Do You Recommend Laser Hair Removal for Chin Hair on Women?

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Question: Do You Recommend Laser Hair Removal for Chin Hair on Women?

Answer: To give you a basic overview, laser is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction and uses pulsed light to disable the hair follicle. The best candidates are those with skin tones on the lighter side and dark hair, because the light targets the pigment (color in the hair). That is why it's not safe for people that have dark complexions because it will attack the melanin in the skin and can cause scarring and blistering with the majority of the lasers on the market.

As you can see for safety reasons, it's not for everyone. Beyond that, here are some other things to consider.

What You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal on Chin Hair

  • Facial hair color. Even though the hair on your head might be naturally dark, your facial hair always isn't. With the most commonly used lasers, it won't work well in reducing light chin hair. It's a better option for women who have dark hair on their chin.
  • Risk of more hair. Laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) may stimulate hidden facial hair to grow in women. This doesn't mean that it will, just that it has and it can.
  • It can be pricey. Multiple treatments are needed. If you opt going for professional treatments, it may not be a inexpensive venture once it's said and done.

 

What About at Home?

Both Tria Laser 4X, and Silk'n Flash & Go (uses IPL) can be used on a woman's face from the cheekline down as well as the majority of the body.

See other devices: Home Laser and IPL Systems.

Learn about other options: How to Remove Female Chin Hair.