HIRSUTISM related hair growth in women
Hirsutism is the growth of dark hair in areas where women typically grow fine hair or no hair at all: above the lip and on the chin, chest, abdomen, and back. It is safe to say that masculine distribution of hair in a girl or a woman is not only a cosmetic catastrophe, and it is also a source of emotional trauma. Also is often regarded as a lack of femininity.
Hirsutism is caused by an excess production of male hormones called androgens, secreted by the ovaries or adrenal glands and produced locally in the hair follicle. A few various conditions can lead to hirsutism.
The two most common causes of hirsutism are polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and idiopathic hirsutism.
What is Polycystic ovary syndrome?
This hormonal disorder affects about 6 percent of women. During the reproductive years, the most common symptom of PCOS is irregular or infrequent menstrual periods. Other sings include facial or body hair, severe acne, thinning hair on the head and, obesity. The disease gets the name from many small cysts that build up inside the ovaries. The many cysts in the polycystic ovary are eggs that mattered but, due to abnormal hormone levels, were never released. All of this is triggered by abnormally high levels of androgens, the male hormones.
Women with PCOS often have irregular menstrual cycles because they are not ovulating each month.
PCOS is also linked with other medical problems, such as infertility (due to irregular menstrual cycles), obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and possibly heart disease.
Idiopathic hirsutism has no identifiable cause. Could be a mild variety of PCOS. Progressive growth of coarse body hair is typically the only symptom in women with this condition. Menstrual cycles are regular in women with idiopathic hirsutism.
The decision to treat hirsutism is sometimes a matter of personal choice. There is a wide range of “normal” amounts of body hair among women. Race and ethnicity play a significant role in the growth of body hair. As an example, Asian and Native American women tend to have little body hair, whereas Middle Eastern and Mediterranean women tend to have moderate to large amounts of body hair.
Our culture also determines how much hair is cosmetically acceptable and how important it is to remove “excessive” hair. The psychological impact of hirsutism can range from annoying to severely disabling. Every woman who is troubled by hirsutism should not hesitate to ask her health care provider about treatment options.
Treatment for hair growth related to PCOS — The hirsutism of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and idiopathic hirsutism are treated in similar ways. The treatment of PCOS may also involve lifestyle changes, including weight loss, treatment of infertility, diabetes, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Different methods can be used to physically remove or lighten excess hair so that it less noticeable, such as shaving, depilating, depilatory creams, electrolysis hair removal, and laser hair reduction. However, for women with PCOS, the hair will grow back after either treatment, unless medication to suppress hair growth is also taken (a birth control pill or antiandrogen).
Electrology 300 specializes in the service of helping women experience that smooth look on their face with a minimum number of treatments and fewer side effects like scarring, discoloration on the skin, pitting.
We understand that getting facial and body hair under control is very important for emotional and phycological well-being.