Hair Removal Methods for Hirsutism Sufferers

Hair Removal Methods for Hirsutism Sufferers

Hormonal imbalance in women’s bodies is the main reason for a medical condition like PCOD or PCOS. This problem brings many changes in women (physically and mentally) and one of the physical changes a woman faces is hirsutism (the excessive hair growth on the face, chin, back, and stomach). Other than the PCOD factor, obesity can also increase the risk of having hirsutism. This condition affects 6% to 11% of women who are of childbearing age. Because of it, women feel uncomfortable around people and start looking for ways to remove excessive hair growth. We understand how it feels to face a problem like this one. In this article, we will discuss what is hirsutism? And the three best hair removal methods for hirsutism sufferers.

What is hirsutism?

Hirsutism is a medical condition related to excessive hair growth on the body. A person especially women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB) face dark and heavy hair growth on the body area like the chin, upper lip, chest, back, or abdomen. However, thin and light hair growth on the body parts (which is called peach fuzz) is normal. There is another term “Terminal hair” which is also used for the dark heavy hair growth on body parts because it is not a hirsutism condition, they are just typical thick and dark hair.  

 

How do you get rid of hirsutism in hair?

We have mentioned three top methods which can help you to deal with excessive hair growth due to hirsutism. Let’s discuss them one by one:

1.     Laser

Laser hair removal treatment is mostly preferred by women who experience dark and heavy hair growth on their bodies and face. In this process, a professional focus a single beam of light on the hair growth area which directly targets the melanin present in the hair (mostly dark hair has a large amount of it). No doubt the large area of the body can be treated with this method in exchange for multiple sittings. But, a person who is suffering from the hirsutism condition couldn’t get the benefit from it. Because hirsutism mainly arises due to the hormonal imbalance in women (or PCOD and PCOS which also arises because of hormonal imbalance).

Laser hair removal treatment is ineffective on hirsutism sufferers until or unless the hormonal issue gets to be treated properly. Before you make a decision for undergoing laser hair removal treatment, you should visit the doctor to check if you are dealing with any hormonal imbalance issues. Your doctor will then guide you to take the decision.

2.     IPL

IPL intense pulse light, cosmetic treatment is considered as same as laser treatment. Because this method also uses laser light for removing unwanted body hair and the process is also the same as the laser hair removal treatment. The difference between these two methods is that the IPL handset produces a broad amount of laser light for the fast killing of hair growth cells.

IPL technology is a great way of removing unwanted body and facial hair without experiencing any kind of pain or irritation. This method has little to no side effects as and if any skin sensitivity issue arises, it will go in a couple of days. Apart from that, it is a cost-effective treatment with long-lasting results. Unlike other hair removal techniques, this method doesn’t leave any ingrown hair in the epidermis. But if you are suffering from hirsutism then you might face some challenges during the sessions. So, before considering this one as the option, it’s better to take advice from your doctor first.

3.     Shaving

Shaving is the hair removal method that has been used by women and men for a long time ago. It removes the hair from the base and you don’t have to make an appointment to do this. And this method only needs shaving cream and a razor to do the task. A person who is dealing with hirsutism can remove unwanted hair by using the shaving method. But once you start, you will have to do it on a regular basis because the hair will grow back in two or three days. Shaving unwanted hair with hirsutism makes your skin dry and also there is a risk of cuts which can cause infection.

Summary

Hirsutism is related to the skin and excessive hair growth, especially on the woman's face. That’s why this problem can create many complications like low confidence and skin problem in women. In this article, we have discussed three top ways to deal with the excessive facial hair issue that you can use. But, all the above-mentioned solutions are temporary ways to deal with hirsutism and also include some side effects if your skin is sensitive. For a permanent solution, you should visit your doctor and consult your problem with him/her. Also, it is important to balance your hormone level with the help of a doctor’s prescribed ways.