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How do you get rid of facial hair?

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Methods for getting rid of facial hair include waxing, threading, shaving, hair removal creams and laser treatments, although some methods are more effective than others. For example, shaving does not fully remove the hair from the follicle, causing the hair to return quickly.

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Waxing can be done either hot or cold, but typically hot waxing is best left to the professionals due to dangers of burning. However, there are cold wax strips, which come pre-waxed and can be applied directly to any problem areas to remove facial hair quickly. Keep in mind that waxing, even with cold wax, can be quite painful.

There are many hair-removal creams commercially available, most of which simply need to be rubbed into the skin and then wiped off to remove both the cream and the hair. Like waxing, hair-removal creams can sometimes irritate the skin.

Threading involves taking a piece of thread and rubbing it back and forth across the face to remove hair. This method is recommended for small areas, as it can cause skin irritation as well.

As of 2014, laser hair removal is the most permanent option, but it can also be the most expensive. This method involves a number of procedures determined by the doctor and factored by the rate of hair growth.

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