Unwanted facial and body hair
Permanent hair removal.
Unwanted facial hair in women is common, and is most often a result of ethnic background or heredity. In a small percentage of women, it may be caused by androgen overproduction or other metabolic and endocrine disorders. Approximately 20% of women are affected by the presence of unwanted facial hair growth on the moustache and chin area, and this can be a source of anxiety, depression and a reduced quality of life.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of androgen excess, and 70%-80% of patients with androgen excess demonstrate hirsutism, though this sign may be less prevalent among women of Asian extraction. There is a strong familial predilection for hirsutism, primarily because the underlying endocrine disorders in this population and the factors regulating the development of hair growth have a strong genetic component.
Patients should be adequately advised of the available permanent hair removal treatments. No single method of hair removal is appropriate for all body locations or patients, and the one adopted will depend on the character, area and amount of hair growth, as well as on the patient's age and their personal preference.
The Brookdale clinic offer an expert service to help you decide on the best option for you. Call us today to arrange a free consultation.