What is excess hair

Excess hair is a common condition that can occur in both men and women. Sometimes excess hair growth has no identifiable cause; this tends to be more common in skin types from a Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and South Asian background. It can also be hereditary.

In women, excess hair is often referred to as hirsutism. This is defined as hair in a male pattern; hair that is thick and dark, rather than finer and fairer. Hirsutism occurs when females produce an excess of male sex hormones called androgens, or are more sensitive to these hormones. Although all females produce androgens, these usually remain at low levels. When there is a hormonal imbalance of them, excess hair can occur. This fluctuation of hormone levels and symptoms such as excess hair can also be triggered by a medical condition, called PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). Certain medical conditions and the menopause can also trigger hirsutism.

Excess hair treatment options

At Neue Skin Clinic, we have numerous options when it comes to permanent hair removal, ranging from laser, IPL, SHR to electrolysis. Treatments are delivered by our therapists who have vast experience within in the aesthetics industry so you can feel confident you are in some of the best hands around and you will achieve your desired results. We have treatments suitable for both the face and body, and options to treat all skin types and tones.