Primarily excessive production of male hormones is responsible for male pattern hair growth. Following conditions are responsible for increase in level of male hormones: PCOS Or Polycystic ovary syndrome: This is the most common cause leading to hirsutism. This results in formation of multiple cysts in ovaries which leads to disruption of ovarian function. Other than excessive hair growth, it also produces symptoms like irregular periods, weight gain, acne and infertility. CAH (Congenital adrenal hyperplasia): This condition is marked by overproduction of male hormones and steroids by adrenal glands. This condition is often inherited. Cushing syndrome: This syndrome leads to production of high levels of cortisol hormone from adrenal glands which contributes to increased hair growth. Androgen secreting tumours: Tumours of ovaries and adrenal glands secrete androgens and result in hirsutism. Medical therapy: Medications like Minoxidil, danazol and testosterone supplements used in treatment of certain diseases can also lead to hirsutism.
Generally family history and obesity can be linked to development of Hirsutism
The unwanted hair has to be removed along with the medical treatment of underlying cause. Following are the common methods of hair reduction: Waxing, threading, tweezing, epilating and shaving These are the methods which can be used at home or salon and lead to temporary hair reduction and are often messy, repetitive or painful. Laser hair reduction or LHR
No worries, Laser hair reduction is at your rescue, with promise of convenience, safety and visible results. Laser hair reduction at Dermamagnetica clinic is performed using diode laser technology. Diode laser has been proven safe for Indian skin and delivers fast results. LHR works on principle of selective thermolysis, where in the laser beam is selectively absorbed by the melanin in hair-follicle, heats it up and eventually damages it, preventing hair regrowth. Post session, your skin may feel a bit warm, red and itchy, which is normal and subsides within few hours. At Dermamagnetica clinc we provide you with detailed pre and post care instructions to keep you safe and comfortable.
Procedures like, waxing, plucking, tweezing, threading, epilation, micro-needling, etc. have to be avoided as they may lead to disruption of the hair follicles. Avoid sun exposure for more than 30 minutes, even if you are wearing a sunscreen. Exposure of UV rays lead to activation of melanocytes (melanin containing cells) in the skin, which can negatively affect the results of LHR. If you ae using any medications or products containing Alpha and beta hydroxy (AHA/BHA) acids, hydroquinone, retinol/retinoids and salicylic acid, please discontinue them 1 week before your session. Moisturize your skin well and wear loose fitting cloths on the day of your treatment. As the laser targets melanin in the hair follicle, our hair must contain melanin for laser to work. Our hair has 3 phases of growth, Anagen, catagen and Telogen. Only Anagen phase has sufficient melanin for laser to target. At any given point of time our hair on your skin may be in different growth phases, that’s why we need multiple sessions for LHR to give desired results. During your consultation, your doctor will explain you about number of sessions you need, as per you skin type and hair type.
As with all LHR procedures, some re-growth of hair may occur after treatment sessions are completed. According to your hair growth and hormonal profile, you may need few maintenance sessions. LHR procedure has no downtime, you can resume your work immediately.
Takeaway Your skin and hair are analysed by your doctor and detailed medical history is taken before you go for LHR. LHR is the most commonly opted cosmetic procedure as it is not only convenient, safe and comfort table but also provides long tern hair reduction.