Excessive hair refers to unwanted body and facial hair in both men and women. We all have hair on almost every part of our bodies but some people have more than others. The presence of excess hair can lead to feelings of self-consciousness, but the condition itself is not dangerous.
How Excessive Hair looks
What causes it
What causes Excessive Hair?
The major cause of excess hair is the imbalance of sex hormone called androgens. In women, excess hair is referred to as Hirsutism. Hirsutism is defined as hair in a male pattern(thicker and darker hair). Although all females produce androgens, it usually remains at low levels. When there is a hormonal imbalance of androgen, excess hair can occur.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) causes an imbalance of androgen hormone which may slowly result in excess hair growth. Other medical conditions such as Cushing syndrome and Congenital adrenal hyperplasia triggers hair growth due to continuous exposure to hormone cortisol.
Sometimes excess hair growth has no identifiable cause. This tends to be more common in people from Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and South Asian ancestry.
Waxing, plucking, threading, shaving or creams are short term solutions for hair removal. For longer term and permanent hair reduction, the treatment needs to target the hair follicle to stop new hair from growing.
Laser Hair Removal uses a medical pulse light laser for the hair removal process. The laser applies heat to the hair follicle at the root to safely, effectively and quickly remove unwanted hair on the face and body. This treatment is suitable for all skin and hair types.
Hair loss also known as alopecia or baldness refers to loss of hair from part of the head or body. Most people have up to 150,000 strands of hair on their heads. Each person tends to shed about 50 to 150 strands of hair in a day which is normal. Anything above this amount is classified as hair loss.
Skin pigmentation disorder affects the color of the skin and is caused by excess melanin production. It can occur in small patches, cover large areas or affect the entire body.
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