Menopause and Unwanted Hair

June 15th, 2017
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Senor Woman discussing menopause permanent hair removalIt is common knowledge that menopause makes women smarter and even more devastatingly beautiful. (If this is not already common knowledge in your house, take steps immediately to make sure everyone is on the same page.)

In exchange for all of that wisdom and beauty, Mother Nature often "blesses" us during menopause with unwanted hair growth where we wish it wasn’t. It can be fine and downy, like peach fuzz on our cheeks. Or it can take the form of wiry hairs sticking out of our chins and upper lips. We can thank our hormones for this. During our childbearing years our estrogen levels are high in order to maintain our reproductive health. As we near menopause, estrogen levels drop. Testosterone can become more dominant and lead to excess facial hair.

Many women will overlook a stray hair or twelve, choosing to shave occasionally.  This may be a perfectly acceptable method of dealing with mild facial hair, but it can be a pain to keep up with the new growth.  And shaving leaves a stubble that you might find unappealing.

Getting back to the positive aspects of aging, many women find a new acceptance of their bodies that they didn’t have in the past. Our bodies are amazing and resilient, and they have seen us through decades of life. It is most important that we love them and take care of them. If your facial hair doesn’t bother you, leave it alone. The people who love you don’t mind if you’re fuzzier than you used to be.

If nature has given you more luxurious facial hair than you are comfortable with, it’s time to think about a permanent solution.  Electrolysis is a safe and effective way of doing just that. Depending on the amount of hair and the size of the treatment area, you could be on your way to a smoother face in just a few sessions.

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