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Hirsutism In Women - Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Them!

Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi 86% (20 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hirsutism In Women - Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Them!

Are you growing hair in unusual places where you do not want them to be such as on the neck, chest, chin and back? Hirsutism is a medical term, which refers to excess body hair and facial hair in women. It occurs because of an increased production of androgens or male hormones. The increased sensitivity of the androgen receptors in the skin follicles also causes hirsutism.

Diagnosis
Hirsutism is diagnosed using two methods:

  1. The Ferriman Gallwey model involves the visual inspection for detecting the presence of excess hair. The amount of hair growth in nine areas of your body is quantified in this model. However, this is not an ideal method as many women shave or pluck their hair.
  2. Blood test for excess androgens is another method for diagnosis of hirsutism. The different tests include free testosterone, total testosterone and DHEAS or dehydropiandosterone sulphate. Women with PCOS (polycysticovarian syndrome) are likely to have increased levels of free testosterone in their body because of the absence of enough sex hormone binding globulin.

Removing excess hair
There are several ways by which you can get rid of excess body and facial hair. They are as follows:

  1. Plucking is a way of hiding hair during early stages. It is an easy fix. However, plucking from the follicle may lead to the distortion of the follicle, which may cause hair to thicken and turn darker.
  2. Depilatories is another way of removing excess hair due to hirsutism. Depilatories remove excess hair by the use of a chemical which dissolves the hair.
  3. Waxing is also effective for removing excessive hair. In waxing, warm wax is spread over the affected areas; a strip of cloth is placed over it, and rubbed on the wax. After holding the skin tight, the cloth is pulled off.
  4. Several medicines are used for dealing with hirsutism in women such as oral contraceptives, which help in removing the amount of androgens in the body. The androgen production may decrease as a result of oral contraceptives. The amount of circulating concentration of androstenediones and total testosterone are also reduced. Anti androgen medicines are also prescribed in some cases.
  5. Electrolysis is opted as a measure of managing excessive hair. In the process, a needle gets inserted along the hair shaft. After this, an electric pulse is sent to the root. This makes the hair release from the follicles and they are pulled out.

Laser hair removal is the final option for hirsutism treatment. In this method, light from the laser eliminates several hairs in the affected area. The pigment present in the hair absorbs the energy from the laser and gets destroyed.

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Face Ke hair Kaise remove Karu koi homemade remedies bataye jise se ye hath jaye.

Dr. Vivek Kumar Dey 82% (20 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bhopal
Face Ke hair Kaise remove Karu koi homemade remedies bataye jise se ye hath jaye.
Home based remedies- shaving, waxing, epilation, threading etc medical treatment- diod laser, nd yag laser.
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I am 17 years old. I have hairs all over my face also on cheeks. I want to get rid of them permanently. And how to straighten my lower teeth?

Dr. Sathish Erra 89% (14758 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Sexologist, Hyderabad
I am 17 years old. I have hairs all over my face also on cheeks. I want to get rid of them permanently. And how to st...
Excess hair growth can be treated by a handful of natural and effective home remedies. Here are some - Egg White Mask. The excessive facial hair growth can be greatly curtailed by this egg mask. Sugar and Lemon Face Mask. Lemon And Honey. Potato and Lentil. Papaya and Turmeric.
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Excessive Facial Hair (Hirsutism) - What You Should Do?

Dr. Sangeeta Varma 89% (106 ratings)
M Derm, DNB (Dermatology & Venereology) , MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Excessive Facial Hair (Hirsutism) - What You Should Do?

Women can find unwanted hair growth very embarrassing. This is especially true if she sports hair growth on her face. Excessive hair growth on a woman is also known as hirsutism. This differs from the usual fine 'peach fuzz' that covers the rest of the body. Such hair can be characterized as dark and coarse.

Hirsutism has a number of causes. Some of the most common reasons for this condition are:

Genes
Hirsutism often runs in families. Thus if your mother or grandmother suffered from this skin condition, chances are that you may suffer from the same. This is most commonly seen in people from the Mediterranean region and south East Asia.

Hormones

Hirsutism is also linked to an abnormally high level of male hormones like androgens in the body. This is usually seen in cases where women suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, Cushings syndrome or tumors in the adrenal gland.

Medication
A shift in hormone levels is also a common side effect of many types of medication. This is typically seen in drugs that include hormones such as anabolic steroids, drugs that spur hair growth and drugs that help with endometriosis

Facial hirsutism can be treated in a number of ways. Some of the ways to remove excess hair are:

Shaving
This is an easy and quick way to remove unwanted skin. however, it may irritate the skin and with every shave, the hair growth may get coarser.

Bleaching
This is a temporary solution for Hirsutism but may irritate the skin and does not suit dark skinned women.

Waxing
When done regularly, waxing can reduce the amount of hair growth. However, this is a painful technique and can cause skin inflammation.

Laser hair treatment
Compared to the above forms of hair removal, laser treatment can remove hair for the longest period of time. However, this is not a permanent solution and can have side effects like the lightening or darkening of skin.

Electrolysis
This is permanent solution to hirsutism. It can require several sittings and may also lead to scarring or changes in skin colour.

Medication
Prescription drugs can also change the way hair grows on the body. However, if you stop using this medication the hair growth with go back to its original form. Birth control pills and anti androgen blockers are the most common form of prescription drugs used to treat hirsutism.

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My wife has hairs on her chin n on her upper lips She has done waxing many times, used many creams but of no use. When we consult a doctor he insisted for laser treatment. Which we will not prefer. Can some one suggest me something other than the laser treatment.

Dr. Shihiji Shrivastva 88% (10 ratings)
MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Delhi
My wife has hairs on her chin n on her upper lips
She has done waxing many times, used many creams but of no use.
Whe...
Please do get her hormonal profile done as well. Consult with endocrinologist. Rile out hormonal issue. As of now the technology provides with laser technology for such hair removals .can be complimented with eflora creams. If needed.
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Will there be any side effects of lomasathana lepa. How long will it take to get rid of facial hair permanently. From where can I buy it. How to use it. Please describe respected doctor.

Dr. Mandakini 93% (815 ratings)
Bams
Ayurveda, Noida
Will there be any side effects of lomasathana lepa. How long will it take to get rid of facial hair permanently. From...
Lomshatan oil I know not lepa, no it's not side effects it's depend upon Seviarity of hair growth.
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There are so much of acne on my face and my hair is got white at this age because of it I feel so embarrassed.

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 94% (55002 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
There are so much of acne on my face and my hair is got white at this age because of it I feel so embarrassed.
Acne or pimples. Due to hormonal changes. Oily skin causes it. Common in adolescent age. May occur in adults also. Food like Oily foods, ice cream, chocolate and sweets increase it. Treatment depends on the grade of pimples or acne. So, please send photos by direct online consultation as it's a must to see which grade of pimples or acne for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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What To Do In Case Of Excessive Facial Hair?

Dr. Sandeep Gupta 92% (1387 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
What To Do In Case Of Excessive Facial Hair?

Women can find unwanted hair growth very embarrassing. This is especially true if she sports hair growth on her face. Excessive hair growth on a woman is also known as hirsutism. This differs from the usual fine 'peach fuzz' that covers the rest of the body. Such hair can be characterized as dark and coarse.

Hirsutism has a number of causes. Some of the most common reasons for this condition are:

Genes

Hirsutism often runs in families. Thus if your mother or grandmother suffered from this skin condition, chances are that you may suffer from the same. This is most commonly seen in people from the Mediterranean region and south East Asia.

Hormones

Hirsutism is also linked to an abnormally high level of male hormones like androgens in the body. This is usually seen in cases where women suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, Cushings syndrome or tumors in the adrenal gland.

Medication

A shift in hormone levels is also a common side effect of many types of medication. This is typically seen in drugs that include hormones such as anabolic steroids, drugs that spur hair growth and drugs that help with endometriosis

Facial hirsutism can be treated in a number of ways. Some of the ways to remove excess hair are:

Shaving

This is an easy and quick way to remove unwanted skin. however, it may irritate the skin and with every shave, the hair growth may get coarser.

Bleaching

This is a temporary solution for Hirsutism but may irritate the skin and does not suit dark skinned women.

Waxing

When done regularly, waxing can reduce the amount of hair growth. However, this is a painful technique and can cause skin inflammation.

Laser hair treatment

Compared to the above forms of hair removal, laser treatment can remove hair for the longest period of time. However, this is not a permanent solution and can have side effects like the lightening or darkening of skin.

Electrolysis
This is permanent solution to hirsutism. It can require several sittings and may also lead to scarring or changes in skin colour.

Medication
Prescription drugs can also change the way hair grows on the body. However, if you stop using this medication the hair growth with go back to its original form. Birth control pills and anti androgen blockers are the most common form of prescription drugs used to treat hirsutism.
 

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Hirsutism!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 90% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hirsutism!

Hirsutism (masculine in women) is a condition of unwanted, male-pattern hair growth in women. Hirsutism results in excessive amounts of dark, course hair on body areas where men typically grow hair — face, chest and back.
Rubric: generals, hair, distribution in women; masculine (=hirsutism)
2nd grade medicine - sep
3rd grade medicine - bar-c, cimic, cortico, ign, lyc, puls, thuja

Hello I am suffering from hair loss and pimples issues on my face. Hair loss is too much .can you please suggest me what to do?

Dr. Dinesh Jain 92% (59 ratings)
MBBS, DVD, MD, London school of Medicine
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Hello I am suffering from hair loss and pimples issues on my face. Hair loss is too much .can you please suggest me w...
Hi, you can take cap evion 200mg daily for 1 months . however please visit us or get in touch so that we can understand your problem better and find some solution .
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