Waxing Womans Facial Hair - Hormonal Hair-
Something us women tend to go the extra distance to hide if we suffer from a little abnormal hair growth. Typically a round of clients that visit in one day will have your usual pesky
"Post child hair growth".
You know what I'm talking about... The few hairs that are sprouting on your chin/jawline. A quick zip of the wax or tweezer and POOF... Gone!
But what is there to do if one is born with health conditions or if health was a trigger all along for something more severe?
The female model in the demo is mother. She is one of the bravest women that I know. She's always worked hard and never let anything get in her way. But I know that her excessive facial hair doesn't contribute anything positive to her esteem. Waxing my mother and giving her that smooth face, even if it lasts for a few weeks... lets her head stand a little higher, and her smile more visible.
My mother wants every woman watching, if you suffer from excessive facial hair growth, this video is for you! Know that you ARE NOT ALONE.
All medical discussions in this blog is not a diagnosis but rather just my opinion based on research about the highlighted topic. If you are having trouble with conditions please contact your health provider. If you are having a medical emergency please contact emergency services.
Hirsutism is the excessive growth of facial or body hair on women. ... Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), in which the ovaries produce excessive amounts of androgens, is the most common cause of hirsutism and may affect up to 10% of women. Hirsutism is very common and often improves with medical management.
Hirsutism as a Symptom of PCOS. Facial hair growth by itself does not indicate that you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), though hirsutism (unwanted or excess body hair) is one of the most distressing symptoms of PCOS.
Though the exact cause of hirsutism is not always known, it can also be caused by several medical conditions.
-Polycystic ovary syndrome
-Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Minoxidil (Loniten®, Rogaine®)
If you are overweight, even losing 5% of your body weight can lower androgen levels and help a lot. Also, mild hirsutism can be treated with a variety of techniques for hair removal
Electrolysis and laser hair removal are both services that would appropriately labeled as "permanent hair reduction" services. However, for women with PCOS, hair will grow back after either treatment, unless medication to suppress hair growth is also taken
The most commonly used anti-androgen for treating hirsutism is spironolactone (Aldactone). Because these drugs can cause birth defects, it's important to use contraception while taking them.
Topical cream. Eflornithine (Vaniqa) is a prescription cream specifically for excessive facial hair in women.
Rapidly worsening hirsutism, especially in older women, should raise suspicion and should see their medical provider.
Research starts somewhere... I hope that I have given some the information they need to find their starting point and to start a discussion. Not only for their health, but for those that don't suffer from this condition at all and think it's taboo. Just remember there may be a reason you are far unaware of that contributes to peoples health.
People like my mother has went the distance to hide her condition. Even to hiding herself... Some people that I have known for years will treat my mother as if she is...... contagious..... Yes... sad isn't it?
Her bravery to show the world that she is more than what is on the outside, she is what's on the inside as well, A STRONG WOMAN!
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