Excess hair growth in women and men is an issue for many people throughout the country. Whether it’s excess hair on the face, excess hair on the body or hirsutism, hair removal treatments for excessive hair growth are available. Hirsutism is also a condition with excessive hair growth that affects many people. Treating hirsutism and excess hair growth with laser hair removal is one of the safest, most effective treatments for excessive hair.
While hair is the skin’s natural protective mechanism and grows all over the face and body, appearance issues may results from excess hair growth in women and men. Hirsutism may also be a factor concerning excess hair growth on certain areas of the body such as the face and chest.
It’s best to consult with a board-certified dermatologist when addressing excessive hair issues. While plucking, shaving, waxing and electrolysis are options for hair removal, they are all time consuming hair removal treatments. They also require daily, weekly or monthly maintenance or specific procedures.
WHAT IS HIRSUTISM AND THE CAUSES OF EXCESSIVE HAIR GROWTH?
Hirsutism commonly occurs in those with a hypersensitivity to androgens or excessively high levels of androgens. Hirsutism occurs in women 90 percent of the time, although men can also experience hirsutism.
Causation factors include:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (most common)
- Insulin resistance
- Cushing’s disease
- Excessive growth hormone
- Congenial adrenal hyperplasia
- Tumors in the ovaries
- Specific medications
Some people just naturally have darker, thicker hair on the face and body. Darker, thicker hair in certain normal areas is known as either terminal hair or axillary hair dependent on the exact location. While “peach fuzz” or vellus hair grows all over the face and body, excessive hair is due to terminal, axillary or androgenic hair.
This leads many to seek laser hair removal treatments to address excess hair removal. Treating hirsutism and excess hair growth with laser hair removal helps both women and men remove excess hair over the entire body and face.
TREATING HIRSUTISM AND EXCESS HAIR GROWTH WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL OPTIONS
For safely and effectively treating hirsutism and excess hair growth with laser removal hair removal, Dr. Umar uses Candela’s GentleYAG Laser with a 1,064-nanometer wavelength. It’s patented cryogen cooling system offers laser hair removal treatments with comfort and safety. It’s also safe on all skin types. GentleYAG removes excessive hair, both thick and thin, all over the face and entire body.
The highly concentrated light energy from the laser beams target hair follicles. The intense light energy destroys the hair and minimizes regrowth. The pigment within the follicles absorbs the light.
Laser hair removal works for by putting existing hair into the telogen resting phase. This phase is where follicles don’t produce new hair shafts. Laser hair removal treats existing, visible excessive hair that eventually leads to a permanent reduction of hair. You need multiple laser treatments for most effective way of treating hirsutism and excess hair growth with laser hair removal.
Dr. Umar is an expert in the nuances of treating hirsutism and excess hair growth with laser hair removal.