Excessive or Unwanted Hair Growth

What is it? What are causes/ symptoms and/or signs?

The causes of  typical or excessive hair growth is broad. The severity of excessive hair growth differs for each individual.

Idiopathic hirsutism

Most women sustain the excessive body hair growth without any evidence of hormonal disorders. The increased sensitivity to hormonal stimulation by androgens, therefore male hormones, is to blame, that is in some minor range produced by a female body.

Heredity and race

The Influence of heredity on the hair growth is indisputable, but increased body hair is also tied to racial affiliation. Increased hair growth can be found in women with dark hair and women from the Mediterranean and India.

The period of time after menopause

During this period, the production of female sex hormones- estrogenes – is decreases. Up to 20% of women reported excessive hair growth.

Endocrine disease

Endocrine disease is when a glan produces too much or too little of an endocrine hormone, causing a hormone imbalance. Endocrine disease affects the adrenal gland, thyroid gland, pituitary gland or ovaries. Which causes polycystic ovarian syndrome, hyperprolactinemia and hypothyroidism.

Side effects of Drugs

Excessive hair occurs when taking hormonal medicines containing androgens, but also when taking some anti-epileptic drugs or chemotherapy.

Treatment Solution:

Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal works by emitting a specific wavelength of light to target the hair follicle at the root. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) and transmitted down the shaft, disrupting the growth mechanism when it reaches the root. The light energy is then transformed to heat energy the heat then affects the hair follicles to prevent future hair growth.

Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal treatment provides a permanent solution for a range of different areas across the body. This is achieved through a series of sessions that target specific areas of growth and eliminate the follicles. Generally, between 6 to 8 treatment sessions* can eliminate 90% of growth permanently.

At Australian Laser & Skin Clinics, we use the latest technology in Laser Hair Removal. All of our treatments are performed by a laser safety certified clinicians.

PLEASE NOTE: As laser is attracted to pigment, Laser Hair Removal. We also don’t recommend Laser Hair Removal if you  have white, blonde or ginger hair or have dark skin. Please call us for a Free Consultation to assess your suitability.

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