Do you ever feel embarrassed about unwanted hair in unwanted places? While this is a common affliction for men, excess hair in women sometimes has more of a negative stigma. Because of this, excessive hair growth in women can often result in low self esteem. Doctors refer to this condition as hirsutism.

All women have hair on their bodies, but it’s usually light in color and soft in texture. Women show suffer from hirsutism have thick, dark hair. But there is good news: we can treat this condition.

Causes and Treatments for Excess hair in Women

Common places excess hair from hirsutism grows

Women of Mediterranean and Indian descent are most commonly affected by hirsutism, but it can affect other people, too. We’ll talk more about this below. Any extra hair can be embarrassing, leading women to try waxing, shaving, and nairing. However, these efforts won’t be enough to hide the extra hair for long.

This condition causes hair growth to occur on the:

  • Facial area including upper lip, chin, and sides of ace
  • Chest and areolas
  • Back
  • Middle of the abdomen
  • Thighs and buttocks

Virtually anywhere on the body can sprout unwanted hairs.

Causes of excessive hair growth in females

Disproportionate hair is usually attributed to high androgen levels (the male sex hormone) in women. Although it’s normal for women to produce both male and female sex hormones after puberty, a hormone imbalance can cause the body to create it at an exaggerated rate.

Other causes of excessive hair growth include:

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause
  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Medications like minoxidil, testosterone, and cyclosporine

If you believe your immoderate amount of hormones are caused by a condition, rather than family lineage, it’s a good idea to speak with a doctor.

The cure for hirsutism

If your hirsutism symptoms are caused by another condition, medical advice can help treat additional symptoms. If you’re simply interested in getting rid of the hair, there are several options.

Excess hair in women can fixed by frequent waxing or shaving—which have recently become a bit of a hassle when compared to more modern conveniences. Shaving works for about a day or two and then the hair comes in thicker and faster.  Waxing is quite painful and time consuming.

Laser hair reduction, on the other hand, has long lasting instant results. Laser hair removal is perfect for any sort of body hair and can effectively rid your body of any unwanted hair for a long time.

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