There are many different causes of unwanted facial hair and there are many different treatments. In addition, no two women are the same. This means that you will need to accept that what works for one woman may not work for you. Finding the treatment regimen that matches your body and lifestyle will likely take trial and error, preferably under the supervision of a doctor.
Every treatment for unwanted facial hair has its pros as well as its cons. No one of them is perfect. And no one of them will solve your unwanted facial hair problem overnight. You may not be able to eliminate your unwanted facial hair completely or permanently. A more realistic objective is to find the right combination of treatments that allows you to be confident in your appearance with the least disruption to your schedule, lifestyle and wallet.
Unwanted facial hair is a social taboo rarely discussed in the media or by women. As a result, many people, and even some doctors, may be unaware of how disruptive unwanted facial hair can be in a woman’s life. Many women feel they do not want to “trouble” their GP about unwanted facial hair, or they fear their GP will be dismissive or not understand. That may be the case in some instances. But instead of giving up, work with your doctor, if necessary, to help him or her understand that, although unwanted facial hair is not life-threatening in itself, it is a serious medical condition because it detracts from your quality of life. Make it clear to your doctor that you want help in exploring all the options to find the right answer for you. Prescriptions for some treatments are covered by the NHS in many areas of the UK.
If you remember these points, there is a greater chance you will succeed in reducing the impact, hassle and embarrassment that unwanted facial hair can cause. There have never been more options for treating unwanted facial hair than are available today.
So if you are troubled by unwanted facial hair, don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor right away.