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.

If you suspect that your hair growth is abnormal, it is best to consult your doctor as it may be symptomatic of another problem. If you come to sk:n to treat this symptom then please be reassured that our practitioners and experts have met and treated many men and women with excess hair and you will be in the safest of hands.

Dealing with the facial hair was horrible. First sk:n helped clear the outbreaks of acne, then tackled the excess hair.

Treatment for EXCESS HAIR

sk:n offers the gold standard when it comes to Laser Hair Removal giving you the longest lasting and most effective results of all hair removal methods. Upon your consultation, your practitioner will advise you of the best option for your individual case.

Laser Hair Removal works by targeting the hair follicles with a high beam laser. The laser beam is pulsed over the skin in the area being treated, ensuring that every hair has been targeted across each session. After a few days, the hairs fall out from the root so there are no prickly patches or ingrown hairs. The treatment is suitable for both the face and body, and is designed to treat all skin types and tones. The treatment works particularly well on coarse, dark hair.

The treatment is FDA approved to give a long term hair reduction of up to 90 per cent. You can expect to see the best results with a course of treatments, after which the hair will have been reduced dramatically and the skin left silky-smooth.

Our use of the most advanced lasers mean we are first choice for doctors when recommending patients with darker skin tones. We are able to match the right laser to your skin tone then calibrate it exactly to reduce any risk of burning or other side effects. sk:n's track record of safe, effective laser treatments is the highest in the industry.


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