading. Laser hair removal is so effective that most women experience permanent hair loss after an average of three to five sessions. But you’ll have to undergo multiple laser hair removal sessions to obtain maximum results because only hair in the anagen—or active—stage of hair growth can be successfully treated.
LaserAway Leaves You Looking Beyond Sexy
LaserAway is proud to offer the most medspa service options of any national skincare provider. We hire only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, we use only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. We aim to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Want to learn more about laser hair removal? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.com or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to making sure you never have to shave or wax again.