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Breaking the Silence: Hirsutism and Mental Health

A woman who is depressed

Many of us silently grapple with the issue of unwanted facial hair, facing what's medically termed hirsutism. It's not just about how we look; it's about how it makes us feel. This condition can truly take a toll on our mental well-being, affecting our self-esteem and overall quality of life.

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Peach Fuzz, Facial Hair & Body Hair on Women: Newsflash - It’s Normal!

A woman who is East Indian, wearing a green shirt and dark pants, with a questioning look on her face as wondering I have always had a lot of facial hair. I thought I was the only one but now I am beginning to wonder - are the others like me?What is Peach Fuzz and Body Hair?

Peach fuzz, scientifically known as vellus hair, is fine, light-coloured, barely noticeable hair that appears on the face, neck, and other parts of the body.  Body hair, or terminal hair, is the coarser, darker hair that grows in areas like the underarms, pubic …

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Is Facial Hair Normal for Women? Yes....and No....

A group of diverse women, all ages and different ethnicities, standing alongside each other, arms wrapped around each other, all wearing casual clothing, smiling at camera

The Reality of Female Facial Hair

Every woman has facial hair, it's a universal fact. However, the texture, color, and amount of facial hair can vary significantly from person to person. Some women may have fine, light hair that's barely noticeable (which is "normal"), while others may have d…

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Managing Hirsutism Caused by PCOS: Exploring the Effectiveness of Electrolysis

Side profile of woman with male pattern hair growth on sideburns, neck and chinPolycystic Ovary Syndrome and Unwanted Hair: How Electrolysis Offers Hope

Women with PCOS / PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or Disorder are both the same condition, but depending on what part of the world you are from are referred to with slightly different names) have to deal with a range of upset…

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PCOS? Hirsutism? Beware of Laser Hair Removal Which Can Cause Paradoxical Hypertrichosis (Excess Hair Growth)

Paradoxical Hypertrichosis - a possible side effect from laser hair removal

What is Paradoxical Hypertrichosis?

Paradoxical Hypertrichosis is when laser hair removal can paradoxically cause excess hair growth (hypertrichosis).

This happens because laser can stimulate hair follicles, which can cause an increase in hair density, colour or coarseness - or a combination of t…

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