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Top Choices for Facial Hair Removal

22nd June 2015

Hirsutism is when a woman has excessive hair growth in areas including the face and neck. Though this is most common in menopausal women (due to the in-balance of hormones), anyone with an excess of the males sex hormone called androgens can suffer from it. There are a range of methods to treat this including cosmetic and medical; here are some of our top choices.

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Co-cyprindiol

This was initially prescribed as a contraceptive and is now used to treat both acne and hirsutism Co-cyprindiol contains ingredients that prevent androgens from working. Within a month you will start to notice a difference, however you must stop consuming it after as it increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (a blood clot). Other side effects may include changes in body weight, breast tenderness, vomiting, headaches and mood changes.

Eflornithine

Eflornithine is an alternative medication for menopausal women. This is a facial cream that is designed to slow hair growth and generally works within six to eight weeks. However, as with most medical treatments, it may have side effects including a burning sensation during application, and acne.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal works by targeting melanin (pigment) in the hair. It uses the pigment to travel down the hair shaft where it disables it at the root. This form of treatment started over a decade ago and although it was effective, it had unwanted side effects including intense heating on the skin. However, thanks to far more advanced technology, it's now the most effective method of permanent hair removal and side effects are minimal. All our laser treatments are FDA approved to give a permanent hair reduction of up to 90%. Talk to our specialists to find out if laser hair removal is the best option for you.

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