EXCESSIVE HAIR GROWTH
Excessive hair growth, also known as hirsutism is a common problem among women, caused by an increased level of male hormones known as androgens.
PROBLEMS FOR PATIENTS
The most common questions about excessive hair growth that may arise in the patient’s mind are:
What are the causes behind excess hair growth?
Excessive hair growth in women may be caused by an increase in the amount of circulating male hormones called androgens in the body such as testosterone which promotes an abnormal and excessive growth of hair. This can occur as a result of a variety of certain systemic conditions.
It may also be caused by increased sensitivity of hair follicles to the effect of the androgens.
When to consult a ESTHETICIAN ?
Hirsutism induces psychological stress on the individual in relation to her outward appearance. This can cause a reduction in self-esteem and should be treated as fast as possible.
Is there any permanent treatment?
Depending on the treatment option, the condition can be treated permanently. This may be done by the complete removal of hair follicles.
Is the treatment only for women?
While women are more likely to seek treatment for excessive body hair than men, the treatment procedures are not only for women but men can also benefit from them.
What will happen after Excessive Hair Growth treatment?
After repeated treatments, the hair will cease to grow on the treated areas, especially if the hair follicles have been removed. There may be a minimal chance of blister formation directly after the procedure. Follow up sessions should be done every 3-4 months that will make the results more permanent.
INFORMATION AND CAUSES OF THE DISEASE:
Excess hair growth occurs in areas where women usually grow fine hair or no hair at all. On the chin, chest, and above lip line, etc.
There can be many reasons behind excess hair growth among which commonly seen is PCOS (polycystic ovary disease), Use of certain medicines, including testosterone and glucocorticoids and some congenital abnormalities. Cushing’s disease is also a common cause.
One form of hirsutism is also known as idiopathic hirsutism. There occurs a gradual increase in coarse body hair growth and this is often related to PCOS. For a complete diagnosis of the underlying disease, certain blood tests should be performed for an accurate diagnosis. Level of testosterone, Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and prolactin should be measured in the blood.
EXCESSIVE HAIR GROWTH TREATMENT PROCEDURES AT MELOCARE: