Hypertrichosis in females – это is the increased hairiness, especially in those areas of the body where the ladies carefully avoid the presence of hair. It is called the male-pattern hair growth. The area above the lip (mustache), chin (beard), the hair in the pelvic region, lower the groin and legs are not caused by the influence of the hormone androgen in women. But during the hypertrichosis they are there! Why and how to treat it?
What is hypertrichosis?
The hirsutism also manifests with the increased hairiness, but the hypertrichosis differs from it that the hair can be removed permanently. In other words, there are chances to look good and have the smooth skin for a woman. In the case of hirsutism, hormonal deviations are so great that after the epilation, the hair begins to grow again, and the repeated sessions are needed.
Manifestations of hypertrichosis are different in different nations. For example, hairy thighs and legs of some peoples of the Mediterranean is the norm. But for girls in Central Asia – it is a flaw.
Hypertrichosis: the causes of excessive hair distribution
Hypertrichosis: the causes of excessive hair distribution,men and even children. What other factors lead to this disease?
Pregnancy, aggravated by illness.
Infectious-inflammatory diseases (especially in the first trimester).
Hypertrichosis in both men and women can be a precursor to cancer.In this case, the examinations on the diagnosis of oncological processes are necessary.
- Uncontrolled use of medicines.
- Head injuries, malformations of the spine, bones, vertebrae.
- Nervous exhaustion, anorexia.
- Skin diseases, including infectious.
- Scarring after injuries and thermal burns.
The self hair removal is especially dangerous (shaving, plucking with tweezers, waxing). When the patient is trying to deal with the problem personally, the vellus hair, brittle and delicate at first, is getting gross and dark, and grow much faster.
Diagnostics of hypertrichosis
It is advisable to make a general analysis of theblood and urine, to conduct gynecological examinations – for women, and urological – for men. Surveys may show the complex, often hidden disease: fetal alcohol syndrome, dermatomyositis, an inflammation of the ureter.
To accurately determine the causes of hypertrichosis and the extent of its manifestations, be sure to explore the hormones. Analyses on hormones are needed to eliminate this cause, or, on the contrary, confirm it, and treat the source of the disease first and then remove the effect. It may take time, because hormone replacement therapy lasts up to several months.
Treatment of hypertrichosis
A single hair removal may not be enough. If additional diseases, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, provoking the development of increased body hair, then you need to deal with them first.
BTL-5000 electrotherapy will help to cope with the undesired hair, deeply affecting the bulbs. The electrolysis is one of the most effective ways to remove the unwanted hair. The laser hair removal, photo and electroepilation is also used.
The irritation, itching, and swelling in the problem areas are removed with the help of laser therapy, electrotherapy and other methods of influence.
Treatment of hypertrichosis in children is the completely different method, more sparing. Hair is clarified by low hydrogen peroxide, the cream, prescribed by your doctor. is also can be used to remove the hair. But such therapy can be long, so you need to consult with doctors and accelerate terms of healing with the help of modern methods of physiotherapy. The epilation can be done with the help of local anesthesia.
In addition, it is necessary to adjust the psychological state of the patient, as well as to eliminate factors which may injure skin. May require additional consultation of the endocrinologist, dermatologist, gynecologist. Specialists will help you choose an individual scheme of treatment.