How to Stop a Mustache From Growing for a Female

by Brittany Prock ; Updated September 28, 2017

Laser hair removal can be an expensive procedure; however, many specialists offer payment plans.

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For a woman, facial hair can be embarrassing and problematic. A common form of female facial hair is the mustache, which grows above the upper lip. There many reasons why women begin growing this unwanted hair. Some of these reasons include age, genetics and unbalanced hormones. While there are many ways to remove female facial hair, very few offer a permanent way to stop growth. The best way to keep your mustache from coming back is with laser hair removal treatment.

Contact a laser hair removal specialist. Laser hair removal is considered to be a medical procedure and must be performed licensed physician. Check to see if the specialist you choose is properly licensed to perform this type of procedure. Check online for reviews of the specialist’s performance by former patients. Avoid hair removal specialist with poor reviews.

Schedule a consultation with the laser hair removal specialist. You first consultation will likely be free; however, some consultations require a fee. Allow the specialist to examine the area of your lip where you want the laser treatment performed.

Receive a quote for what it will cost to remove your mustache. Expect each session to cost an average of $475, with the possibility of multiple sessions. Address any questions or concerns about the procedure with the specialist. Schedule an appointment for the procedure if it is within your budget.

Prepare yourself for the procedure. Wear clothing that will be comfortable and relaxing. Your procedure may take only a few minutes or it could take a few hours, depending on how much hair there is to remove. Expect some mild discomfort during removal process.

Receive after care instructions from the specialist. Your skin will appear red and puffy afterward; however, this should fade in a short amount of time. Avoid direct sunlight or tanning, as ultra violet rays could irritate your skin. Apply moisturizing cream to the treated area to promote healing. Schedule a follow-up session if necessary.

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About the Author

Brittany Prock has worked as a freelance writer since 2009. She specializes in writing about diets and travel, and has been published online. Prock holds a Bachelor of Science in human services and a Master of Arts in elementary education from the University of Phoenix.