Excessive or Unwanted Hair
What is Excessive Unwanted Hair?
Excess or unwanted hair is common in both men and woman. Excess hair may not have a specific cause, however excessive hair growth in woman is called hirsutism. The hair is usually thick and dark, rather than fine and fair. This growth of hair usually appears on the face and chest and could also be a side effect of PCOS. If you suspect that your hair growth is abnormal, it is best to consult your doctor.
What causes Excess hair
Hirsutism occurs when females produce an excess of male sex hormones called androgens, or are more sensitive to these hormones. All women produce androgens; it’s fluctuating levels which can cause problems.
Although all females produce androgens, these usually remain at low levels. When there is a hormonal imbalance of them, excess hair can occur. This fluctuation of hormone levels and symptoms such as excess hair can be triggered by a medical condition called PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Certain medical conditions and the menopause can also trigger hirsutism.
Our excessive / unwanted hair Treatment Options
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How To Prevent Excess hair
There are a number of hair removal solutions which can be used at home. These offer only temporary results and can be painful, messy and time-consuming:
This is the quickest and easiest method of hair removal but can result in shaving rash, ingrown hairs and irritation, which isn’t ideal if you are removing hair from your face
Hair Removal Creams
These work by dissolving the hair with a type of acid. They are popular because they don’t cause stubble, but can irritate some sensitive skin types
Waxing, Plucking or Threading
These methods all involve pulling the hair out from the root. The downside is they can be painful and difficult to do yourself. They can also lead to folliculitis, which is inflammation of the hair follicles
Epilators are electrical hair removal devices which pluck out the individual hairs with lots of tiny tweezer-type mechanisms, which are built into the handheld device. They provide more long-term results than shaving, but can be painful and cause folliculitis
This doesn’t remove the hair, but will make it lighter and less noticeable. Bleaching isn’t advised for very sensitive skin types as it may irritate the skin. It’s also not really effective if you have dark skin because it could make the hair more noticeable
What sort of results can I expect?
You can expect to see the best results with a course of treatments, after which the hair will have been reduced dramatically and the skin left silky-smooth.
Who can have this treatment?
The treatment is suitable for both the face and body, and is designed to treat all skin types and tones. The treatment works particularly well on coarse, dark hair. However, our team of experts will discuss any issues with you during your free consultation.
What areas of the body can I have treated?
Laser hair removal is safe to use anywhere on the face and body. For women, the most popular treatments are on facial hair and the bikini line, and for men, the shoulders and back.