In the summer, women are struggling to get rid of the unwanted body hair. Hair keeps growing back and it seems to be an endless project! If you just leave them, the excessive body hair may appear a little masculine. What is the best way to deal with them?
You can find hairs on the skin surface all over your body, head, face, underarms, legs, etc.. We all have different hair colour and density depending on the age, gender, race and physiological factors.
People with excessive body hair growth have excess hair growth on certain parts of the body such as arms, legs, underarms, upper lips, etc. Women suffering from this condition can get embarrassed and annoyed by how the excessive hair affects their look.
Inborn Risk Factors
The growth of hair can be determined by genetic factors and hormonal levels. Androgen triggers hair growth and everyone responds differently to the hormone. People with high sensitivity of androgen will show enhanced hair growth even when they have normal levels of androgen. There is a condition called hirsutism where women have excessive hair growth and is caused by genetic or inherited factors. If your parents have issues with excessive hair, their offsprings will have a higher tendency to have the same issue.
High Level of Male Hormones
Male hormones contribute to hair growth and skin texture. When a woman has a high level of male hormones and low level of female hormones, the body will respond to the male hormones and begin to grow hair rapidly at various parts like upper lips, developing moustache or hairy upper lips.
We are what we eat. Our eating habits and lifestyle are playing an important role in maintaining the healthy operation of our endocrine system. A healthy endocrine system supports a healthy growth of hair. When we observe changes in our body, it could be an indicator of poor eating habits and lifestyle. For example, a sudden increase in hair growth can suggest an imbalance of hormone release, triggering the rapid growth of hair.
Be Aware of Your Hair Removal Methods
When the body hair grows back and we need to remove them to get the smooth skin back (especially summer!), the first and popular option most of us will go to is getting female blades or hair removal cream from a beauty store. However, we need to be aware of what tools and chemicals we are putting on our skin because frequent shaving by physical/chemical shaving action can lead to a serious irritation reaction to the hair follicle tissues, causing accelerated hair growth and thicker re-grown hair. Also, shaving cream or waxes may cause allergic reactions to some people, in serious scenarios it can cause skin allergies and harm the body’s immune system. We need to watch out for the hormonal ingredients in the cream or waxes as they can cause abnormal hair growth.
Premature ovarian failure
Women with premature ovarian failure have shown changes of hormonal level which can affect the growth of hair, in this case is the rapid hair growth.
The symptoms are commonly excess hair growth covering most areas of the body, rapid hair growth.
Excessive body hair growth mostly affects women, occasionally men.
Laser hair removal therapy is currently the most effective, long-lasting way to remove our body hair.
What is Cynosure:
The Elite +™ is a highly versatile, dual-wavelength aesthetic platform for many of the most requested aesthetic treatments as well as a non-contact laser hair removal device. It contains two laser systems which are 755nm Alexandrite and 1064nm ND:YAG laser, enabling proven and long-term results of removal of unwanted hair. Depending on the properties of the hair and skin, a specific wavelength will be selected to remove the unwanted hair accurately (even small and delicate body parts such as intimate areas, inside of ears, around the hairline). The laser treatment does not involve any skin contact with chemical substances which means a low risk profile of skin adverse reaction chemically. Its high melanin absorption characteristics effectively prevents vellus hair from growing back. This proven hair removal treatment is suitable for women and men who are looking for thorough hair removal results and skin rejuvenating at the same time.
How does it work:
Based on the principle of selective photothermolysis, laser hair removal treatment applies specific laser wavelength, energy and pulse width that allows lasers to penetrate the skin surface and target melanin in the hair root, hair follicles and hair shaft. Due to the high specificity, only melanin molecules in the hair will absorb the light energy selectively and convert light into heat energy while posing no effect or harm to the surrounding skin cells. The heat energy will begin to damage the hair follicles and reduce their ability to grow back, hence achieving long-term hair removal. Cynosure ELITE +™ is equipped with a unique Multiplex technology that enables the use of dual (755nm and 1064nm) wavelengths, which strengthens the IPL (intense pulsed light) results. While the most suitable wavelength based on the clients’ needs will be used to remove hair, clients can also receive photorejuvenation results from the technology.
1. One-to-One consultation: Doctor will assess the skin and hair condition during the consultation session. Clean the skin surface that requires treatment. Draw markings on the skin surface to indicate treatment areas.
2. Shaving + Patch Test: After confirming the hair type, the practitioner will carefully shave the treatment areas and apply a patch test. Perform the treatment if there is no abnormal or allergic reaction observed within 48 hrs.
(Clients are suggested to shave the treatment areas the day before the treatment)
3. Laser treatment: The practitioner will set the most suitable laser energy and wavelength to emit light energy in spot sizes of 1.2-1.8cm. The treated areas will be treated with a cooling effect after the laser process to prevent overheating.
4. Post-treatment precautions.
Duration: 30-90 mins
Who is it for:
- People with a lot of body hair;
- People who are conscious about their body hair;
- People who are looking to remove their body hair (include intimate areas);
- People who want to remove their body hair and rejuvenate their skin at the same time;
Improve the excessive body hair,come to Ai Beauty Clinic,
for safe and professional medical treatment.
Ai Beauty Clinic is a CQC accredited clinic based in London, and also is strongly supported by Cynosure(the owner of Ulthreapy) and Cynosure (the owner of PicoSure).
With rich experience of treating clients of various conditions, led by a famous British medical chief trainer, practiced by doctors and nurses who are GMC/NMC-registered and worked in NHS national hospitals, Ai Beauty provides certified and safe medical beauty treatments.
Ai Beauty always puts safety first. Not only are all medical staff insured by independent medical policy, each client who comes to Ai Beauty Clinic is also insured by £5 millions medical insurance. This full insurance coverage allows clients to have a concern-free treatment experience.
Ai Beauty Clinic has served over 15,000 clients from all around the world, been covered by some famous media such as European Times and CW Television, and established trust and an excellent reputation among them.