How to get rid of hair growing on my chin?

Getting rid of Chin hair

If you are serious about getting rid of hair on your chin, it typically requires a long-term approach compared to hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing. Why? Because for women, coarse dark chin hair is often caused by hormonal issues.  There are several options to consider:

Laser Hair Removal:

This is one of the most effective methods for long-term hair reduction. A concentrated beam of light targets the hair follicles, damaging them and inhibiting future hair growth. Multiple sessions are usually required for optimal results. It's essential to consult a qualified practitioner for this procedure.


Electrolysis is a method where an electric current is used to destroy the hair follicles individually. It's a time-consuming process, as each hair follicle must be treated separately, but it can provide long-term hair removal.

Prescription Medications:

Some prescription medications, such as eflornithine (Vaniqa), can slow down facial hair growth. However, they don't provide long-term removal, and results vary. You also need to use them continuously to maintain results.

Hormone Therapy:

If excessive facial hair results from hormonal imbalances, your healthcare provider may recommend hormone therapy to address the underlying issue. This can be effective in reducing unwanted hair growth.

Consult your doctor:

It might be worth consulting with a doctor to determine the cause of your unwanted chin hair. They may be able to advise you based on your needs and circumstances.

At-Home Devices:

There are also at-home IPL hair removal devices available on the market, which may offer some degree of hair reduction. However, their effectiveness varies and won’t be the same as professional treatments. It's important to follow the instructions carefully and be patient with the results.

In conclusion

Achieving long-term hair removal may take time and consistency, and the method that works best for you may vary based on your skin type, hair colour, and other factors. It's crucial to seek professional advice and discuss your options before getting long-term hair removal treatment.

If you are interested in Laser Hair Removal, Setsuko Beauty Clinic offers a free consultation.

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Setsuko Takeuchi

Setsuko is a Beauty Therapist with more than 15 years experience. After obtaining an NVQ level 3 from Exeter college, she obtained further level 4 qualifications in Laser & Light Therapy Treatments CIBTAC and Skin Needling VTCT. She has also had advanced training in Intimate Waxing from Kim Lawless.