Unwanted or Excessive Hair Growth
|Excessive hair growth (also called hirsutism) can occur in both men and women. Women who experience hirsutism have excessive growth of dark, coarse body hair that may appear on the face, chest, abdomen, and back. Excessive facial hair is the most troublesome to women.
The cause of excessive hair growth varies. Common causes include genetics, endocrine disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome, and medications like hormones, steroids, and birth control pills. It can be normal depending on race and geographic origin and when it runs in families. Some rare causes include menopause, puberty, pregnancy, ovarian tumor, and drugs.
Often, the extra hair growth has no explanation. Treatment of excessive hair growth depends on the cause of the problem.
Many patients prefer not to have hair in certain locations due to personal and medical reasons. Laser hair removal is available to cause a permanent reduction of the hair. Our Sciton BBL is effective at removing dark hairs on lighter skin with minimal side effects. The number of treatments required for maximum results will depend on the individuals needs, but expect at least 5 treatments.