What Is Excessive Facial Hair?

Excessive hair growth known as hirsutism in women is a condition in which the accelerated growth of course and pigmented hair is present in areas such as the face, groin, armpit and nipples. Excess hair is a normal finding in some ethnic groups, but still can be quite distressing for an individual.

Excessive hair growth in women is typically caused by an increased level of male hormones called androgens or an oversensitivity of the hair follicle to these androgens. Excessive hair growth can signal an underlying medical condition. So, it is important to consult with a doctor please. Please see our treatment video for more information.