Facial hair on women is known as Hirsutism. Hirsutism is a condition of excessive body hair, while both gender can suffer from it, hirsutism in men is usually not a problem as most men are quite hairy. Facial hair growth in women can be due to number of reason: PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) which causes androgen levels to rise and give irregular periods too, obesity also causes women to produce more testosterone, some hormonal imbalances and hormonal disorder like – adrenal hyperplasia, pituitary adenomas, Crushing syndrome, etc. Tumors and some medications such as birth controls can also cause women to grow facial hair. Here are 5 ways women can tackle facial hair growth:
If the root cause of hirsutism is due to hormonal imbalance, taking a hormone therapy helps with the problem. Certain medicines also help reduce the overall affects of hormones imbalances.
2. Laser treatments
If you’ve only some facial hair, you can go for hair removal treatments. Waxing and shaving are easy but temporary, a laser treatment gives far permanent results.
3. Stress management and proper sleep
If your problem is due to obesity and or PCOS, change in diet, stress management and enough rest and sleep will surely help with the problem.
4. Trying natural medicines of Ayurveda
You can also opt for alternative and herbal medicine, such as Ayurveda and Unani medicine to control facial hair growth and hirsutism.
5. Hormone treatment
Sometimes a combination of treatment like, removing facial hair via laser treatment along with a hormone therapy works better, as hormone therapy or any other medication take times to work, removing facial hair manually till they start working is a good option.