How to Deal with Chin Hair
Unwanted hair anywhere can be an annoyance, but unwanted facial hair can be embarrassing, too. Spaces like Therapie Clinic are available for you to help you in times like these. Our focus today is on women’s chin hair though. The amount of hair on women’s chins varies and appears thicker or longer for a variety of reasons.
Why Does It Happen?
Changes in hormone production often cause unwanted chin hair on women. While all women produce small amounts of the male hormones called androgens, hair begins to grow on the chin when a woman has an overabundance of the male hormones.
The condition is not life-threatening or medically harmful. Most women with hormonal imbalances find the hair growth to be embarrassing, however, and seek ways to remove it.
The cause of the increases in androgens is unknown. Genetics most likely play a role because the condition runs in families. Certain ethnic groups of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern or South Asian descent are at a higher risk of developing the condition. Changes in your hormones and certain medical conditions may be behind your unwanted chin hair, as can plain old unlucky genetics.
How To Deal With This Problem?
Want to tackle the hair on your face once and for all? Treatments available for removal of facial hair are varied with markedly different results. Physical removal, such as shaving, plucking, waxing, bleaching and hair removal creams, is common and inexpensive but can sometimes irritate the skin.
Medications that have an anti-androgenic action can be used if a hormonal cause is diagnosed. These are only available on prescription and include oral contraceptives and spironolactone. Electrolysis is often suggested if the hair is grey, blond, or ginger in color. It can, however, sometimes cause inflammation and scarring. If the hair is coarse and dark, laser hair removal is the most effective treatment, inducing a gradual decrease in hair growth, resulting in finer, lighter hair on the face. Book an appointment with Therapie Clinic today to understand what is the best way to tackle your hairy problems.