Having facial hair is one of the most common, annoying and mentally disturbing problems of women today. Cosmetic treatment is sufficient for some women but medical treatment along with cosmetic treatment is essential where hair growth is excessive. Heredity, hormonal imbalance at puberty, menopause and polycystic ovarian syndrome are some of the main reasons for facial hair in women.
Laser hair removal is still in its infancy and offers permanent reduction of facial and not permanent removal; it is expensive and needs ongoing maintenance treatments forever. It targets pigment (dark colour) in the hair bulb, which absorbs the laser light that changes into heat destroying the pigmented hair bulb.