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:
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.