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What You Need to Know About Chin Hair

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

Of all the places women experience unwanted hair growth, facial hair may just be the most unpleasant. Chin hair is especially problematic—it’s that dark beauty secret that no one talks about. More and more women are turning to laser hair removal instead of home remedies to deal with this annoying problem. However, it’s important to remember that chin hair can also be a sign of an underlying medical disorder in certain women.

The medical term for excessive, unwanted hair growth is hirsutism. One of the causes of hirsutism is polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. PCOS is a common condition that is related to a hormonal imbalance. In addition to unwanted hair, PCOS can cause acne and even weight gain. Obesity can also be another cause of hirsutism, due to its effects on a women hormones.

Many women find that they experience an increase in facial hair as they age. This is not a coincidence— as we grow older and move towards menopause, the levels of hormones in our body can shift. During menopause, estrogen levels may drop rapidly while androgen levels drop more slowly, sometimes leading to an increase in unwanted facial hair.

Schedule a visit to your doctor if you think your unwanted facial hair may be related to a medical condition.

For unwanted hair on the upper lip and chin, laser hair removal is definitely the best option. At-home hair removal methods like tweezing, shaving, and waxing can damage delicate facial skin, and may even cause chin hair to become darker and coarser over time. Laser hair removal is gentler on your skin, and it’s the only hair removal method that can get rid of chin hair permanently, in as little as 6-8 treatment sessions.
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