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Upper Lip Hair Removal

Unwanted hair in the upper lip area is a problem that more men and women deal with than not; therefore, upper lip hair removal is very highly sought after. Whether you are embarrassed by the appearance of unwanted hair on the face or are simply just sick of removing it on a daily basis, there are options available that will help to make your hair removal process as simple as possible. For those just looking for smooth, hair free skin, there are several temporary methods that can easily and effectively remove unwanted upper lip hair, but for those who want their unwanted hair gone for good, there are permanent methods that provide lasting results. Researching each hair removal method will help you to decide which will help to keep you smooth and hair free.

Temporary Hair Removal Methods

Shaving: The oldest method of hair removal for the upper lip and the most widely used unwanted hair removal method universally, is shaving. Shaving consists of passing a razor over the upper lip area to remove hair from the surface of the skin. This method creates smooth, hair free skin, both quickly and easily but results are not long lasting; therefore many individuals search for a more permanent solution.

Waxing: Waxing is another temporary hair removal method for removing unwanted upper lip hair. This method involves applying a warm wax substance to the surface of the skin, then pressing a cloth over the wax. Once the wax cools, the cloth is then ripped away from the skin to remove unwanted upper lip hair. This method provides longer lasting hair removal results, but it causes many side effects such as redness, irritation and ingrown hairs, and, over time, it can become costly.

Tweezing: Tweezing upper lip hair is similar to waxing in that it removes hair from the hair follicle, but different in that it involves removing hair one at a time. For larger facial and body areas, tweezing can seem very time consuming, but for the upper lip, it is feasible. However, this method, if performed incorrectly, can lead to irritation, redness and ingrown hairs.

Permanent Hair Removal Methods

While temporary methods of hair removal do provide ease and convenience when removing upper lip hair, many individuals are tired of constantly having to remove it. Permanent methods take hair removal to a whole new level because after a series of treatments, patients can experience smooth, hair free skin that lasts.

Electrolysis: Permanent upper lip hair removal can be achieved through Electrolysis. Electrolysis is a method of hair removal that involves the insertion of a tiny surgical probe (an epilator) into each individual hair follicle in the upper lip area. The epilator sends an electrical current to the bulb of the hair follicle effectively destroying it and rendering it inactive. This method, while effective, is tedious because each hair must be treated individually, but once treatments are complete, patients experience complete freedom from unwanted hair.

Laser Hair Removal: The newest method of upper lip hair removal to hit the market is laser upper lip hair removal. This revolutionary non-invasive procedure reduces unwanted hair permanently; based on the principle of selective photothermolysis. During treatment, the laser light is passed over the upper lip area; the laser penetrates through the outer layers of skin and targets the hair follicles below. At that time, the laser energy transforms into heat which effectively disables the actively growing hair follicles, the results: permanent hair reduction.

Any method of hair removal, whether temporary or permanent, can help to reduce or remove pesky, unwanted hair in the upper lip area. The key is to find the method that best suits your individual needs to get the look and feel you desire.

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