Unwanted Hair & Ingrown Hair’s – Vancouver Medi Spa
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Unwanted Hair & Ingrown's

Unwanted Hair, the normal amount of body hair for women varies. Most of the time, a woman only has fine hair, or peach fuzz, above the lips and on the chin, chest, abdomen, or back. If you have coarse, dark hairs in these areas, the condition is called hirsutism. Such hair growth is more typical of men.

Women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens). If your body makes too much of this hormone, you may have unwanted hair growth. To remove unwanted hair, some opt for waxing.

In most cases, the exact cause is never identified. It tends to run in families. In general, hirsutism is a harmless condition, but many women find it bothersome or even embarrassing.

A common cause of hirsutism is Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS and other hormone conditions that cause unwanted hair growth may also have acne, problems with menstrual periods, trouble losing weight, and diabetes. If these symptoms start suddenly, you may have a tumor that releases male hormones.

Other, rare causes of unwanted hair growth may include:

  • Tumour or cancer of the adrenal gland.
  • Tumour or cancer of the ovary.
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Hyperthecosis (a condition in which the ovaries produce too many male hormones).
  • Use of certain medicines, including testosterone, danazol, anabolic steroids, glucocorticoids, cyclosporine, minoxidil, and phenytoin.

Rarely a woman with hirsutism will have normal levels of male hormones, and the specific cause of the unwanted hair growth cannot be identified.

An Ingrown Hair occurs when a shaved or tweezed hair grows back into the skin. It can cause inflammation, pain and tiny bumps in the area where the hair was removed.

Ingrown hair is a common condition that results from hair removal. It’s most prevalent in black men who shave facial hair. But ingrown hair can affect anyone with tightly curled hair who shaves, tweezes or waxes to remove hair.

Often, an ingrown hair improves without treatment. You can avoid ingrown hair by not removing hair. If that’s not an option, you can use hair removal methods that lessen the risk of developing ingrown hairs.

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