Excess hair or Hirsutism presents itself as thick dark hair normally on the; top of lips, chin, chest and stomach. Often these symptoms are accompanied by the following; oily skin, acne, alopecia, receding hair line and a deeper voice. It is important that you visit your doctor to determine the cause of these symptoms, which are often attributed to an increase in male hormones. If you suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome you will be familiar with symptoms involving excess hair.
Some people are just naturally more hairy than others and their excess hair can only be attributed to genetics and a family trait. Whatever the causes of excess hair are, if you suffer from it you will generally feel embarrased, have a poor self image and may isolate yourself from the world so others don’t see what you look like.
Traditional methods of hair removal include; shaving, plucking, waxing and bleaching which all have the potential to irritate your skin and will eventually make hair removal very uncomfortable. The Ellipse IPL Laser Technology hair removal system provides a more long term solution and will permanently reduce the amount of hair you will have.
The Ellipse IPL Laser system uses an intense pulsating light that literally removes the hair at the roots. Dark hair will often work more successfully than white hair because the melanin in the hair follicle acts reacts with the light to produce thermal energy, which damages the root of the hair follicle rendering it incapable of growing more hair. This treatment will involve a number of appointments but will eventually save you money as you will not have to buy regular hair removal equipment.
If you would like to discuss treatment for excess hair please feel free to contact our clinics to arrange an appointment.