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How to Deal With Excessive Hair Growth

Introduction

Hirsutism is the medical term for excess hair growth. This can occur usually in places where hair can affect the appearance leading to decrease in self-confidence. Fortunately there are various ways to deal with this issue. In this article, the team from Wellaholic will share on the symptoms and causes of excessive hair growth and the various ways to to treat it. 

What is Hirsutism and Hypertrichosis?

In most of the situations, women only have very fine hairs on areas of the skin where men tend to have thicker hairs. This includes body regions like chest, back, abdomen as well as upper lips, chin and cheeks. Nevertheless, about less than 10% of women develop a condition called hirsutism. This condition leads to excessive hair growth in the above-mentioned areas. Also known as hypertrichosis, the hairs are not only excessive but can also be thick. This can cause embarrassment for the subject and usually lead to self-esteem issues. Fortunately there are way to combat this condition. 

What are the symptoms of excessive hair growth?

Excessive hair growth do come with related symptoms, such as the following: 

  • Deep voice (raspy)
  • Acne breakouts
  • Abnormal menstrual periods or the lack of periods 
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Decreased breast size

About 50% of women with hirsutism end up having elevated levels of male hormones. This is also known as androgens. This is usually caused by the following factors: 

  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. This is a set of disorders that affect the adrenal gland and therefore cause the body to product more androgen.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome. This results in a hormonal imbalance, and may result in cysts forming on the ovaries. 
  • Tumours growing in the ovaries and adrenal glands.
  • Other medications such as steroids, etc.
  • Are you likely to have excessive hair growth?

While it is unlikely, factors such as genetics may play a part in excessive hair growth. Also, certain race or ethnicity may see an increased likelihood of hirsutism. This includes woman from Middle Eastern, South Asian descent. Also, women facing menopause may have excessive hair growth.

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What are the treatments for excessive hair growth?

There is a variety of treatments for excessive hair growth: 

  • Shaving – Shaving remains the most common method. However, it does not lead to permanent hair removal. Also, there is a tendency for the hairs to look thicker as they start to grow back.
  • Waxing – Waxing as well as plucking is similar to shaving. It can be a painful process, and may sometimes irritate the skin. 
  • Depilatory creams – Such creams can help remove body hair. Nevertheless, due to the harsh chemicals used, it might irritate the skin.
  • Laser hair removal – This uses a laser beam to target and damage the hair follicles. Wellaholic’s SHR Hair Removal is under this classification of hair removal treatments. 
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Introduction to Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia: Causes and Treatment

Many people style their hair not only to look presentable. Nevertheless, several of the hairdos we choose may damage actually our hair and scalp, and lead to what we term as Traction Alopecia! One report without a doubt validates that some hairstyles can harm your hair follicles, leading to a progressive loss of hair– traction alopecia, likewise a hair shedding condition also referred to as Traction Alopecia. In this article by Wellaholic, we are going to explain what is Traction Alopecia in Singapore and how Singaporeans can prevent this hair loss condition.

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What is Microneedling? Benefits and Use

Microneedling is one of the facial collagen boosting treatment that is gaining in much popularity, due to good reason. The process of microneedling is using a dermapen or a device attached with a disposable cartridge of many mini-needles to create tiny wounds on the skin. These needles create wounds which are miniscule and skin-deep. Nevertheless, the body reacts to the wounds and then goes about healing the wounds, thereby creating new collagen and elastin that not only helps to create younger-looking skin but also helps to clear scars, pigmentation and wrinkles over time.

How Does Microneedling Work?

​Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used around the world to treat skin concerns and improve skin care by inducing collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce

Sugaring vs Laser Hair Removal – Benefits and Drawbacks of Each Technique

Sugaring vs Laser Hair Removal – Benefits and Drawbacks of Each Technique. There is a world of choices for hair removal. From the standard methods of shaving and waxing to definitive approaches like laser, everyone gets to select the most appropriate for their skin, pocket, and anticipated outcomes. Plucking, shaving, and waxing are a few of the typical hair removal strategies out there. However today, there are two popular methods that are gaining steam: sugaring, and laser hair removal. This time, we’re going to be comparing two really various ways to eliminate unwanted hair: sugaring vs. laser. Is it much better to go natural and have your hair grow back or lose it for good? Let’s find out!

Are there medications to treat excessive hair growth?

Excessive hair growth can be controlled by some medication. This include the following: 

  • Vaniqu – Also known as eflornithine, this is a prescription cream that can be used to slow hair growth. 
  • Aldoctone and Proscar – These medications are able to block the androgenic hormone’s ability to adversely impact the body.  However, it is not an immediate solution and may take months to see results. 

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Permanent Hair removal with WellaSmooth

WHAT IS WELLASMOOTH™? 

WellaSmooth™ is designed for an all-inclusive fuss-free full-body permanent hair removal experience, completed with all-that-you-require shaving service and our amazing Post-Treatment Therapy (PTT) with AfterGlow which  helps with your skin whitening, hydrating and rejuvenating. Result? Smooth and glowing skin that will wow everyone. WellaSmooth™ is a laser hair removal for both men and women, by male and female therapists. 

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WellaSmooth™ is your ultimate all-inclusive hair removal treatment in Singapore complete with shaving and post-treatment care. 


WELLASMOOTH™ INCLUDES ALL THE KEY HAIR REMOVAL SERVICES: 


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