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What is excessive and unwanted hair in women?
Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman’s body and face is the result of a condition called hirsutism. All women have facial and body hair, but the hair is usually very fine and light in color. The main difference between typical hair on a woman’s body and face (often called “fuzz”) and hair caused by hirsutism is the texture. Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman’s face, arms, back, or chest is usually coarse and dark. The growth pattern of hirsutism in women is associated with virilization.Women with this condition have characteristics that are commonly associated with male hormones. The presence of excess body hair can lead to feelings of self-consciousness, but it isn’t dangerous. However, the hormonal imbalance that can lead to it may compromise a woman’s health.
Causes of excessive or unwanted hair
Women develop excessive body or facial hair due to higher-than-normal levels of male hormones, which are called androgens and include testosterone. All females produce androgens but the levels are typically low. Certain medical conditions can cause women to produce too many androgens, thus leading to this male-pattern hair growth. This can also be the cause of moderate to severe acne as well. Some other causes of hirsutism are:
Hirsutism runs in some families and isn’t associated with an excess of androgens. Therefore, you may be more likely to have unwanted hair growth if your mother, sister or another female relatives has it. It’s also more prevalent in some families with Mediterranean or Middle Eastern ancestry.
Some ethnicities have naturally higher levels of androgens. Women of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, Indian and African American ancestry tend to be more prone to hirsutism.
Puberty, pregnancy and menopause are all responsible for fluctuations in hormone levels (hey, mood swings and cravings!). Hair can sprout up in areas where it didn’t exist before. In the case of pregnancy, excess hair growth tends to stop when the bundle of joy is delivered. In the cases of puberty and menopause, hair growth can be controlled once the problem is addressed with hormone therapy.
Some medications are linked with hirsutism. So if you start taking a medication and notice your hair growth is getting out of control, it may be worth asking your doctor if it could be the cause.
Stress or a super active lifestyle can sometimes lead to more hair. High levels of cortisol, which is often called the stress hormone, might be to blame.
Your doctor will take a detailed medical history when diagnosing hirsutism. Discuss your medication use with your doctor to help them determine the cause of your condition. Your doctor will likely order blood tests to measure your hormone levels. In some cases, your doctor may also order blood work to make sure you don’t have diabetes. Ultrasounds or MRI scans of your ovaries and adrenal glands may be necessary to check for the presence of tumors or cysts.
Treatment for excessive or unwanted hair
If you’re overweight, your doctor will probably suggest that you lose weight to reduce your hair growth. Obesity can change the way your body produces and processes hormones. Maintaining a healthy weight may correct your level of androgens without the use of medication. You may need medical treatment if excessive hair growth is a symptom of PCOS or adrenal disorders. Drug therapy in the form of birth control pills and antiandrogen medications can help balance your hormone levels.
- Antiandrogen medications:Steroidal androgens and nonsteroidal (or pure) antiandrogens can block androgen receptors and reduce androgen production from the adrenal glands, ovaries, and pituitary glands.
- Combination birth control pills:These pills, which have both estrogen and progesterone, may help shrink the cysts from PCOS. The estrogen can also help reduce excess hair. These drugs are usually a long-term solution for hirsutism. You will most likely notice improvement after three to six months of drug therapy.
Your doctor may prescribe the cream eflornithine to reduce the growth of facial hair. Your facial hair growth should slow after one to two months. Side effects of eflornithine include skin rash and irritation.
Hair removal techniques are a nonmedical way to manage excessive or unwanted hair. These are the same hair removal methods that many women use to keep their legs, bikini line, and underarms free of hair.
- Waxing, shaving, and depilatories:If you have hirsutism, you may need to be more proactive about waxing, shaving, and using depilatories (chemical foams). These are all pretty affordable and take effect immediately, but they require continual treatment.
- Laser hair removal:Laser hair removal involves using concentrated light rays to damage your hair follicles. Damaged follicles can’t produce hair, and the hair that’s present falls out. With sufficient treatments, laser hair removal can provide permanent or near-permanent results.
- Electrolysis:Electrolysis is the removal of hair using an electric current. It treats each hair follicle individually, so the sessions can take longer.
- Both laser hair removal and electrolysis can be expensive and require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Some patients find these treatments uncomfortable or slightly painful.
Outlook for excessive or unwanted hair
Excessive or unwanted body and facial hair is a long-term challenge. Most women with diagnosed hormonal imbalances respond well to treatment, but the hair can grow back if your hormone levels become out of sync again. If the condition makes you self-conscious, counseling and support from friends and family can help you to cope. Depending on the underlying cause and your choice of treatment, treating hirsutism may or may not be a lifelong commitment. Laser hair removal or electrolysis can provide more permanent results than shaving, waxing, or depilatories. Conditions that cause hirsutism, such as PCOS or adrenal gland disorders, may require lifelong treatment.