Normally women have sparse and fine hair over upper lip, chin, chest, back and abdomen. However, under certain conditions, women may grow thick and coarse hair in these areas. This is known as hirsutism.
Women generally produce male hormones in small quantities. Unwanted hair growth is caused by excessive production of male hormones. One of the most common causes for this is PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Certain types of tumors can also lead to excessive male hormone production. In many cases, the cause of hirsutism remains unknown. The condition often runs in the family.
External appearance plays an important role in today’s society. Although hirsutism is a harmless condition, it can be mentally traumatizing. Most women suffering from the condition have low self esteem and confidence levels. The problem is usually a long term one and hair removal is the best method of dealing with it.
A wide array of hair removal solutions is available in the market. These include shaving, waxing, tweezing, threading and depilatory creams. These are examples of temporary solutions. Laser hair removal is a permanent option. If the rate of hair growth is high and you need a long term solution, laser hair removal is your best bet.