Lip laser hair removal: get rid of a thin mustache

Above the upper lip, the hairs are fine and therefore relatively difficult and laborious to remove with conventional depilatory methods. It is in this context that laser down hair removal has now become the treatment of choice for those looking for an effective and long-lasting solution to hair .

At Skin Marceau in Paris, laser hair removal is a medical act programmed and supervised by dermatologists .

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Why do we have fluff on our upper lip?

In young women as in young men from puberty, fine hairs and relatively low melanin concentration appear above the upper lip.

Often a source of discomfort, this mustache can be thin or thicker depending on the person. For some patients, it can be a real complex.

Moreover, the hair cycle at this level is particularly rapid, hence the need for very regular hair removal for those who wish to get rid of these hairs.

Permanent hair removal of the upper lip: what are the advantages?

Lip laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses the principle of laser to remove unwanted hair from the lip area.

The laser lip hair removal process works by targeting the pigment in the hair follicle. The pigment absorbs the laser beam, which leads to the destruction of the hair follicle.

Thanks to this technique, conventional techniques such as wax, razor , depilatory cream or discoloration are finished. In addition to being transient, these can cause possible adverse effects such as burning, folliculitis , itching or unsightly regrowth.

Precautions to take before the permanent hair removal session of the upper lip

During your initial consultation, we make sure you are a good candidate for laser down hair removal. Indeed, it is essential to note that if your hair is white , gray or red , laser hair removal is probably not indicated: since the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle, this technique would not be effective in your case. . Brown and black hair provide the best results in terms of laser hair removal.

Possible contraindications to laser hair removal should be sought and eliminated:

  • Tanned skin cannot benefit from laser hair removal, so be sure to protect your skin from the sun
  • During the month preceding your appointment, you should not wax your down: no discoloration, depilatory cream or wax.
  • Pregnancy and/or breastfeeding contraindicate down laser hair removal .
  • An ongoing skin infection should be treated prior to hair removal. Herpes labialis must be treated upstream.
  • For our female patients followed for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), it is quite possible to benefit from laser down hair removal. But keep in mind that since this pathology impacts hair growth , regular maintenance sessions will most likely have to be scheduled with your practitioner. Do not hesitate to contact us so that we can provide you with all the necessary information and together determine an appropriate therapeutic plan. We also invite you to book a free consultation to speak with a practitioner who can answer your questions.
  • We speak with you to research your medical history, such as photosensitizing treatment as an example. If you are affected by drug photosensitization ( photoallergy or phototoxicity), we recommend that you make an appointment for a free consultation during which we can discuss and determine together the therapeutic options adapted to your situation.

Laser hair removal is a medical treatment and we insist on the importance of informing our patients beforehand.

Upper lip laser hair removal at Skin Marceau

Our dermatologists first check your eligibility for treatment. Before each session, it is your doctor who decides and determines the appropriate parameters for the use of the laser. He can carry out the laser scan himself or entrust it to a qualified nurse, who must always act under the direct and effective responsibility of the dermatologist. The physical presence of the dermatologist is required at Clinique Skin Marceau in Paris and he is ready to intervene at any time.

Our clinic uses the Lutronic Clarity II brand , a world reference in permanent hair removal. The Alexandrite laser is ideal for light phototypes , the Nd Yag laser is for dark to dark skin types IV, V and VI.

Compared to the rest of hair removal methods, laser hair removal is most often perceived as unpleasant or embarrassing, but not painful , although the pain scales vary depending on the patient. An anesthetic cream can be applied before hair removal.

Hair removal takes a few minutes (about fifteen minutes) and the area is then sensitive and reddened a few hours after the treatment. A soothing cream at the end of the act will soothe these possible irritations.

What to do after laser down hair removal?

It is essential to protect your skin from sun exposure as well as heat sources such as saunas , hammams and stays at sea and/or swimming pool during the days following your laser hair removal. Physical activities will also be avoided. This guarantees optimal follow-up and ideal healing.

During the intervals between your sessions, do not epilate the area treated by the laser. This would disrupt the hair growth cycle and thus the results of laser hair removal .

The expected results after laser hair removal on the thin mustache above the upper lip

For the down area , it generally takes between 8 and 10 laser hair removal sessions to obtain satisfactory results. These sessions are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Certain criteria make it possible to check the effectiveness of laser hair removal : the hair becomes increasingly fine and rare and the period of regrowth is increasingly long.

Laser hair removal lips

Female patient presenting for removal of hair from her upper lip, which was removed with the alexandrite laser. The after photo is 1 month after her third treatment session.

Skin Marceau prices for upper lip laser hair removal

Here are the prices for upper lip laser hair removal at Skin Marceau:


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