Excessive hair growth is a frequent cosmetic concern for both men and women.
At Advanced Dermatology, we offer multiple options for treating excessive hair growth depending upon the hair type, the skin-type, and the location of the hair on the body.
Excess hair, medically known as hirsutism, refers to the growth of coarse and dark hair in areas where it is typically minimal or absent. This condition can affect both men and women, although it is more commonly seen in women. Excess hair can appear on various parts of the body, including the face, chest, back, and abdomen. While it is not usually a serious medical condition, it can impact self-esteem and quality of life.
The development of excess hair is often linked to hormonal imbalances. In women, an excess of androgens (male hormones) can lead to hirsutism. Conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and adrenal gland disorders can contribute to hormonal fluctuations and excess hair growth. In some cases, excess hair may also be a result of genetics.