In general, laser/ IPL is the treatment of choice for facial hair. Larger areas can be treated more rapidly and more effectively with greater comfort and less risk of hyperpigmentation and scarring. The exception is light colored hair because laser/IPL only works on hair with brown or black color. Electrolysis works on hair of any color. Electrolysis, however not infrequently, leaves small scars. When laser/IPL is done under proper medical supervision, complications are rare.
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