The Dermatology Practice.

Unwanted Face and Body Hair

Dark, thick unwanted hairs are a concern of both men and women. Aside from being cosmetically displeasing to some, they can cause superficial skin inflammation called folliculitis, which are red, itchy or painful unsightly bumps on the skin of hair bearing areas.

Excessive hairs on the face, chest, back and abdomen is called hirsutism and this tendency can be seen within families. Sometimes blood tests are necessary to exclude conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and will be discussed with your doctor.

Shaving, plucking, waxing and threading methods remove only the hair shaft and results are temporary. This leaves the hair follicle in place to grow new hair.

For permanent hair reduction, consider laser hair removal (Long pulse Nd Yag) or IPL.