Why You’re Hairier Than Usual: A Woman’s Guide To Hirsutism
Ever notice that you are hairier than most of your gal pals? You are not alone – hirsutism is a condition that affects over 5% – 10% of women globally. (Fun fact: hirsutism is actually a condition that is more prevalent in Asians!)
While it is completely normal to have some form of body hair, women suffering from hirsutism tend to have an “abnormal” and unusual hair growth on parts of the body that is typically seen in men, including the face, stomach, chest or back.
A condition that often begins during puberty – many women do not actually know that they hirsutism. Those who do however, end up feeling distressed and a threatened sense of self and their personal image.
So, if you have ever wondered what causes this condition, and what is the best way to treat it (hint: laser hair removal) – you have come to the right place!
When things get hairy
When it comes to excessive body hair, it is primarily attributed to higher levels of androgen that over-stimulates the hair follicles – resulting in too much hair growth.
Symptoms often include other masculine features, including a deepened voice, acne and increased muscle mass. While there are many causes of hirsutism, not all of them are fortunately reversible. In majority of cases, it is due to a condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) – a hormonal disorder that causes a woman’s hormones to go out of whack.
Good news is, hirsutism is usually not a health issue. However, there is still a slight chance that it is triggered by a much more serious, underlying medical condition – making it pertinent to always seek a doctor’s opinion should you notice symptoms.
After being diagnosed with hirsutism, a doctor is likely to prescribe oral and topical medications in order to lower or block the actions of androgens on your hair follicles. In addition, hormone therapy can help to inhibit hair growth – but note that it doesn’t work to eliminate the hair that is already present.
This is where laser hair removal swoops in as the wonderful, semi-permanent solution that helps to reduce and eliminate any unwanted hair present. It is important to expect a higher number of treatment sessions, and also a slightly more intense, tingly sensation during your body hair removal treatment – but there’s no cause for alarm.
During your Super Hair Removal (SHR) treatment with us, we first apply our unique Princess Gel™ with cooling properties and skin-loving benefits – doing our best to make it a comfortable and painless hair removal process as much as possible!
Clinical studies have also shown that consistently going for follow-up treatments is key to ensuring your hirsutism doesn’t pose a problem in the long run. It is important that you stick to the treatment plan and follow the recommended interval periods between sessions in order to see the best results.
At Datsumo Labo, we offer one of the best laser hair removal packages ranging from basic to more comprehensive treatments plans that cover you from head-to-toe. So, if you are ready to start your hair removal journey with us – we are too!