Hirsutism (Excess Facial Hair)

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Hirsutism:

  • Excess hair (hirsutism) is typically noted on the face but may also been seen on the:
    • Lower abdomen
    • Breasts and nipples
    • Arms and legs
    • Chest
    • Lower Back
    • Hands and feet
    • Fingers and toes
  • Hirsutism is also more common in certain ethnic groups such as people from the Mediterranean Basin, Middle East and South Asia
  • It may be associated with excess production of male type hormones from the ovaries (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
    • This syndrome may be associated with irregular periods, weight gain, tendency toward developing diabetes and difficulty getting pregnant
  • Hormones levels, such as free testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S) can be checked with a simple blood test

Treatment

  • Traditional forms of hair removal that have been used include: sugaring, waxing, plucking, tweezing, electrolysis and shaving
  • Contrary to common belief, shaving will not make the hair grow darker, thicker or more quickly
  • If blood tests show elevated hormone levels, oral medications can be used to lower the hormones and reduces facial hair
  • Electrolysis may be used for hair removal
    • Unfortunately electrolysis is, time consuming, tedious and often not practical to treat large areas such as the legs and back
  • Lastly, the most effective form of long lasting hair reduction is Diode Laser Hair Removal

Which aesthetic procedures can be used for hair removal?

Do I need to get a doctor’s referral to set up an appointment?

  • No, a referral is not necessary

When can I start having treatments?

  • Today!
  • For your convenience, the services above are available in my office

Would you like to see a Video Demonstration?

  • I am pleased to offer a new section on the website with video demonstrations of various procedures
  • To watch a video-clip in which Dr. V talks about:

Female Chin – Suitable for Laser Hair Removal

Female Chin and Neck – Suitable for Laser Hair Removal

Lower Back – Suitable for Laser Hair Removal

LightSheer Diode Laser for Hair Removal

What if you are interested to learn more?

If you would like to learn more please phone the aesthetic centre directly at (905) 549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians or

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