Laser & Hirsutism

Hirsutism is a condition that causes excessive or increased hair growth in women. The disorder is common and can vary depending on the person’s race or ethnicity.

Causes of hirsutism

In many cases, the cause of superfluous hair growth is an excess of the male hormone “androgen” in the female body. Although all women have a certain amount of this hormone, as well as all men have estrogen hormone in their bodies. Excess androgen hormone can cause excessive hair growth.

However, androgen is not the only reason for excessive hair growth, as other factors may include Genetic predisposition, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Thyroid gland disorder.

Hirsutism treatments

As with any disease, the medical treatment for Hirsutism will very much depend on the medical diagnosis. A problem caused by a thyroid condition will have different treatments for a strain of the same disease caused by a hormonal imbalance. However, many sufferers find that once they find the reason, the treatment prescribed begins to have the required effect.

Because the growth of excess hair can be both noticeable and embarrassing, many women find themselves in the position of wanting a treatment that will not only cure the disorder but will allow them to cover or hide the condition in the meantime. For this reason, many sufferers utilise the many available medical treatments, and also vanity treatments, such as laser hair removal.

If you’re suffering from a hormone imbalance, treating the underlying imbalance will make your laser removal even more effective. And even for those who have an imbalance, laser treatments are still far more effective than other methods.

In the past, many people avoided treatments such as hair removal because of the common Myth that removing hair (through any method) could make it grow back thicker and faster. We now know this to be untrue and there is no medical evidence to suggest that any method of hair removal can stimulate hair growth.

Laser hair removal provides an effective treatment because the results last longer than shaving or plucking and will reduce the amount of hair permanently. On average, laser hair removal sessions should be spaced out four to six weeks apart. In comparison, a woman would probably need to shave at least twice a week within this time to get the hair to be not visible.