Excess Hair

Excess hair on the face is a common problem in women.In most instances a hormonal irregularity cannot be found;it is thought that hereditary influences are primarily responsible for the hair appearing on the face of otherwise healthy women.Temporary removal of hair can be done by plucking individual hairs with a tweezer,pulling multiple hairs with wax,the use of depilatories,and shaving.

Plucking and waxing pull the hair shaft out of the follicle.The hair regrows eventually and the process must be repeated just as in shaving off the hair,although there is a longer period of time before reappearance of the hair.Depilatories are chemicals that actually dissolve the hair shaft and remove the hair down to the skin surface.The hair grows back just about as fast as if it had been shaved.Depilatories can be very irritating to the skin,however,particularly the face.Many women find the smell to be objectionable,no matter how it is masked with perfume.
No matter hair is removed,it will not grow back thicker either in numbers of hair or size of individual hairs.This is popular misconception.

One of the common method of treating excess hair is bleaching the hair so it is not as visible.This can be done in a beauty shop or with commercially available bleaches made especially for facial hair.But they can be irritating to sensetive skin.
In rare instances,excess facial hair may be related to a hormonal  problem and the condition will have to be investigated by a specialist familiar with these problems.A consultation with dermatologist and Gynecologist is a wise step.
Laser treatment can control the problem but its not the permanent solution.



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