For some, facial hair can cause stress and we offer a solution for removal. Facial hair in women occurs when there is an imbalance in the levels of estrogen and testosterone. When estrogen predominates, a woman’s face typically has vellus hair –fine, short and almost invisible like ‘peach fuzz’. On the other hand men have coarser, darker beard-type hair. The key hormone that controls the type of hair on your face is dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Higher DHT levels cause your facial hair to convert from vellus to terminal hair production. During reproductive years, the higher relative levels of estrogen to testosterone usually keep production of DHT low. However, as menopause approaches and estrogen levels drop, there’s an increase of DHT in the hair follicle (details below). It’s at this point many women begin to see frustrating ‘beard-like’ hairs in places they’ve never seen them before—chin, jaw line, cheeks, and even the forehead.
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Unwanted facial hair can be different for every woman, from a few hairs on the chin, light growth on the upper lip or heavy and beard like growth. One woman may find the slightest growth on her lip or chin terribly bothersome, while another woman may have visible hair on her upper lip and it may not bother her at all. Women with excessive facial hair often experience psychological factors such as low self-esteem and embarrassment. At Comfort Blend Electrolysis, women tell us that unwanted facial hair is a frustration.
So, if you’re facing excess facial hair, you’re far from being alone. Give us a call today to book your free consultation.