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Girl hopes to undergo Laser Hair Removal to improve her "Werewolf Syndrome" symptoms

22nd July 2015

Born with excessive hair all over her body, 8-year-old Xiaoling from China hopes to undergo laser hair treatment to give her a “normal” life. According to the Daily Mail, the young girl was born with hypertrichosis, a condition commonly known as “Werewolf syndrome” due to extreme amounts of unwarranted hair being its main symptom.

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What is werewolf syndrome?

The disease is caused by genetic abnormalities which mean the cells that normally prohibit extreme hair growth are ineffective, resulting in excessive hair all over the body, even if shaved. Naturally, Xiaoling's confidence is affected massively from her condition, making her even more determined to raise money for the treatment. The type of laser hair removal the young girl hopes to receive has been successful in less than 40 cases of the same condition, meaning that it is not a guarantee, but worth a try.

Obviously, unwanted hair doesn't have to be so extreme for it to affect a person's confidence, which is why here at sk:n Hampstead we provide laser hair removal treatment suitable for all areas of the body and face. Laser hair removal is a safe, virtually painless method of removing unwanted hair. It works by focusing a laser beam at the base of the hair follicle, halting hair growth. Laser hair removal is different to the Intense Pulsed Light system (IPL) which uses less powerful, diffused light waves. Laser hair removal can be used on any part of the body, including the most common problem areas: face, bikini area, legs and underarms. Many professionals and celebrities choose laser hair removal as it is considered the highest quality, most safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair from visible areas.

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