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Laser Hair Removal for Silky Smooth, Stubble-Free Skin on Your Face

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Permanently Banish Facial Hair with Our Cutting-Edge Laser Treatments

Unwanted facial hair can be embarrassing and difficult to manage, especially for women. Shaving, waxing, plucking and depilatory creams provide only temporary relief while requiring constant upkeep.

Now there’s a better solution for smooth, hair-free skin – laser hair removal. Using highly targeted beams of laser light, laser hair removal can safely and permanently reduce hair growth on the face for both women and men. 

Discover why more and more people are choosing laser facial hair removal to reveal naturally radiant, beautiful skin free of dark hair.

How Does Laser Hair Removal for the Face Work?

Laser hair removal works by using beams of highly concentrated light to target and damage the pigment in hair follicles under the skin. The laser’s light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair, heating and destroying the follicle so that no new hair can grow. Surrounding skin and tissue remain unharmed.

Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart to target hair follicles in different growth cycles. Most patients see a 10-25% reduction in facial hair after each session. It usually takes 4-6 sessions to achieve up to 90% permanent hair loss on the face.

Areas of the Face That Can Be Treated

Laser hair removal can safely treat hair growth on nearly any area of the face, including:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Jawline
  • Cheeks
  • Sideburns
  • Neck
  • Between eyebrows

For a full face treatment, protective eyewear will be provided to shield the eyes. Very fine hair on the ears generally does not require treatment.

Experience the confidence of smooth, hair-free skin with our advanced laser hair removal treatments at Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal on the Face

  • Long-lasting Results – After the recommended series of treatments, enjoy up to 90% permanent hair reduction. Touch-ups may be needed annually.
  • Precision Targeting – Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs without damaging skin.
  • Speed – Full face treatments take less than 30 minutes.
  • Low Maintenance – No more daily shaving or weekly waxing needed.
  • Confidence – Eliminating unwanted facial hair can greatly improve self-esteem.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal for the Full Face Cost?

Like any cosmetic treatment, the cost of laser hair removal varies based on your provider, location, the size of the treated area, and number of treatments needed. 

Some factors that affect the per-treatment price include:

Experience of the technicianBoard-certified dermatologists or plastic surgeons cost more than less experienced technicians.
Type of laser usedNewer, more powerful laser systems have higher per-use costs.
Office locationYou’ll pay more in major metropolitan areas than in rural areas.
Size of the treatment areaSmaller areas like the upper lip cost less than full face treatments.
Number of sessions recommendedThe more treatments required, the higher the overall cost.

When weighing costs, be sure to consider the cost savings from not having to constantly shave, wax or buy depilatory creams anymore. While laser hair removal represents an upfront investment, the results are permanent and provide long-term savings.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Are Needed for the Face?

Most patients require between 4-6 laser hair removal sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal results on the face. 

Here’s some general guidance on the number of treatments needed:

  1. The face is a relatively small area and typically requires fewer sessions than larger areas like the legs or back.
  2. After each session, expect around 10-25% permanent hair loss as the lasers disable more follicles.
  3. With each successive laser treatment, you’ll see progressively less and less hair regrowth.
  4. Approximately 6 treatments are usually needed to get about 90% reduction in facial hair for the long term.

Dr. Soni will advise on the ideal number of treatments based on your individual hair thickness and color.

The total number of laser sessions depends on the density of your facial hair, its thickness and darkness, the type of laser used, and your body’s response. With multiple treatments, most can enjoy smooth, stubble-free skin on the face for years.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for All Skin Types?

Laser hair removal is safe and effective for all skin tones when performed by an experienced professional using the appropriate laser. However, those with darker complexions do have a higher risk of complications and need to take extra precautions. 

Here’s a breakdown by Fitzpatrick skin type:

Skin TypeDescription
Light Skin (Type 1-2)Low risk of side effects. Can safely use any type of laser.
Medium Skin (Type 3-4)Moderate risk of side effects. Should use an experienced technician and conservative laser settings.
Darker Skin (Types 5-6)High risk of burns or skin discoloration. Requires an advanced, gentle laser type. Test spots are critical to assess skin reaction. Very conservative settings must be used.

Advanced laser systems with longer wavelengths, like the Nd:YAG laser, allow safer laser hair removal on darker skin. An expert technician will also customize settings and use protective cooling methods to reduce side effects. Test spots are key to gauge your skin’s response.

When performed properly, laser hair removal can successfully remove facial hair for all skin types. The risks of burns or pigmentation changes are relatively low with today’s advanced devices.

Trust our experienced professionals at Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness to provide tailored laser hair removal treatments suitable for all skin types

What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is well-tolerated by most people. Patients may experience some mild side effects on the treated facial areas like:

  • Redness: Some facial redness and flushing can occur and usually fades within a few hours.
  • Swelling: Slight bumps or swelling around hair follicles is common. This typically resolves within a day or two.
  • Crusting: You may see some shedding and crusting within 1-2 weeks as the skin exfoliates.
  • Skin discoloration: With darker skin types, there is a small risk of skin lightening (hypopigmentation) or darkening (hyperpigmentation) that is usually temporary.
  • Infection:  Keeping the skin clean prevents infection in broken areas. Antibiotics may be prescribed.
  • Eye injury: Protective eyewear will be provided to avoid accidental laser exposure during full face treatments.

More serious risks like scarring or permanent discoloration are extremely rare when performed by a qualified laser specialist. Follow all post-care instructions to speed healing.

How to Prepare for Your Laser Hair Removal Session

To get the best results from your laser facial hair removal treatments, follow these tips:

  1. Avoid plucking, waxing or chemical depilatories on the face for 4-6 weeks before starting. The hair follicle needs to be intact for the laser to disable it. Just shave before the treatment.
  2. Stop using facial retinoids like Retin-A for a week before and after each session as they can make skin more sensitive.
  3. Avoid sun exposure and tanning which can allow the laser device to better focus on hair pigment versus skin pigment.
  4. Shave (do not pluck or wax) the face 24-48 hours pre-treatment so that the lasers target hairs in an active growth phase.
  5. Arrive with clean, dry skin free of makeup, lotions, deodorant or perfumes.

Let your provider know if you take any medications, supplements or herbs as they can affect your sensitivity. Avoid alcohol the day before and after treatment.

How to Choose the Right Laser Hair Removal Provider

When considering laser hair removal on your face, it’s important to choose an experienced, reputable provider to ensure the safest, most effective results. Here’s how to select the right laser clinic:

Tips for Choosing a Laser Hair Removal Provider
1Verify their credentials like licensure, certifications and training on the latest devices. An ideal provider has 5+ years’ experience in laser hair removal.
2Ask which laser system they use and research it. Opt for an FDA-cleared device designed to treat facial hair and all skin types. Diode, Alexandrite or Nd:YAG lasers tend to work best.
3Schedule an in-person consultation to evaluate your skin and hair type to customize a treatment plan.
4Read reviews and ask for before/after photos to evaluate their results. Opt for a provider focused on patient safety, comfort and satisfaction.
5Avoid deals that seem too cheap. Multiple sessions are needed for full results, so ensure their pricing is transparent upfront.
6Choose a conveniently located office for your multi-session treatments.

Trust Your Face to Our Laser Hair Removal Experts

At Ethos Aesthetics & Wellness, we use advanced laser technology and rigorous protocols to remove facial hair safely and effectively. Our experienced nurses and aestheticians will consult with you to customize an optimal treatment plan based on your hair type and skin tone. 

We specialize in providing comfortable, precise laser hair removal on even the most sensitive facial areas for natural, stubble-free skin. Book your free consultation today!