Upper lip hair removal options

Most women have a little hair on their upper lip, but it's more noticeable on some ladies than on others. If hair is pale and thin, the chances are that it will be hard to notice. If it's dark or excessive, you might want to consider one of these upper lip hair removal options...

Upper lip hair removal options


Waxing is one of the most popular solutions for upper lip hair removal. It's fast, inexpensive and produces results that last for around four to six weeks. However, waxing can cause inflammation and even skin discolouration (especially on women with darker skin), so it's better to have the treatment at a salon rather than trying it at home.

Depilatory creams

Depilatory creams can keep your upper lip hair free for one to two weeks. However given how sensitive facial skin can be, you should only use a product that is specifically designed for facial use.


Tweezing is fine for a few stray hairs here and there, but shouldn't be used on larger patches of skin as it can cause ingrown hairs and blocked pores.


Electrolysis is a method of permanent hair removal that destroys the hair at the root. It can be costly and time consuming (often involving a number of sessions), because each hair needs to be treated individually. It's important to find a reputable practitioner.

Pulsed light hair removal

Pulsed light heats the hair and disables its ability to grow. Typically the hair falls out within a few days after use.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is particularly suitable for women with light skin and dark hair, but results can also be good on darker skinned women with the right practitioner. As with other upper lip hair removal methods that involve salon treatments, ensure you choose a reputable provider. Look for independent reviews online.

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