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Excess Hair Growth and Hirsutism

Dr. Aman Sharma

Dr. Sharma's Treatment For Excess Hair Growth and Hirsutism

When the hormone levels have been high for a significant duration of their lives and mostly after menopause, signs of virilization might be seen, which include:

Male-pattern hair loss
Deepening of voice
Acne
Decrease in the breast size
Increase in muscle mass
Enlargement of clitoris

 

Hirsutism can be managed and treated by any dermatologist near you or by an endocrinologist who specialized in hormonal disorders.

 

The most common causes of Hirsutism:

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – This is the most common condition which is caused by an imbalance of sex hormones. It can be detected and managed through diet and medications.
Cushing syndrome – Cortisol is a hormone that is made in the body by the adrenal glands but can also be increased from taking medications like prednisone for a long time.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia – This is an inherited condition where there is abnormal production of steroid hormones including cortisol and androgen.
Medications – Some medications such as minoxidil; danazol, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and others might cause excessive hair growth.
Topical Creams – If you or your partner uses topical products especially cosmetics, containing hormonal chemicals, then you can be affected through skin-to-skin contact.
Moreover, often it happens with no known cause.

 

The treatment for excessive hair growth is usually not required until it hampers social and personal life. For women who want some treatment, searching best excess hair growth clinic in Delhi can help you in finding a dedicated dermatologist or endocrinologist who can medically treat you. In terms of looking to manage it on your own, developing a self-care routine for unwanted hair, and trying integrative medicine therapies to balance your hormones.

Excess hair growth and Hirsutism treatment can be easy and you just need to find out which works for you:

 

If you have concluded that self-care of hair growth is not working for you, then you can get in touch with the best dermatologist in Delhi self-care is not the methods of hair removal that haven’t worked for you, talk with your doctor about drugs that treat Hirsutism. These medications, however, do not have any instant result and usually take up to six months, the average life cycle of a hair, before you might begin seeing a significant difference in hair growth.

 

Medications that block androgens like oral contraceptives are a common over-the-counter treatment for short-term relief as they are not as effective after having them for six months. The other commonly used prescribed anti-androgen for treating Hirsutism is spironolactone which takes at least six months for it to start showing a noticeable difference.

 

Topical creams on prescription are also available in the market for excessive facial hair in women. It has to be applied directly to the affected area of the face. It works by slowing down the growth of new hair, but you still need to use other hair removal ways to get rid of the existing hair.

 

Hair removal methods are plenty and the results vary as well as the costs. Some such methods that can be easily done at home or combined with medical therapy include:

  •         Laser Hair Reduction – A beam of highly concentrated light (laser) is passed over your skin which damages the hair follicles and prevents hair growth. It requires multiple sittings and sessions but decreases the hair growth substantially and might also have long-term lasting effects.
  •         Shaving – The most cost-effective yet tiring way, as it needs to be repeated regularly.
  •         Waxing – Normally, women and some men, wax their faces, armpits, arms, and legs for a hairless look, it can also be used in other areas where you might want to get rid of unwanted hair.
  •         Hair remover creams – This process includes using chemicals mixed in cream form to help dissolve hair roots and loosen the hair and it is directly applied to the desired areas.
  •         Depilation – This involves an epilator which is a small machine that mechanically grasps the hair and pulls them out along with its roots.
  •         Bleaching – Bleaching is a short-term immediate solution as the bleach helps in lightening the hair color and making it less noticeable.

 

Excess hair growth and Hirsutism treatment cost in India ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 per session varying on the type of treatment that suits you best.

 

At Sparsh Clinic, our dermatologists and team of integrative medicine specialists in Delhi can help you figure out the best treatment for your condition and you can get it treated at affordable costs.

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