Many women and men choose to remove unwanted or excessive facial or body hair for various reasons: cosmetic, social, cultural or medical. Medical indications for hair removal include:
- Hirsutism – It is a condition of unwanted, male pattern hair growth in women. Hirsutism manifests as an excessive growth of coarse and pigmented hair on the face, chest, back and abdomen. It may be caused by high level of male hormones (androgens) in women, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), etc.
- Pseudofolliculitis barbae – the so called razor bumps. They develop after shaving, when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin (ingrown hair).
- Hypertrichosis – it is characterised by overgrowth of hair on the scalp, face and body. It can be congenital (due to a genetic mutation) or acquired (often under the influence of some medications). Both men and women may be affected.
- Men undergoing sex change operations
- To remove hair from grafted donor sites (hair transplant)
Medical conditions listed above should be treated prior to, or concurrently with hair removal treatment. There are a number of different temporary and permanent hair reduction methods available. At Radiance for You practice we offer permanent hair reduction using Diode 810nm laser combined with radio frequency (RF). To read about this procedure click on the following link – Laser Hair Removal.