Hirsutism (Excess Facial Hair)

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Hirsutism:

  • Excess hair (hirsutism) is typically noted on the face but may also been seen on the:
    • Lower abdomen
    • Breasts and nipples
    • Arms and legs
    • Chest
    • Lower Back
    • Hands and feet
    • Fingers and toes
  • Hirsutism is also more common in certain ethnic groups such as people from the Mediterranean Basin, Middle East and South Asia
  • It may be associated with excess production of male type hormones from the ovaries (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
    • This syndrome may be associated with irregular periods, weight gain, tendency toward developing diabetes and difficulty getting pregnant
  • Hormones levels, such as free testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S) can be checked with a simple blood test

Treatment:

  • Traditional forms of hair removal that have been used include: sugaring, waxing, plucking, tweezing, electrolysis and shaving
  • Contrary to common belief, shaving will not make the hair grow darker, thicker or more quickly
  • If blood tests show elevated hormone levels, oral medications can be used to lower the hormones and reduces facial hair
  • Electrolysis may be used for hair removal
    • Unfortunately electrolysis is, time consuming, tedious and often not practical to treat large areas such as the legs and back
  • Lastly, the most effective form of long lasting hair reduction is Diode Laser Hair Removal

Which aesthetic procedures can be used for hair removal?

Do I need to get a doctor’s referral to set up an appointment?

  • No, a referral is not necessary

When can I start having treatments?

  • Today!
  • For your convenience, the services above are available in my office

What if you are interested to learn more?

  • If you would like to learn more:
    • Please click on the blue text links above
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    • Or call our aesthetic centre directly at (905) 549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians

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