In women, the cheekbones may be the seat of unflattering hair. Peach fuzz and little dark hairs, though natural, may often become more noticeable and cause considerable aesthetic discomfort.
So, to say farewell to these little hairs, a laser hair removal is more and more practiced today. Let's take stock of this practice that helps women to recover their psychological and esthetic well-being.
Technique: Cheekbones hair removal
The cheekbone is the upper and more prominent portion of the cheek, which is situated below the eye and up to the outer corner. The fuzz is made of tiny hair that is slightly brown and nearly invisible. In certain cases, and based on some conditions, these hairs can become more noticeable and thinner and darker hairs may appear.
The doctor will examine the two types of hair in order to ensure successful hair removal and prevent stimulation of the fine hair. This reaction is more usual both on tan skin and in people suffering from hormonal disruption. The doctor will be especially vigilant when the hair is completely isolated in the area covered by a very fine fuzz.
The Session: Hair removal on the cheekbones
Generally, the laser hair removal sessions on the cheekbones last about 15 minutes each.
The hair regrowth on the face is very quick, about six months versus twelve to eighteen months or more, on other areas of the body. The shorter the hair cycle, the closer the sessions need to be. A minimum of ten sessions are required for the face to obtain an optimal final result.
In the event of paradoxical regrowth, the duration of the treatment and the number of sessions are extended. This phenomenon relates to the growth of hair on an area not treated by the laser, but which is close to a surface which was removed, it is then important to treat these new hairs. It is diﬃcult to anticipate this regular regrowth on the area of the face.
Before every laser hair removal session on the cheekbones, it is important to contact a specialist first. They would then examine the skin and the phototype of the patient, as well as the hair and the area to be treated. This first visit is also an occasion for him to inquire about the patient's ancestry and to identify a potential contraindication to the treatment.
On the day of the procedure, the doctor must take certain precautions in order to provide the patient with an optimal and durable result:
It starts by inspecting the area to be treated and verifiying that it does not contain lesions. When the hair is too long, it may be required to shave them.
A configuration of the device is chosen according to the coloration of the hair, but also the phototype of the patient. The doctor and the patient must wear goggles.
If this is the first session of laser hair removal on the cheekbones, a small area of the body must be tested.
The region to be treated is scanned centimeter by centimeter once the test is done. One second is enough to destroy a dozen of hairs.
After the session, the doctor uses a moisturizing cream to soothe the burning and itching feeling and to reduce the discomfort.
The results : Hair removal on the cheekbones
The hair on the cheekbones is increasingly thinner and the regrowth is becoming scarce. About 90 percent of the hairs do not regrow at the end of the treatment. However, annual maintenance sessions are required to retain the benefits of laser hair removal.