What Causes Excessive Hair Growth?
Excessive hair growth occurs for many reasons, such as, hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth for an individual’s age, gender or race, or medical reasons, such as hormonal imbalances associated with hirsutism (male patterns of hair growth on a woman).
Men and women of any age can have unwanted, excessive hair. Facial hair on a woman or excessive body hair on either a man or woman may have a negative effect on a person’s self esteem and self confidence.
If you do have excessive hair growth on any area of the body (including the face), it is important to have a dermatologist diagnose your hair condition to rule out medical causes for the hair growth. Your dermatologist will also recommend the appropriate treatment for your particular presentation and ensure that treatment is administered correctly.
Excessive or unwanted hair can be easily removed without constant shaving, plucking, waxing or rolling. Laser Hair Removal is one of the safest and most effective ways to permanently remove unwanted hair for both men and women.
At Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, we use a variety of state-of-the-art laser and light energy devices for hair reduction, including:
- The Elite MPX Nd:YAG 1064
- The Alexandrite 755
- The Icon IPL
Laser / IPL hair removal is a safe and effective technique that works by deactivating the hair follicles with minimal stress on the skin. When used properly in the hands of, or under the guidance of, a skin specialist such as a dermatologist, it’s a safe and effective hair removal technique for most skin and hair types.
You don’t have to be bothered by unwanted hair any longer. Call Art of SKIN Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation. We will assess your skin type and suitability for hair removal treatment. We will discuss your options and come up with the best permanent hair removal plan for you.
Note that patients may be required to have a medical assessment of their hair growth condition with Dr. Lubitz prior to any laser treatment. If Dr. Lubitz suspects a potential medical cause for the hair growth, patients will need a referral from their physician for a medical consultation.