Unwanted Hair

Lone Tree, CO 80124

what it is

Undesirable hair growth that can cause individuals to be self conscious or cause problematic concerns such as ingrown hairs, chafing, itching, textured skin, or stubble.

Common Causes

  • Hormones– high levels of androgen hormones can cause excess growth of unwanted hair, especially on the face (lip, chin, neck)
  • Genetics– some ethnicities and individual’s genetics can cause more hair growth and/or darker or coarser hair than others 
  • Hirsutism– a medical condition that results in excessive hair growth that typically grows in a coarse, dark pattern

Locations of unwanted hair










front & back of neck

How to treat unwanted hair

Laser Hair Removal

Permanent hair reduction is a great aesthetic treatment to target unwanted hair. Elite’s LHR machine, and some others, are safe for all skin types and can target all colors of hair except gray and extreme blonde. A series of 6-10 treatments is recommended based on the individuals concerns, the area, and the color of the hair. Touch up treatments may be needed every so often to maintain results.


Dermaplaning is another option for temporary removal of unwanted hair on the face. Typically, vellus hair (peach fuzz) on the face is not appropriate for laser hair removal, so a dermaplane facial is a great alternative treatment option. This facial involves the use of a medical-grade scalpel to safely remove the vellus hair without any downtime or pain. The hair does eventually grow back, so monthly facials are recommended to maintain results. 

**if any of the facial hair is coarse or dark, LHR is a safe option

*Of Note*

Unwanted hair can be a side effect of an internal condition that may need attention from a medical professional. Ensure you go to a trained medical professional to get a proper diagnosis first, as some of the root issues of unwanted hair are life long. Even though LHR and waxing with Epilfree can permanently reduce unwanted hair, if an individual is struggling with a hormonal imbalance or other issues, the treatments will not be as effective. See a trusted provider for a complete, individualized treatment plan, just for you!