Info About Excessive Body Hair or Hirsutism
Excess Hair or Hirsutism
Hair or Hirsutism
From time to time,
we here at shopinprivate.com will offer some information that
we hope can help our customers. Here is some information about
excessive hair growth.
What is Hirsutism?
Excess body hair or
hirsutism, is a condition that occurs in women with male-pattern
hair growth. Hormonal factors, such as the balance of estrogen
to testosterone determine how much body hair a woman has. Every
woman has low levels of testosterone some women have an abnormally
high amount. Hirsutism is caused by the elevation of testosterone
that is produced by the ovaries.
What Causes Excessive
Hair growth varies
among individuals. Women sometimes have a slight increase in hair
growth during menopause, because estrogen levels plummet, while
testosterone levels remain stable or slowly decline over the years.
Some particular ethnic groups, such as those of Mediterranean
descent tend to be more hirsute, while Asians are less inclined
to grow excess hair. Also, hormone replacement therapy may
cause excessive hair growth.
How Can I Treat
Excessive Hair Growth?
can be easily treated. Excessive hair can be shaved, waxed, plucked,
chemically dissolved or bleached.
Hirsutism is sometimes
(but rarely) related to hormonal abnormalities. If excess hair
growth is accompanied by irregular menstrual periods, extreme
acne or infertility, please consult your health care provider.
Please visit our hair
removal page for products to remove excessive hair.
- Plucking removes
hair by the root. This method is best for small areas such as
the face. This can be accomplished by using tweezers
or an electric plucker.
- Shaving removes
hair from the surface. Contrary to popular belief, shaving does
not make hair grow thicker. Shaving is a good alternative for
slow hair growth. Razors, manual
or electric, are good for this process.
- Chemical dissolution,
such as depilatories
work by exfoliating unwanted hair. Many depilatories contain
moisturizers that soften skin as it removes the hair.
- Bleaching lightens dark hair on the face and body. Many
creams contain hydrogen peroxide, which is a bleaching agent.