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Is Facial Hair Normal for Women? Yes....and No....

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The Reality of Female Facial Hair

Every woman has facial hair, it's a universal fact. However, the texture, color, and amount of facial hair can vary significantly from person to person. Some women may have fine, light hair that's barely noticeable (which is "normal"), while others may have darker, coarser hair on their upper lip, chin, or other areas of the face (this is not "normal"). This natural variation is entirely normal and is primarily influenced by factors such as genetics, ethnicity, hormonal changes or imbalances (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or menopause), medications and even supplements!

The Connection Between Facial Hair and PCOS

PCOS is a common condition in women of reproductive age, and it's associated with hormonal imbalances that can lead to excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism. This can result in facial hair appearing in areas typically associated with male patterns of hair growth, such as the upper lip, chin, or sideburn area (and even other areas of the body, like the abdomen, sternum, nipples/breasts!).

Menopause and Changes in Hair Growth

Menopause, a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycles, also contributes to changes in hair growth. During menopause, estrogen levels decrease while androgen levels remain constant. This hormonal imbalance can result in the growth of facial hair, particularly around the chin and upper lip.

Electrolysis: A Permanent Solution for Facial Hair

If you're feeling self-conscious about facial hair, there are various removal methods available, from temporary solutions like waxing and shaving...and laser hair removal (laser is only permanent reduction, tho! not permanent removal!). These are all temporary - and may even stimulate hair growth!. However, electrolysis is the only FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal.

Electrolysis works by inserting a tiny probe into each hair follicle and applying a small electric current, effectively destroying the follicle and preventing future hair growth. It's a safe and effective method for permanent hair removal, applicable to all skin and hair types.


Facial hair in women is perfectly normal, although its presence can sometimes indicate underlying health conditions like PCOS or hormonal changes due to menopause. If you're bothered by facial hair, remember that you have options. Electrolysis offers a permanent solution to help you feel confident and comfortable in your skin.



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