Can I Get Laser Hair Removal on My Face?

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Unwanted facial hair can be frustrating, embarrassing, and a constant battle. If you're like many people, you may spend countless hours and dollars on waxing, shaving, plucking, creams, and other DIY hair removal methods that have to be repeated weekly or even daily. Fortunately, laser hair removal is available as a solution for long-lasting facial hair removal that can leave you feeling smooth, confident, and relieved to finally get a break from at-home hair removal. At The DeRosa Center in Boston, MA, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa and our dedicated aesthetic team offer laser hair removal using the advanced GentleMax® Pro system for enhanced comfort, versatility, and results. Take a closer look here at what may be possible for you with laser hair removal on the face, what to expect during laser facial hair removal, and more.

Where on the face can you get laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal can be used almost anywhere on the face that a person has unwanted hair growth. Some of the most common treatment areas for facial laser hair removal include:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Sideburns
  • Neck/beard

If you have concerns about hair growth in other areas of the face, don't hesitate to discuss these with one of our specialists at the time of treatment or consultation. We will work with you to address any areas of unwanted hair growth that can safely and appropriately be treated. However, it is important to note that some areas can't be treated with laser hair removal, like inside the nose and ears.

Can men get laser hair removal on the face?

Absolutely. While some men may enjoy having a beard, mustache, or facial hair, others prefer a clean look that does not require daily maintenance. For these men, laser hair removal on the face can be a fantastic solution. Additionally, even men who do want to keep their facial hair may utilize laser hair removal to achieve a more defined beard shape, address stragglers outside their preferred area of growth, or otherwise fine-tune their look.

Does laser hair removal on the face hurt?

Most patients tolerate laser hair removal on the face well, even without the use of numbing cream. For patients who are more sensitive or anxious about pain during laser hair removal, a topical anesthetic may be applied.

Does laser hair removal stop hair growth?

While some people may experience a cessation of hair growth after laser hair removal, the treatment is typically considered a solution for reducing hair growth — meaning the average patient can expect a reduction in the rate, density, thickness, and/or other characteristics of their hair growth. In some cases, hair growth may stop for several years and then spontaneously return, though it is typically much less significant than the patient's original growth and can be treated with another round of laser hair removal. Some patients only have a few hairs return — known as "stragglers"— which can also be re-treated to restore a smooth, clear face you can feel confident about for years or even decades to come.

Free yourself from unwanted facial hair with laser hair removal in Boston, MA

Whether you are a woman with unwanted facial hair that leaves you feeling embarrassed about your look or a man who is hoping to get a cleaner, more defined look, you may be a candidate for laser facial hair removal. To learn more about who may qualify for laser hair removal, call our friendly team at The DeRosa Center to schedule your Boston, MA laser hair removal consultation with one of our certified laser providers, under the direction of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaimie DeRosa, today.