When it comes to face hair removal, other popular options include waxing, depilatory creams, and electrolysis. The problem with waxing facial hair and using depilatories is that they can irritate hair follicles. Laser facial hair removal, on the other hand, causes minimal irritation to the face in comparison to waxing or electrolysis. Waxing can also cause painful ingrown facial hairs, which laser treatments are actually used to treat and eliminate. The National Center for Biotechnology Information finds facial lasers to effective for removing ingrown hairs from bearded areas. Shaving can cause a 5 o’ clock shadow, tweezing can irritate hair follicles and cause scarring, depilatory creams that dissolve hair at the root can be problematic when used on the face, irritating sensitive skin and not fully removing all the unwanted hairs. Electrolysis for face hair can potentially cause bumps, hyper-pigmentation/skin discoloration, and sometimes scarring, especially with darker skin tones.
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