Many things, such as dead skin cells, black spots, and facial hair, can cause a lack of radiance. Every woman has hair on her face, but some grows faster and thicker.

What Cause Unwanted Facial Hair?

Some of the things that can cause unsightly facial hair are medicines, hormones, and even genes. A person’s genes affect how much hair they have on their body and face. Changes in hormones, like those during pregnancy and menopause, often cause more facial hair to grow. Some medicines, such as steroids, can lead to unwanted facial hair growth. 

Hirsutism is a medical disorder characterized by excessive hair growth. This can happen anywhere on the body. It is more common in women than in men. It is caused by an imbalance of androgens, a male hormone. 

Sometimes, how someone lives can cause them to grow facial hair they don’t want. Drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and eating badly affect hormone levels, which can lead to more facial hair growth. 

Laser hair removal

How to Remove Facial Hair?

Since shaving only takes off the top layer of hair, it quickly grows. When you tweeze, you get rid of the hair and its root. This makes the hair grow back slower. Even if you pluck the hairs out, they will grow back in a few weeks.

If you don’t want to shave for a while but still want smooth skin, consider looking into other ways to get rid of hair. The following treatments have been ranked by how long they work to keep hair from growing back.

Laser Hair Removal For Facial Hair

Laser hair removal is a common and effective choice for people who want to eliminate all the hair on their faces. It might be an option, but you should consider it before making a choice. Laser hair removal is done with high-heat lasers that emit mild radiation.

The main idea is that hurting hair follicles will stop hair growth for good. Again, many follow-ups need to see results that will last. You must be present for the entire set of aftercare steps.

After laser treatment, you can’t go to the gym, wear makeup, or go to a spa. Your doctor may advise you to avoid glycolic acid, scrubs, and retinol lotions.


Threading involves pulling and twisting the hair out of the follicle using a thread. It is preferable to tweezing due to the larger surface area and improved hair removal efficacy. People often use threading to get rid of hair on their chin and upper lip and to shape their eyebrows.

Facial Waxing

If you don’t want to shave, your doctor may advise you to wax your face, which can draw hair out of its follicles. This is usually done at a spa, but someone with the right expertise can do it at home. It is easy because clumps of hair can be pulled out at once, and it costs less than endless ways to get rid of hair.

Also, waxing could cause permanent hair loss if it weakens the hair follicle enough over time. It’s important to know that waxing often leaves spots on the skin. Swelling and redness of the skin, and other allergic reactions, are also possible.


You remove hair and dead skin cells when you shave your face. But shaving can give you a five o’clock shadow, so you’ll have to do it more frequently to regulate hair growth. If you’re not careful, you could get ingrown hairs, nick yourself, or cut yourself. If you don’t moisturize your skin after shaving, it will be very dry and prone to irritation.

You shouldn’t shave if you have dry skin or diseases like eczema or psoriasis.


Like waxing, tweezing gets rid of hair where it grows. With tweezers, you can grab a single hair at the roots and pull it out by the follicle. You can use tweezers to shape your eyebrows or eliminate dark hairs that stand out. However, getting rid of all facial hair this way can take a long time. 

Using the tweezers, grab the hair and use one hand to pull your skin tight. Pull your hair gently in the direction it wants to grow.

The Bottom Line

People usually have hair on their bodies, and removing it is a personal choice. Spend some time deciding whether or not to shave your body and for how long. 

Even though many people say otherwise, there are no permanent ways to get rid of hair. There are still ways to get rid of hair for a long time and ways to slow hair growth. You should talk to a doctor to determine your best options for facial hair. Call now at 919-373-0088 and make an appointment with Reviva Medical Aesthetics in Knightdale.