Excess body hair in women
On men, hair is often seen as something attractive, but on women, excess hair can be seen as embarrassing and unwanted, and can have a serious effect on self-esteem.
Hirsutism can occur on many parts of the body including the feet, breasts, face, fingers or stomach. It’s actually really normal, too – hair is genetic, and infinitely more common in people from certain cultures and backgrounds.
As we’re told we should shave, pluck or wax every single follicle of excess hair, especially if we’re heading out with the hairy skin exposed, it can be difficult for those with excess hair to cope with the fact they don’t fit in with that ideal. But the truth is, the women we see on TV and in the media have been groomed to look the way they do and most women on the street have hair in places they’d rather not have it.
Medical causes of excess hair growth
Polycystic ovarian syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia are two possible causes of excess hair growth. Fortunately there are also a lot of solutions – the contraceptive pill often being a good line of defence.
Other options include medication, creams and of course laser hair removal – which will take a while, but is the only permanent way to remove excess body hair.
Choosing laser hair removal to get rid of your hair
Laser hair removal is a great option for women whose body hair is getting them down, It’s relatively painless and, after just a few treatments, you could be fuzz-free forever and get on with your life more confident than you ever have been before.
The process is really straightforward, too – the laser damages the hair follicle, which leads the hair to grow back much slower and weaker than before. After a few treatments, the hair will stop growing back entirely and you can throw out the razors!
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