My facial hair was reddish-brown, and it was COARSE!
I had electrolysis done, but I really had no idea what I was doing when I started.
I looked into laser, but I have been told by several dermatologists I am not a good candidate.
I went to an electrologist who was really nice, and she did clear my face, but it probably took a little longer than it should have and left my skin a little worse for wear. One of the main reasons I started my site was to help people make smarter, more informed choices than I did. I basically wrote what I wish someone would have handed me when I started!
The last time I shaved my face was November 1996. I was cleaning out my closet the other day and found the old dusty electric razor I used to use. I can't tell you how great it is not to deal with that any more!
So, there's permanent options out there, but it takes a lot of research to find the right person for the job. Choose carefully and do your homework up front, and you'll save yourself a lot of trouble later!