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What Is The Best Treatment For Excess Hair Growth
Is there a way to cure excess hair growth on the back that doesn't involve repeated shaving or epilation?
Laser: Laser hair removal can be very helpful at reducing the rate of hair growth. However it takes 3-5 monthly treatments and then maintenance treatments (1-3/year). Know that it is not a cure and hair will continue to grow but at lesser rates the more treatments you get. It is also not covered by insurance and can get expensive. If you do get it done, make sure they are a board certified physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a excess hair growth on chin and have a polycystic ovaries which is best doctor to get treated and get my preganancy?
Since the age of 12 i have had excess hair growth on parts of my body that a woman usually shouldn't have. Could i have hirsutism?
It is Hormonal: Excess of hair on the body in women is called Hirsutism. The extent and degree range from normal to slight or severe excess. If you think these are getting worse, you should go see a doctor dealing with Hormone disorders(Endocrinologist) or see a gynecologist. This can be sorted out with further testing to check all your Hormone making glands in your body. ...Read more
Yes: There are many options for removing unwanted hair. Temporary methods include shaving or waxing. Long-term hair removal can be achieved with either laser hair removal or electrolysis. Laser hair removal is effective for removing hair that is dark in color, and thicker hair responds better than fine hair. Electrolysis can remove hair of all colors, but it is impractical for large areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on where is: Excess hair growth can be due to genetics or abnormal hormones. Waxing, shaving, plucking, and laser removal can result in removal of the excess hair. Hormone changes can help slow down or stop excess hair growth in certain areas. There are creams for the face that can slow down hair growth, birth control methods can help as well as thyroid hormones if that is a cause. Depends on underlying cause. ...Read more
No: The number of hair follicles is not due to whether you wax or not. Their is a certain number of hair follicles and they regrow based on that. Overtime if you wax frequently enough then the number can actually decrease. ...Read more
Depends on the drug?: Hirsutism is a term used to describe increased hair growth in women where hair doesn't usually grow like the jaw/back/abdomen. This can be associated with drugs, most commonly drugs with androgen activity like steroids, danazol, progestens, methyldopa, etc. Can be a sign of an underlying hormone disorder associated with disease like obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovary, or a hormone releasing tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about puberty. due to all the hair, am I really done or is that just excess hair growth?
Hair Removal: Hair depilatories can help dissolve your hair on the surface of your skin. Technically, hair depilatories are applied on the skin and work by breaking down the hair's protein structure. These products are available on the market and may come in the form of lotions, gels or creams. Laser hair removal is effective but costly. ...Read more
I've had excess hair growth since I was a teen - including on my face (female, now in late 20s). Someone told me that this could be a sign of cancer?
I have a prob of excess hair growth on my chin .Waxing is not fruitful.I had my blood test done , n its hormonal disbalance. I m really upset what to ?
This: This condition is called "hirsutism". Many women face this problem due to the hormonal imbalance. If your condition is only restricted to the face, laser therapy is viable option to provide a long lasting result. I would recommend go to an experienced dermatologist who is a laser specialist in your area. Since this can be considered as a cosmetic treatment your insurance will not cover for the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pcos in this connection i have excess hair growth on my face. so, please give an homemade remedy for the problem ?
How can I find out if I have pcos? I have regular periods but have other symptoms like adult acne, excess hair growth, & weight gain.
Absolutely : Pcos is the most common cause of hirsutism, but androgens are also secreted by the adrenal gland. A block in the metabolic cascade of these hormones can cause androgen elevation. Cushing's syndrome can also cause hirsutism. Some medications can cause hirsutism. There are also androgen-secreting tumors which can cause hirsutism. Occasionally no cause can be identified. ...Read more
I heard there's hormonal pills for hirsutism. ..excessive hair growth, I'm black and I was wondering do these pills stop hair growth on head as well?
No: No, they work on the areas where the hair follicle is sensitive to (male) hormones by inhibiting the effect of testosterone which accelerates growth. In the case of the head (scalp) hair the excessive testosterone effect leads to hair falling (androgenetic alopecia) and this can be mitigated by the anti hirsutism pills. Thus these pills would slow head hair falling, not slow hair growth on head. ...Read more
I have hirsutism and fear taking meds to lose hair growth on my head instead of my buttocks and face. Help.
Hair removal: You can pluck the hair or cut it short or wax. There is no home redemy to get rid of hair at the hair line only. ...Read more
I've had pcos since puberty, it has been untreated for the last 10yrs. After losing weight my periods have become regular. Will the excess hair & deep voice likely resolve themselves too? Treatments?
Maybe: Voice may change slightly; if not, make sure lab has normalized and doesn't need further treatment. Hair growth may decrease in rate of growth; male hair may be less likely to spread to other areas, but once hair follicle is masculinized by higher male hormone levels, it never changes back. Only laser or electrolysis can remove it but expensive. Metformin help further lower Insulin resistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hirsutism include a sudden, excessive growth of vellus hairs, with no male pattern of distribution? Or is it solely terminal hair in male pattern?
Hirsutism: Hirsutism is a term that refers to growth of terminal hairs in women in areas that normally don't have hair or have vellus hair, such as chin, chest, abdomen, etc. There are some medications, such as oral or topical Minoxidil among others and certain health conditions that cam cause sudden excessive vellus hair growth. Please have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to doctor : First it would be important to determine why you have hirsutism as there are a number of different causes with the most common being PCOS. First treatment would be oral contraceptives but it would depend on your risk factors, if you smoke, your age and medical history. There are other medication and dermatologist procedures that be considered. Best to talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more
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