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Women’s Facial Hair

Most women have had that moment where they look in the mirror and see a big, dark, thick hair growing on their chin or upper lip. You pluck it, you shave it, you wax it, but it keeps coming back. And you swear it’s coming back thicker and darker.

Don’t worry, this problem is very common among adult women. Developing more facial hair is a result of the hormonal changes we all experience this with age. These hairs appear different from vellus hairs (peach fuzz) because they are! It’s a different type of hair. It appears thicker and darker because it is the same kind of coarse hair that might grow in a man’s beard. These hairs can appear at any post-puberty age, but it is most common after menopause. They can also result from hormonal changes due to pregnancy, birth control, or a general hormone imbalance from conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (common to many young women).

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You can get rid of these hairs with a quick fix by tweezing. Despite popular belief, tweezing will not make the hairs return any thicker or darker. For an alternative solution, contact Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute to learn more about dermaplaning! This is a noninvasive procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of excess hair, dirt, and oils. We also offer laser hair removal – the safest and most comfortable way to remove unwanted body hair. Forever Bare BBL from Sciton offers revolutionary technology in hair removal.

Call Collins Advanced Dermatology Institute at 512.379.6090 or book an appointment online so we can discuss how to get rid of pesky excess hair.