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Finding Relief from Hirsutism with Laser Hair Removal

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Hirsutism No More: The Laser Revolution You’ve Been Waiting For

For women battling hirsutism, the uncontrolled hair growth can take an emotional toll and create deep feelings of embarrassment and low self-esteem. 

At Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness, we understand the profound impact hirsutism can have on confidence and quality of life. 

That’s why we offer advanced laser hair removal tailored specifically to manage excessive growth triggered by this condition.

What is Hirsutism?

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Hirsutism is defined as excessive or uncontrolled hair growth on areas of the face and body where women typically have fine, vellus hair. 

The dark, coarse hairs associated with hirsutism often appear on the upper lip, chin, chest, stomach, shoulders, and back.

What causes hirsutism hair growth?

In the majority of cases, hirsutism is triggered by an underlying hormonal imbalance like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 

The elevated androgens cause hair follicles to stimulate thicker terminal hair growth in typically female areas. Genetics can also play a role.

Emotional Impact of Living with Excess Facial and Body Hair

While hirsutism itself does not pose serious medical complications, the cosmetic effects often inflict lasting damage to self-image, feminine identity, and confidence. 

Women with hirsutism report significant social anxiety, avoidance of activities, and chronic embarrassment over their appearance.

The constant growth results in time-consuming daily maintenance just to reduce visible hair temporarily. From obsessive plucking and waxing to even shaving delicate facial areas, conventional hair removal methods provide only temporary relief at best.

Laser Hair Removal Offers a Long-Term Solution for Excess Hair With Hirsutism

How does laser hair removal help treat hirsutism?

Laser energy damages the hair follicle to prevent future regrowth of dark terminal hairs. Over long-term treatments, laser can provide permanent hair reduction to relieve hirsutism patients from constant maintenance.

For women with hirsutism struggling to control hair regrowth, laser hair removal performed by an experienced dermatology provider finally offers a long-lasting solution.

By using focused pulses of laser energy to damage hair follicles, laser hair removal provides permanent hair reduction unachievable with traditional methods like shaving, waxing, or plucking.

Dr. Soni customizes laser intensity based on each patient’s hair coarseness and skin tone for safe, effective treatment of hirsutism hair growth patterns.

Over a series of sessions, the laser progressively disables hairs’ potential to regrow, finally offering hirsutism patients freedom from constant maintenance.

What is the downtime after laser hair removal for hirsutism?

There is no major downtime. Some residual redness may persist for 24 hours. Patients can resume normal activities immediately but should avoid UV exposure until skin recovers fully.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal for Hirsutism?

There are many advantages laser therapy provides over other hair removal approaches:

  • Long-lasting hair reduction with continued maintenance
  • Treat large areas like the chest, stomach, and back
  • Gentler with less irritation than waxing sensitive facial areas
  • Works on dark coarse hairs that resist plucking attempts
  • Little to no pain with laser adjustments and cooling methods
  • Non-invasive procedure with no downtime
  • Increase self-confidence when hair no longer rules their life

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The ideal candidates for laser hair removal have light skin and dark terminal hairs. However, laser works safely and effectively on hirsutism patients of all skin tones when performed by Dr. Soni’s experienced team.

We consider many factors during your consultation to customize your treatments for the best results. While hormones fuel the excess growth, laser can manage even stubborn hairs with continued maintenance over time.

Let Our Experts Help You Regain Confidence from Hirsutism

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If hirsutism has you avoiding activities where your unwanted hair draws unwanted attention, consider laser hair removal from Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. Our compassionate experts empower hirsutism patients to reclaim confidence in their appearance.

Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Soni to start designing your personalized treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal for Hirsutism:

Is laser hair removal effective on hirsutism facial hair?

Yes. Laser energy penetrates deeply to disable hair follicles responsible for excess hair on the upper lip, chin, and jawline areas triggered by hirsutism.

Does laser work for female hormonal facial hair?

Yes. Laser precisely targets the hair pigment regardless of the underlying trigger. So laser hair removal can safely and effectively treat excess facial hair resulting from PCOS, menopause, CAH and other hormonal fluctuations.

How much does full body laser hair removal for hirsutism cost?

Pricing depends on the total treatment area, number of sessions needed, and your individual hair characteristics. As a rough estimate, full body laser hair removal for hirsutism starts around $5,000 total.

How many laser hair removal sessions are needed for hirsutism?

Most hirsutism patients require 6-8 full body treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal hair reduction. Maintenance is needed 1-2 times per year to target any dormant follicles reactivated by fluctuating hormones.

What precautions should hirsutism patients take with laser hair removal?

Avoid plucking, waxing or bleach that disrupt the follicle prior to treatment. Disclose any medications that photosensitize your skin. Protect treated skin diligently from sun exposure which can instigate adverse reactions.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal for hirsutism?

Laser is safe for hirsutism hair growth on the face, back, chest, breasts, abdomen, arms, hands, legs and bikini area. Gentle diode laser adapts to even delicate sensitive facial areas.

When will I see results from laser hair removal for my hirsutism?

You will see less regrowth after the first 1-2 monthly sessions. Maximal results after a full series of 6-8 treatments provide up to 90% permanent hair reduction. Maintenance prolongs longevity of results.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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