Permanent Hair Removal For Face

The skin on the face is generally much more sensitive than what covers the rest of the body, such as the skin on the legs or soles of feet. If contemplating permanent hair removal on your face, it’s a good idea to do a little research first. Laser hair removal and electrolysis are the most permanent options for Beverly Hills hair removal, as waxing, shaving, and depilatory creams only work temporarily.

Let’s compare laser hair removal and electrolysis to determine which is the best option for the face:

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal works by destroying hair roots via powerful beams of light. Hailed as the option that’s “as permanent as [hair removal] gets,” laser hair removal works anywhere on the body, including the face. It works extremely well on those with dark hair and light skin. However, it isn’t well-suited for those with light hair.

This option is also relatively inexpensive compared to electrolysis, and painless–those who have had laser hair removal remark on the little to no pain they experienced. It takes six to 12 sessions to see permanent results, with sessions scheduled in conjunction with hair’s growth cycle.

Side effects are mild and include (very) temporary swelling or redness.


Electrolysis is much more invasive than laser hair removal, as it involves inserting a tiny needle into each follicle to destroy it at the root. Because it’s so invasive and time-consuming compared to laser hair removal, it is best used on small sections of skin, such as above the lip or on the chin. It is also an effective option for those with blonde hair seeking permanent hair removal.

Treatment is required every one to two weeks until hair is gone. Electrolysis is the most expensive form of permanent hair removal, as well as the most invasive and painful. Possible side effects include redness, swelling, and scarring. The latter side effect is obviously the worst, especially if having treatment done on your face.

Laser hair removal is available through the talented Beverly Hills skin specialists at The Kopelson Clinic.

For more on laser hair removal or to schedule an appointment, please contact The Kopelson Clinic today.