I am a 50-year-old woman and have always been embarrassed by having excess facial hair. I have tried all the drugstore products but my hair, especially on the upper lip, just keeps coming back. Can you help?
Yes. It sounds like you are an excellent candidate for hair removal laser. The hair removal laser can remove the hair of the upper lip without creating any abnormalities either in skin color or skin texture. The other thing is that you will not appear to have some blond-dyed hair in that area which you would have to frequently dye again if you use that method. Usually the upper lip area or the mustache area in a female is an excellent area for the hair removal laser because after two or three episodes the hair almost completely fades away and does not come back.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS