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Electrolysis Permanent Hair Removal for Facial Hair, PCOS, Hirsutism, Excess Body Hair

Are you growing hair in unusual places where you do not want them to be such as on the neck, chest, chin and back? PCOS / PCOD, Hirsutism, chin hair, beard, sideburns, upper lip hair

Hirsutism is a medical term, which refers to excess body hair and facial hair in women. It occurs because of an increased production of androgens or male hormones. The increased sensitivity of the androgen receptors in the skin follicles also causes hirsutism.

PCOS is a very familiar term in every household these days. 1 in 10 women of child bearing age suffers from PCOS.  There are many sources on the internet where you can find information on PCOS, its etiology, symptoms, treatment, etc. So, let's not get into it today - let's focus on facial hair for now.

Among the many symptoms of PCOS (aka PCOD) is HIRSUTISM (excess hair). It’s most noticeable on the face the sternum, the breasts and on the stomach (above the pubis) and affects 70% of women suffering from PCOS.  The main cause of this excessive hair growth is androgens (male hormones), which in women affected with PCOS, is very high (contrary to the very low amounts usually found in females).PCOS, PCOD, nipple hair, hair breasts, electrolysis

How does Hirsutism present?  It presents as coarse, dark hair on the face, chest, abdomen, back, upper arms & legs.  Is it treatable? Definitely with proper diagnosis, medical and cosmetic procedures.

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The link between androgens & facial hair - first let's talk about vellus hair and terminal hair:

  1. Vellus hair, aka peach fuzz, is lightly pigmented, fine and short. It's found on the face and back.
  2. Terminal hair is coarse, thick, long and usually found at genitals, scalp and under arms.

With PCOS, hair follicles become sensitive to hormones. When androgens act on these follicles, the vellus hair converts into terminal hair, producing thicker, darker and larger hair, similar to males.  Androgen Sensitive Areas are the upper lip, chin, breast, lower abdomen, inner thighs, lower back.

Facial shaving: Many beauty bloggers are writing articles and posts touting the wonders of facial shaving, but they are failing to stress the negatives of shaving with PCOS and Hirsutism.  Hair follicles in PCOS are sensitized, and terminal hairs replace peach fuzz (vellus hair).  When you start shaving hair which was originally peach fuzz (vellus hair), after a period of time it changes to terminal hair.  This new hair appears more thick, blunt and darker.PCOS, PCOD, upper lip hair, sideburns, beard, chin hair, waxing, shaving, tweezing, electrolysis

Contrary to what people say, hair doesn't grow back thicker (it just appears to).  Hair narrows towards the tip with a broader base towards the follicle.  When you shave, the hair is cut at the shaft level, which is obviously thicker and blunter than the tip.  This gives the illusion that the hair is growing thicker.  Beauty gurus fail to emphasize this and instead propagate the myth that shaving makes hair thicker.

Shaving Frequency:  People living with PCOS experience hair growth that is 2 or 3x faster, and thicker, than usual. Hair can grow up to 1mm in a day! Hair won't grow back thicker if you shave, but it will definitely appear thicker, because of the natural shape of the hair.  You will need to shave more frequently if you want a smooth look.

 

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The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency, for diagnosis, or for the substituting of any treatment. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions, and for all prescriptions.