Your body naturally grows hair from the time you’re a child and continues to grow hair through your adult life. This is a natural part of human life, but most people are uncomfortable with the amount of hair on their bodies.
Sometimes hair growth is just a normal part of daily life, but sometimes extra hair growth is present through a condition called hirsutism. This skin condition is common and affects up to 10 percent of people born female. It’s caused by an increase in androgens, a hormone in the female body.
Most women have some hair on their face and body, often known as peach fuzz, but the hair from hirsutism has a coarser texture than normal hair. This hair can appear on the face, chest and stomach, back, and arms and is much darker than other hair on the body. Hirsutism is hereditary and can show up in women of any race.
Another condition called hypertrichosis also causes the body to grow unwanted hair. With this condition, hair can grow anywhere on the body. This condition is often found in men but can also be present in women.
While having hair on the face and body doesn’t make you physically unhealthy, it can lead a person to feel self-conscious or cause them to shy away from socialization. In addition, it can cause anxiety and be emotionally taxing. The extra dark hair can also make you look older than you are.
There are many DIY methods to get rid of unwanted hair, but many are tedious and give temporary results. Shaving and waxing can get expensive as you continually go through products and razors.
When you shave, you’re really making your situation worse because it cuts the hair at the surface. When this happens, the hair grows back quickly and has a blunt edge, making it appear darker and more coarse, just exacerbating the issue.
Creams and lotions promise to remove hair but often cause skin irritation or allergic reactions, and sometimes they aren’t even effective. Instead, they lead to blotches and patches on the skin that look worse than having the hair there to start with.
But with laser hair removal, you can finally rid yourself of your unwanted facial and body hair. This is a safe, effective method to rid yourself of dark, coarse hair. Laser treatment is non-invasive and can keep unwanted hair away for six months or more. In addition, laser treatments eliminate the need to shave, wax, pluck or even undergo electrolysis.
If you’re bothered by the hair growth on your face or body, whether from a medical condition or just your daily growth, contact us today to see how our safe, effective laser hair removal treatments can help you live life to the fullest.