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What can you do about the hair from hirsutism?

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If you have more facial or body hair than you want, there are a number of ways you can remove it:

Doctors can prescribe drugs that change the way your body grows hair. But when you stop using the medication, hair will grow back.

  • Weight loss
  • Shaving
  • Tweezing or threading
  • Waxing
  • Creams with depilatories
  • Electrolysis
  • Laser hair removal

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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