How to Get Rid of Facial Hair After a Hysterectomy
- 1). To remove large patches of unwanted facial hair, waxing is your best option. For best results, use a microwaveable wax that can be done at home. Follow the manufacturer's directions regarding the proper procedure for warming and melting the wax. Before applying the wax to the skin, test a small amount of the tip of your finger or inner wrist to determine whether the temperature is too hot. Apply the wax to the appropriate area with a wooden stick. Spread a strip of cotton or muslin against the wax, rubbing firmly in the direction of hair growth. Grab hold of the end of the strip and pull in one, swift motion against the direction of hair growth. Repeat this process until all the unwanted facial hair has been removed. After waxing, apply ice to the area to reduce redness and swelling. Waxing generally leaves the area hair-free for several weeks.
- 2). To remove any stray hairs or small patches of unwanted facial hair, use a pair of tweezers to pluck the hair. Use the tweezers to grab one strand of hair and pull gently in the direction of hair growth. Although tweezing is an easy method of facial hair removal, it is somewhat time-consuming, since only one hair is removed at a time. However, it is a good option for removing unwanted facial hair between waxing treatments or any time a stray hair appears.
- 3). Consider electrolysis or laser hair removal for the permanent removal of unwanted facial hair. Both techniques destroy hair at the base, causing damage to the hair follicle. As a result, the hair is unable to re-grow. Electrolysis is slightly more risky than lower hair removal, since it can cause scarring, infection and intense pain. Laser hair removal, however, it virtually painless and its minimal side effects (redness) disappear within an hour. Both procedures are expensive, so it is important to carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages before selecting this method of hair removal.