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EXCESSIVE BODY HAIR

Excessive body hair in women is termed as hirsutism. It refers to the growth of coarse, dark hair In areas where women typically grow fine hair or no hair at all.

It includes areas like

  • upper lips,
  • chin,
  • chest,
  • abdomen, and
  • back.

This is generally due to excessive levels of androgens.

Managament of Hirsutism

Hirusutism should be evaluated by our expertised dermatologist for any hormonal abnormalities and associalted symptumns like No periods, Infertility, Obesity etc.Based on clinicaland lab evaluation various treatment options are advised.

What are the treatment of Hirsutism?

  • Medications: Medications like birth control pills and anti-androgens can decrease the amount, growth and coarseness of hair.
  • Laser: Laser involves passage of a beam of light through the skin to the hair follicle to destroy it. Laser makes hair more finer, less denser and reduces the growth rate.
Authored By Dr. Harish Prasad

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