How To Get Rid of Excessive Hair

By Subodh / March 5, 2011

Excessive new hair growth (hirsutism) is a common problem experienced by women. This condition is characterized by too much hair growth in areas where hair normally does not appear on women.

For instance, some women get a “beard” because hair grows on their chin, and they sometimes find that they grow too much chest hair. Ladies can sometimes feel very unfeminine if they notice hair is growing too much in places they do not want it. Women of Mediterranean and Near Eastern ancestry, for example, have more visible hair than their North European counterparts. Caucasians have more hair than Africans; and both Asians and Native Americans have less than other peoples. Following menopause, women normally grow more facial hair. But the sudden development of male-pattern hirsutism in a younger woman often indicates an imbalance of sex hormones, especially if there are other signs of virilization, such as a deepening of the voice and increased muscle growth. Porphyria, a genetic disease marked by extreme sun sensitivity, can cause hirsutism, as can tumors of the ovaries or adrenal glands. If a cause cannot be identified the condition is called idiopathic hirsutism. In both sexes, hirsutism may develop from certain medications: these include prednisone and other corticosteroids,phenytoin (Dilantin), an anticonvulsant medication; and minoxidil (Loniten), an antihypertensive agent.

Therefore, seek a way to get rid of this condition as soon as possible. After the hair is gone, their confidence in their appearance returns.

Diagnostic Studies And Procedures

A general physical examination will reveal the extent and pattern of hairiness, as well as any signs of masculin ­ ization. Specific tests will be done to rule out an underlying medical cause. A gynecological examination, including a pap smear, should be done. The ovaries may be examined at that time for abnormalities, and vaginal and cervical cells may also be analyzed to determine whether normal amounts of female hormones are being produced. In addition, a urine analysis may be ordered, and blood tests to study hormone levels, especially testosterone. If a hormone producing tumor is suspected, ultrasonography and a CT scan may be recommended. When an ovarian tumor is a possibility, laparoscopy an examination using a viewing instrument inserted through a small incision near the navel may be ordered.

If you are a woman, you might be wondering what is to come. What you see below are some suggestions regarding some ways you can get rid of hair from your body right at home. These usually work if you apply one of these methods correctly.

Removal methods

These are some of the most common home hair removal methods. These are chosen because they are very inexpensive, but they each have their advantages and disadvantages.

Plucking– This is a process by which you pull out each piece of hair one by one. This is the most affordable way to get eliminate excessive hair because all you need is a pair of tweezers.

However, the downside is that his process requires an endless amount of patience. Plus it can be painful. Yet, at the same time it is a very thorough and effective solution, and there are ways to diminish the pain of the process.

For example, if you are use a high-quality or new tweezer, you can easier remove the hair from the root without breaking it off. You can also rub ice on the locations where you pluck to numb the pain.

Shaving– Shaving is also inexpensive and is ideal for temporary removal of hair in areas where it grows very fast and thick. Your legs and arms for one can benefit from shaving. This solution does not last as long as would a plucking but it is painless (unless you cut yourself) and less time consuming.

To avoid razor burn or cuts you should moisten your skin beforehand. Heat also might help, such as when you are doing it in a warm-moist bathtub or after taking a shower. An advantage of shaving is you not only remove hair but also dead skin cells.

Hot wax- This solution requires applying warm, semi-melted wax on the area where unwanted hair grows. You place the wax on which usually is nowadays applied in ready-made strips. Then you wait for the wax to harden.

Once the wax has cooled and hardened you should pull the wax off, and along with it will also be removed the unwanted hair. You should be very careful when doing this because too hot of wax can burn your skin.

Since waxing is a potentially painful job, it is advisable that you have this procedure performed by an expert. Also be prepared for the possibility that your skin might appear red or irritated after tearing off the wax.

A Newer Solution

These days, you can find so many different ways to remove unwanted hair. A more advanced and easier solution to try is the use of a hair cream. Nair is one of the popular brands, but there are others. Just make sure you do not leave it on too long and make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients.

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