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Is there anything besides vaniqa that will help get rid of unwanted facial hair?

Is there anything besides vaniqa that will help get rid of unwanted facial hair?

Facial hair: You must decide whether you want to try to get rid of facial hair forever, or temporarily. Men have facial hair which they remove by shaving daily. Women can shave too, or use a hair removal cream, or wax, or epilady, or vaniqa, but the hairs will keep growing and the hair removal must continue all the time. Only laser hair removal offers some chance of permanently stopping hair from growing. ...Read more

Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more


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What is the best way to get rid of unwanted facial hair when dealing with pcos?

What is the best way to get rid of unwanted facial hair when dealing with pcos?

Medications: Because a hair follicle has a 4-6 month life span-you must be patient. Generally, we want to lower circulating androgens using birth control pills or in severe forms-lupron a gnrh-agonist. At the level of the hair follicle, we prevent the androgen from binding using spironolactone and-or androgens from being converted to the most potent androgen-dihydrotestesterone using flutamide. Be patient! ...Read more

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I am brunette and constantly battling unwanted facial hair on my upper lip and chin. What is the best way to get rid of it permanently?

I am brunette and constantly battling unwanted facial hair on my upper lip and chin. What is the best way to get rid of it permanently?

Laser Hair Removal: You can always try laser hair removal, waxing also works. There is no guaranteed way of permanently removing the hair, but laser hair removal does work for a lot of women. ...Read more

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I have lots of scars from pulling out unwanted facial hair over many years. Have now had laser hair removal. How do I get rid of the scars please?

I have lots of scars from pulling out unwanted facial hair over many years. Have now had laser hair removal. How do I get rid of the scars please?

Facial scaring: Dear cat85764: scar treatment is usually multiple modalities ranging from intralesional steroid injection to laser treatment. Depending on type of scar, location, and skin type this may involve subcision, fat grating, filler, dermabrasion, laser or a combination of all of the above. Please visit a board certified plastic surgeon for consultation. Remember scars usually improve with time, . ...Read more

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What is best method to get rid of female facial hair?

What is best method to get rid of female facial hair?

Probably laser, but: Hirsutism refers to an excess of facial hair in females. I am an internist, not a dermatologist or plastics. So, I would first make sure there is no underlying endocrine disorder such as polycystic ovary syndrome, hormonal imbalance...However, i'll presume the extra facial hair is simply genetic. Waxing it off is painful and lasts few weeks. Several laser or electrolysis rx's permanent, also $$$. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my facial hair if I have sensitive skin?

What can I do to get rid of my facial hair if I have sensitive skin?

Shave or pluck.: Sensitive skin usually tolerates shaving or plucking better than electrolysis and/or creams to remove hair. The chemicals in dipillarory creams mach irritate sensitive skin, or you may have an allergic reaction to them. ...Read more

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I have embarrassing facial hair what's some ways to get rid of this with out the pain of a lazer?

I have embarrassing facial hair what's some ways to get rid of this with out the pain of a lazer?

Try a dermatologist: Facial hair may improve by using vaniqa cream. A dermatologist can evaluate the hair and discuss vaniqa. Non-medical removal methods such as threading or waxing may help. In some parts of the world, women use threading to remove facial hair. One can look for a salon that caters to ethnic groups who use threading. A primary care doctor can check to see if a hormonal problem is causing hair growth. ...Read more

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I need suggestions on how to get rid of facial hair. No cream from us that I've tried has worked so far. Should I get one online?

I need suggestions on how to get rid of facial hair. No cream from us that I've tried has worked so far. Should I get one online?

Laser.: If you really want to be done with facial hair - permanent solution is through laser. This is a very common procedure and can be done over a few sessions. ...Read more

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I have a lot of facial hair. It is very coarse and extremely hard to remove! Are there any creams or anything that I can use to get rid of it?

I have a lot of facial hair. It is very coarse and extremely hard to remove! Are there any creams or anything that I can use to get rid of it?

No quick fix...: It is frustrating, but are not any great creams for facial hair. If you haven't already you should see your physician as there are some blood tests that may help determine why you have the facial hair. There are medications that may help some. Electrolysis and laser hair removal are expensive options so it would be best to see your physician first to determine if these are right for you. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of facial hair under my chin neck area?

Hair removal: Laser hair removal is good for removing dark hairs. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. Electrolysis can be used on all hairs. There is always shaving and plucking. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I want your help. My harmons is disturb. So my period is irraguler. Slow flow. And cause facial hair. I want to get rid of them.

Hi doc, I want your help. My harmons is disturb. So my period is irraguler. Slow flow. And cause facial hair. I want to get rid of them.

Hormone imbalance: Can cause facial hair, mood issues, and energy fluctuation. Please continue to see your doctor and consider getting a second opinion from another doctor who might offer treatment. A gynecologist specializes in female situations and a endocrinologist specializes in hormones. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of facial hair?

Laser, electrolysis: Long term removal of hair is offered by lasers appropriate for your skin color- alexandrite for lighter skin and nd yag or diode for darker skin types. Electrolyis is another time consuming uncomfortable option but better for light hair such as grey blond or ven red hair. ...Read more

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Is there a way to permanently get rid of your facial hair?

Is there a way to permanently get rid of your facial hair?

No: There is no such thing as permanent hair removal. However, with laser hair removal, you will probably have a significant reduction in the amount of hairs and thickness. Hair has growth cycles and it has to be removed in a certain cycle for the laser to work effectively. That is why doctors recommend multiple treatments with the laser. ...Read more

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What causes women to have facial hair? How can they get rid of it?

What causes women to have facial hair? How can they get rid of it?

Hereditary/ Hormonal: Two Major reasons - 1. Hereditary 2. Hormone based

Laser hair removal will be one of the best ways to reduce the hair (Make sure there is no Hormone problems). Also, you have to find the right laser for you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of facial hair and not grown in thicker (female)?

How can I get rid of facial hair and not grown in thicker (female)?

Have it treated: Electrolysis and/or laser Rx should do the trick. Especially if your periods are also not regular, it's worth discussing this with your physician as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in which I can get rid of this facial hair permanently?

Can you tell me in which I can get rid of this facial hair permanently?

Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is highly effective and can permanently remove unwanted hairs. Gray or blonde hairs do not respond as well as brown or black hairs. Make sure you are seeing a well trained and experienced technician associated with a knowledgeable physician. Www. Asc-psd. Com ...Read more

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Hello, I wanted to know if there is any way, besides shaving because I know that it grows back thicker if you shave, to get rid of facial hair.?

Hello, I wanted to know if there is any way, besides shaving because I know that it grows back thicker if you shave, to get rid of facial hair.?

Misinformation: Shaving does not cause hair to grow back thicker. It is probably the easiest way of removing facial hair but it is quite temporary. Plucking lasts about six weeks but is tedious. Same with waxing. Eflornithine is expensive and must be applied regularly. Laser and electrolysis may be permanent when done properly but again expensive. ...Read more

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How is tumeric used to get rid of facial hair?

How is tumeric used to get rid of facial hair?

It is not: I am not aware of any studies demonstrating effectiveness of turmeric as a depilatory. ...Read more

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Will tumeric get rid of facial hair permanently?

Will tumeric get rid of facial hair permanently?

No: It has an effect on inflammation and possible on arthritis but I am unaware of any effect on hair growth. ...Read more

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What can get rid of this facial hair permanently? I'm a girl, help!

What can get rid of this facial hair permanently? I'm a girl, help!

Laser: Have you considered laser removal? You should consult with a dermatologist before having any procedure done. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of female facial hair but not laser?

What is the best way to get rid of female facial hair but not laser?

Electrolysis: Other than laser hair removal, electrolysis is a good option for female facial, especially in the areas above the orbital rims, like the unibrow, where you shouldn't laser anyway. Electrolysis also works regardless of hair color, unlike laser where very blond or white hairs cannot be treated. ...Read more

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I got a hysterectomy a few years ago now I have bad facial hair how can u get rid of rhis?

I got a hysterectomy a few years ago now I have bad facial hair how can u get rid of rhis?

Ovaries?: When they did your hysterectomy did they leave your ovaries in place? If so, then I would have your gyn draw some blood tests to determine if your ovaries or adrenal glands could be secreting excess androgens and giving you the hair growth. ...Read more

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What is best way to get rid of facial hair? And to keep facial hair away from growing back for long periods of time

What is best way to get rid of facial hair? And to keep facial hair away from growing back for long periods of time

Laser Therapy: For longer lasting effect, laser treatment by a dermatologist or esthetician is the best way. Otherwise painful plucking is your next best option. ...Read more

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After taking steroids I am growing hair. Now that I have stopped taking them will the facial hair stop growing. How do I get rid of it?

After taking steroids I am growing hair. Now that I have stopped taking them will the facial hair stop growing. How do I get rid of it?

Depends: It could be from another cause. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can facial hair be removed using epilight? I have dark chin hairs on my face. Will the epilight procedure be a good way to get rid of these? .

Can facial hair be removed using epilight? I have dark chin hairs on my face. Will the epilight procedure be a good way to get rid of these? .

Laser hair removal: The best results for hair removal are seen with diode or yag laser (many different companies make them) treatments performed by a medical practice who routinely does hair removal. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm dealing with facial hair and green skin due to the shaving device I used. How may I stop hair growth and get rid of the green skin from shaving?

I'm dealing with facial hair and green skin due to the shaving device I used. How may I stop hair growth and get rid of the green skin from shaving?

Unwanted hair: There are other options you can try, such as waxes and nair like products. Products like the nono that appear to work well for facial hair removal as well. The green colored skin may have been an allergic reaction to what ever you used before and should go away with ceasing its use. A dermatologist could always help if the color does not improve. Best wishes. ...Read more