Hirsutism treatment

Hirsutism treatment

What is Hirsutism treatment

Hirsutism is a common condition characterized by excessive hair growth in areas where hair is typically minimal or absent, such as the face, chest, back, and abdomen. While some degree of hair growth is normal for both men and women, hirsutism refers to hair growth patterns in women that are more typical of male hair growth. At AlloRoots Hair Restoration, we’re dedicated to providing you with valuable information and resources to help you better understand and manage hirsutism.

Understanding Hirsutism

Hirsutism is often caused by an underlying hormonal imbalance, particularly an increase in androgen levels (male hormones) such as testosterone. This hormonal imbalance can be influenced by various factors, including genetics, certain medical conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), medications, and hormonal fluctuations.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Excessive hair growth on the face (upper lip, chin), chest, back, and abdomen


  • Coarse, dark hair growth in areas typically associated with male pattern hair growth


  • Acne, oily skin, and irregular menstrual cycles may also accompany hirsutism in some cases

Hirsutism treatment

Effective Treatment Options

Effective management of hirsutism often involves a combination of approaches tailored to address the underlying cause and manage symptoms. Here are some common treatment options:

  1. Medications: Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) containing estrogen and progestin can help regulate hormone levels and reduce androgen production, leading to decreased hair growth. Anti-androgen medications, such as spironolactone, can also be prescribed to block the effects of androgens on the hair follicles.

  1. Topical Treatments: Prescription creams or lotions containing eflornithine can help slow down the growth of facial hair by inhibiting an enzyme necessary for hair growth.

  1. Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is a popular option for reducing unwanted hair growth. It works by targeting the hair follicles with concentrated light energy, leading to permanent hair reduction over time.


  1. Electrolysis: Electrolysis involves the use of a fine needle inserted into each hair follicle to deliver an electrical current, destroying the follicle and preventing future hair growth.


  1. Lifestyle Modifications: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stress management, can help support hormonal balance and overall well-being.

Hirsutism treatment


If you’re experiencing symptoms of hirsutism, it’s essential to consult with a Dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Our team of Dermatologist at AlloRoots Hair Restoration is here to provide you with the support, guidance, and resources you need to navigate your hirsutism journey with confidence.

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