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7th December 2019

Chin Hair in Women: Why You Have It and How to Get Rid of It

Unfortunately, many women have chin hair or other unwanted facial hair.

They also spend a great deal of money and time to address it.

If you are a woman that has unwanted hair, it is important to understand the causes and the treatments available. We explain more here.

The Causes of Chin Hair in Women

Remember, if you have suddenly developed facial hair, contact your physician.

The development of facial hair in women can sometimes be a sign of a bigger health issue.

Below are some of the common causes of facial hair in women.

A Hormone Imbalance

Approximately 10% of women have an inherited condition called Hirsutism.

Hirsutism is a condition where women grow thick and corse hair in a pattern typical for men.

Another common hormone imbalance in women is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). In this imbalance, women produce excess androgens (male hormones) and often have excessive growth of facial hair.

With both of these conditions, medical treatment can balance hormones and address most of the excess hair.

Lots of things change as we age, and our reproductive hormones are one of them. Besides the hot flashes and mood swings, many women also experience excess hair growth as they enter menopause.

You’re Pregnant

You are excited about your impending baby, but the hormones associated with pregnancy can cause unwanted hair growth.

Usually, the excess hair disappears after the birth of your baby.

If it doesn't, you can explore having it removed — until then, a razor is your best friend.

You Have Thyroid Issues

Thyroid problems can cause both hair loss and hair growth in areas that are not common for women, like the chin.

If you notice significant hair loss or growth, contact your physician and have your thyroid checked.

You Have Over-Tweezed

If you regularly tweeze your unwanted hair, it may come back heavier if you pull out the hair follicle along with the visible hair.

This doesn't mean you shouldn't pluck — however, if you notice heavy regrowth, you may want to consider other options.

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

If you have developed unwanted hair, the first step is to call your physician.

They can determine if the cause can be treated with medication or is a symptom of a bigger health issue.

If the unwanted hair is simply cosmetic, laser hair removal is a painless treatment that removes unwanted hair forever.

It eliminates the need for waxing or shaving. It uses a concentrated beam of light to blast hair follicles. After a series of treatments, the hair does not regrow.

Regardless of the cause of your unwanted hair, it can be removed easily by our qualified team.

Are You Ready to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair?

We think you are beautiful, but if you would like some help with minor imperfections, contact us.

We can help you with laser hair removal for chin hair, Botox for fine lines, or treatments that improve your skin's hydration.

Regardless of your needs, our qualified team can help you feel and look better.

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