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Is there medication for hirsutism?

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  • Birth control pills make the body produce fewer male hormones. With regular use, you should have less hair on your face or body.
  • Anti-androgen blockers help your body make and use fewer male hormones, so you should grow less hair over time.
  • Vaniqa (eflornithine) is a face cream that slows hair growth where you apply it.

From: Hirsutism WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hirsutism.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hormones and the Skin.”

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “Removing Hair Safely.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Hirsutism.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hormones and the Skin.”

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: “Removing Hair Safely.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 10, 2018

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