Also known as Hirsutism, excessive hair growth in females is a problem shared by many. Normally the hair grows in places where it would grow on men, including the upper lip, chin, side-burns, chest and back.
While most women have very fine or transparent hairs growing on their face, it is estimated that 3 out of every 20 women have coarse and thick hair growing in these places, making it very visible. This growth of excessive hair in women can be very embarrassing, to say the least, for any person who has it.
At Laser Skin Care, we are all about making people feel good about themselves. There are those who need additional hair through hair transplant in Dubai and there are those who want to get rid of unwanted bodily hair through Laser hair removal Dubai. On this topic we are tackling the causes and treatments for excessive facial hair growth in women.
Causes of Hirsutism
The mere excessive growth of these hairs is caused by high levels of androgen hormones in a woman’s body. As we all know, androgens are the dominant hormones found in men.
So what leads to the over-production of these manly hormones which stimulate your hair follicles in unlikely places?
Polycystic ovary syndrome: Commonly known as PCOS, this is a common condition faced by a number of women. An imbalance of sex hormones causes PCOS and it is characterized by irregular monthly periods, infertility, tendencies that lean towards obesity, loss of hair and of course an over-production of hair.
Certain medications: There are certain medications whose side-effects include excessive hair growth. Some of the common medicines that lead to Hirsutism are those used in the treatment of endometriosis.
Tumors: Although rare, some tumors like those that attack the adrenal glands or the ovaries can lead to over production of hair follicles in women, especially if the tumor is secreting androgen hormones.
Cushing’s syndrome: People normally get this when they are exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol. This is caused by exposure to stress over a long period of time.
It is always advisable to know what is causing your excessive hair growth before you embark on a journey for treatment. The most important treatment for Hirsutism is balancing your hormones and depending with the cause, you can have anti-androgen blockers. After the hormones have been balanced, one can then choose to Get rid of the unwanted hair through different methods like shaving, waxing, threading, laser hair removal in Dubai, medication, creams and electrolysis.
At Laser Skin Care, we always recommend opting for laser hair removal in Dubai, which has a number of advantages, especially when it comes to permanent hair reduction. These include:
- Long term effectiveness: Laser hair removal in Dubai is very effective when it comes to getting rid of unwanted bodily hair. This is because it targets the root of the hair follicle whereby it zaps it out of existence. Getting rid of the hair permanently may require you to have a few sessions of laser, but in the end it will be worth it.
- Speed: Laser hair removal is very fast, and all you have to do is lie back and let the therapist do his job. Depending on the size of the target area, it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes and you can go on with your day as usual.
- Less painful: If you though laser hair removal is painful, think again. The only thing one feels while undergoing the treatment is a little zing, which lasts about half a second. On the other hand it depends on who is performing the treatment. At Laser Skin Care, we have qualified laser technicians who ensure the process is as comfortable as possible.
- Accurate: Laser hair removal is very accurate when it comes to zapping those unwanted follicles out of existence. The laser beam targets the root of each hair, thereby ensuring it does not come up again.
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At Laser Skin Care, ensuring patient comfort is our middle name. That is why we offer free consultations, and that is why you should book one right now and clear off the unwanted hair on your body by Laser Hair Removal Treatment Dubai.