Rapid communication via social media platforms has enabled us to answer even the most obscure of questions at the click of a mouse. Everyone has become an expert at regurgitating advice garnered from the internet. Information transference has crossed borders from TV talk shows with audience participation, to live online chat consultation with experts, friends, or even total strangers. Almost no subject is taboo, with the usual exceptions of death, religion – and facial hair on women. The fact that almost one out of every ten women in Australia especially in Sydney experience unwanted facial hair growth doesn’t do much to alleviate the suffering and distress felt by those afflicted.
Knowledge that we are not alone with our problems may be the dawning of hope for sufferers, but unless a real solution is provided, no number of catchphrases such as ‘hormonal imbalance’ or ‘genetics’ will alleviate the embarrassment of women, who in some instances are too inhibited to even open the front door to a stranger. The information, both valid and quackery, is certainly out there, and easily located by a simple Google search. Unwanted hair growth factors such as increased male hormones, imbalances caused by menopause, or even poly-cystic ovary syndrome can be causes for facial hair growth in females. But awareness of a problem doesn’t make it go away. These days, women want solutions, and practical application, and they want it fast.
The immediate response is to wax or tweeze. Short term results may eventuate, but it is just as likely that such actions could result in swelling, infection, or ingrown hairs – and even the promotion of increased hair growth. Another option is bleaching, with the resultant risk of discoloured, patchy, or milky white blemishes. Threading is at least non-invasive, as it doesn’t require removal of a layer of skin or involve chemicals. It also provides longer lasting results than most other methods. Unfortunately, the hair will grow again, leaving sufferers back where they started. Another method, electrolysis zapping, is painstaking and some would say very painful, requiring a needle to be inserted into every hair follicle prior to removal. The treatment also comes with risks such as the possibility of hyper pigmentation or burning of the skin.
Thankfully, the benefit of the information age is the fast uptake of improved information, hence the rapid rise in popularity of the newest hair removal kid on the block – laser hair removal with its increasing popularity in Sydney. Technological advances have resulted in increasingly refined methods, to the point where laser hair removal has become a virtually painless procedure. The only word of caution – be patient. Hair will generally grow back after the first couple of sessions, but there is no need to become disheartened as the rouge hairs will ultimately, and simply, drop out.
Results are literally guaranteed. It will not leave your face discoloured or blotchy, and although seemingly pricey compared to other treatments, results are permanent, saving you money in the long run. It is important to remember you are not alone. At least this means that many millions of dollars has been ploughed into research and development toward laser hair removal methods. It is big business, with expert advice and a way forward easily attained at a certified laser clinic. Sydney clinics are some of the best in Australia, with practitioners readily available to inform and assist with a treatment outline and schedule.
Within a month or two of beginning treatment, a formerly shy, reclusive, and insecure sufferer of unwanted facial hair will quickly become confident, outgoing, and eager to answer the front door next time someone comes knocking. The increased self esteem and general happiness is worth the cost of laser hair removal many times over.
Call us at Eden Laser Clinics Sydney today for a free consultation!