Effectively tackling disruptive hair growth.

Unwanted hair growth

What is excess hair?

We all have hair growing on our bodies and faces, but sometimes it is so much that it is simply disturbing and unsightly. Excessive hair growth is when too many and too thick hairs grow in places where normally no or only thin hairs grow. Excessive hair can have different causes due to hereditary factors, underlying diseases, medication or under the influence of hormones.

Frequently asked questions about unwanted hair growth
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Types Unwanted hair growth

Excessive hair occurs in various forms. Common types of excess hair are:

The literal translation of folliculitis is ‘inflammation of hair follicles’ and surrounding skin. The inflammation can occur anywhere on the body where there is hair, including the head.

Hirsutism is hair growth in places that is normally only present in men, but not in women. For example, hair on the face, abdomen and limbs in women.

Hypertrichosis is excessive hair growth in places where there is naturally some hair growth.

When hairs grow back, they may be perceived by the skin as “foreign”, causing an inflammatory reaction.

Pseudofolliculitis barbae is the name for bumps and inflammations caused by ingrown hairs or frequent shaving. Pseudofolliculitis is common in darker skin types and predominantly in men, but it can also occur in women in the armpits or pubic area.

A pilonidal sinus is also called a hairline cyst. These are mainly located in the buttocks; a pilonidal sinus is a cavity under the skin that can be filled with hair.

Treatments against Unwanted hair growth

We can treat excessive hair effectively and safely. In the initial consultation, we first assess your skin and identify your symptoms. Then we come up with an appropriate treatment plan. The most common treatments for excess hair are:

Treatments against Unwanted hair growth

Frequently Asked Questions

Unwanted hair growth

We can treat your excess hair effectively and safely. In the initial consultation, we first assess your skin and discuss the symptoms. Then we come up with an appropriate treatment plan. The most common treatments for excess hair are:

Blonde, grey and reddish hairs cannot, unfortunately, be removed by laser treatment. This is because there is no pigment in it and the treatment does not work. For this type of hair, we can use electric epilation.

The therapist slides a tiny needle into the hair follicle and then applies electricity to it for a few seconds. The current creates heat in the hair follicle, damaging the hair and destroying it.

If there is inflammation of the hair growth problem, acne therapy and appropriate product and home recommendations can reduce the inflammation.

View our price list for the costs of treating excessive hair.

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