shutterstock_241588915hair growthThere are two types of excessive hair growth: hypertrichosis and hirsutism. These usually occur separately, but at times also in combination.


Hypertrichosis

Hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth in places where some hair already grows naturally. Fine hairs can appear on the face, near the temples and the eyebrows. Hairs on the arms can grow longer and increase in number. In that case, the lower legs and torso are usually also more hirsute. Hypertrichosis occurs in men as well as women and begins in puberty.

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Hirsutism

Women can develop hair growth in places where usually only men develop hair. A great deal of hair then appears on those parts of the body where women usually only have downy hair: on the upper lip, cheeks, chin and on the neck, around the nipples, on the breasts, the back, the belly and in the groin area. Hair growth on arms and legs is also more than normal.

Hair growth is controlled in part by hormones. Excessive hair growth can also be congenital. The most frequently occurring cause of hirsutism is hypersensitivity of hair follicles to a normal amount of male hormones (androgens).

Some women with hirsutism have an elevated level of androgens in the bloodstream.
A blood test can be performed for clarification.

At The Beauty Centre, we regularly treat many women and men to help eliminate and control excessive hair growth.
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