Facial Hair

FACIAL HAIR woman

Last Updated December 20th, 2021

Overview

The growth of facial hair in the form of mustaches and beards is a change that signals puberty in males. This is a reflection of increased levels of male hormones in the body. Women do have facial hair as well but this is of a finer quality as compared to male facial hair that tends to be thicker and coarser. Such soft, downy hair is referred to as ‘peach fuzz’ because it resembles the fine hairs that lend a fuzzy texture to the surface of ripe peaches. However, certain medical conditions can cause women to develop excessive facial hair like that of men. This is usually attributed to hormonal imbalance.

 

What is unwanted facial hair?

FACIAL HAIR removalThe growth of unwanted facial and body hair in women is known as hirsutism. Normal, healthy women do have facial hair and body hair but this is usually finer, softer and lighter in color than in men. Men tend to have coarser and thicker body hair and facial hair in comparison. When, a woman starts developing such coarse, dark hair on her face and body, this is a sign of an underlying hormonal imbalance. Its growth patterns resemble those of normal facial and body hair growth in men. Thus, women suffering from hirsutism will typically find the abnormal growth of coarse, dark hair on areas such as the face, neck, chest, back, and thighs.

Usually, hirsutism is caused by increased proportions of male hormones (androgens) in the female body. Sometimes, these hormone imbalances occur as a result of normal age-related changes around the time of menopause. Other times, the underlying cause is a medical disorder.

 

What is responsible for hirsutism in women?

There are two main conditions under which hirsutism can manifest. The first involves increased levels of male hormones (androgens) in the female body. The second involves normal levels of androgens but an increased sensitivity of the hair follicles towards these androgens. The latter condition is more likely in the premenopausal individuals.

Women’s bodies do produce small quantities of male hormones known as androgens. This includes testosterone. When the proportion of androgens in the female body rises higher than the normal limits, or when the body is abnormally sensitive to them, the woman begins to exhibit certain bodily changes associated with males. It can also adversely affect her menstrual cycle. The growth of excess body hair and hair is only one possible outward sign of such a hormonal imbalance.

Causes and risk factors for hirsutism include:

  • Hormonal changes associated with aging and menopause.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Being very overweight or obese.
  • Disorders of the adrenal glands. These include Cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and adrenal cancer.
  • Acromegaly, an endocrine disorder affecting the pituitary gland and causing it to secrete too much growth hormone.
  • Taking certain drugs such as anabolic steroids, certain immunosuppressants and some medications for hypertension.
  • Tumors causing the excess production of androgens. These can appear on the ovaries or the adrenal glands.
  • Having a family history of hirsutism or disorders giving rise to it is known to increase the likelihood of developing the condition.
  • Belonging to certain ethnic groups. Women of South Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Native American origin are more likely to suffer from hirsutism.

 

What are the Signs of Hirsutism?

FACIAL HAIR pluckingHirsutism is not a disease. Rather, it is a symptom of an underlying problem. It is characterized by the growth of thick, coarse and dark hair in areas such as the upper lip, chin, back, buttocks and thighs. This may be accompanied by other signs of virilization or appearance of changes more often associated with male bodies. These include:

  • Deepening of the voice
  • Acne and oily skin.
  • Enlargement of the clitoris.
  • Reduction in breast size.
  • Increased libido.
  • Infrequent periods or other changes in the menstrual cycle.

 

Clinical Complications

Hirsutism is not a severe medical condition. It does not produce lasting changes in the body. It tends to resolve when the underlying causes are addressed. However, the condition responsible for it can have critical implications. For instance, polycystic ovary syndrome can cause infertility and pregnancy complications. Cushing syndrome can cause complications such as sexual dysfunction and hypertension. Hirsutism in itself is a benign condition although it can cause patients to feel embarrassed and anxious.

 

How is Hirsutism Diagnosed?

Hirsutism is clearly apparent upon physical examination. However, the process of diagnosis does not end here. It is important to determine the condition responsible for causing such abnormal hair growth. The following procedures are useful:

  • Medical history and family history. The patient may have a personal history of a disorder such as polycystic ovary syndrome or endocrine disorders responsible for hirsutism. They may also have a family history of similar conditions. The patient may also be taking medications that could cause hirsutism.
  • Blood tests are useful in assessing hormone levels and detecting endocrine disorder.
  • Pelvic ultrasonography is useful in detecting conditions such as polycystic ovaries.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) helps assess the condition of the adrenal glands and detect abnormalities such as tumors or hyperplasia.

 

Treatment and prevention

FACIAL HAIR womanTreatment – Primary hirsutism can be treated medically. Medical treatment involves bleaching or physical removal of hair.

  • Electrolysis – Removing hair using electric current. It treats each hair follicle individually hence it can be a long process.
  • Shaving– It is the quickest and most inexpensive technique of hair removal. It needs to be done regularly, as it only removes the hair from the surface and not the follicles.
  • Tweezing – This method is useful in case there is fewer number of hair strands to remove.
  • Waxing – This method involves applying warm wax on the area of the unwanted hair. Once the wax dries up it is pulled, thus resulting in hair removal. Though it is an effective and immediate treatment measure, there will be a need to get it done repetitively.
  • Using hair removal cream (depilatories) – Here chemical foam is used to removed hair.
  • Laser treatment – Here concentrated light rays are used to damage hair follicles. Damaged hair follicles cannot produce hair, and the hair that is present falls out.
  • Oral contraceptives – Birth control pills or any other contraceptive pills treat hirsutism by producing estrogen and progestin, thereby treating hirsutism caused by androgen. This is an effective method of treatment for those women who do not wish to conceive.
  • Anti-androgen – These are prescribed after 6 months of using oral contraceptives if the oral contraceptives are not effective. These pills inhibit androgen getting attached to their receptors in the body.
  • Bleaching – This helps in removing the pigment in order to camouflage excess facial hair in women.

Prevention – Hirsutism is generally not preventable. There are certain things that you can do to reduce your facial hair growth.

  • Make sure you know what is causing your facial hair growth. If it is medications, avoid those particular medications.
  • Reduce stress levels. Increased stress and anxiety levels can cause hormonal imbalances thus causing facial hair growth.
  • Maintain a stable and healthy diet. If you have PCOS, hyperthyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome or congenital adrenal hyperplasia follow the necessary and accurate dietary plan. If the dietary plan is not followed, it can lead to facial hair growth.
  • Maintaining your weight is rather important if you are hirsutism, especially in the case of PCOS.

Facts

  • About 5% of the women in the US experience hirsutism.
  • At times, unwanted facial hair runs in the family.
  • It is most common in people from the Middle East, South Asia, and the Mediterranean regions.

Facts

  • It is linked to high levels of the male hormone (androgens) present in the body.
  • Facial hair is present in up to 5-10% of women.
  • It can be caused by high levels of hormonal imbalance and medications.

Facts

  • Birth control pills alone cause this condition to stabilize in 1 of every 2 patients and to improve in 1 of every 10.
  • Approximately 20 million American women resort to facial hair removal at least once a week.

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Dos and Don'ts

Dos
  • Make sure to get a full hormone check-up done regularly.
  • Maintain your weight.
  • Indulge in moderate exercise.
Don'ts
  • Indulge in smoking and reduce alcohol consumption.
  • Ignore your diet. In case, you have excess facial hair growth due to PCOS or hyperthyroidism, make sure to understand and follow the dietary measures for them.
  • Skip any meals or lose out on your sleep, as these cause a fluctuation in hormones resulting in unwanted facial hair.

 

 

 

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Chloride Test A chloride test of the blood checks the level of chloride in body, an important factor governing the…
complement c4 test
Anemia Profile Anemia Profile test (Basic) is a blood screening test that measures the levels of important components of the…
shiitake mushrooms healthy
What are Shiitake Mushrooms and why should you eat them? Shiitake Mushrooms are well known for their smoky and robust taste. However, did you know they are replete…
Optavia diet
The features of an Optavia diet The Optavia diet endorses pre-packaged meals and snacks called "fuelings" that are tasty, low in calorie, and incorporates…
alcohol toxic
7 startling facts that will make you quit alcohol today Does drinking really make you friendly and happy? How many calories does a can of cold beer add…
Jackfruit: Slice your way into higher immunity, better digestion, & more… Native to the South East Asia, the jackfruit is a fruit brimming with thousands of health benefits. Discover…
Love tea, hate tannins? Rooibos tea is just what you need The market is brimming with a multitude of herbal teas. But what makes rooibos tea (or red bush)…
How to correctly perform nasal irrigation using a Neti Pot? Neti pot has been a part of Ayurveda since centuries. This ancient tool is extremely effective in treating…
Epley maneuver: Why is this the best protection from the symptoms of vertigo? Epley maneuver is an exercise that can treat the symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).  It was…
The Cabbage Soup Diet: The healthiest way to instant weight loss Cabbage soup diet rapid weight loss diet for those who want to shed those extra pounds in less…
Atkins diet weight loss
Atkins Diet: The right steps to carb control that can help you lose those pounds fast The Atkins diet is a high fat, low-carb diet with proven weight loss benefits that is flexible enough…
myelogram
Myelography Myelography is an important diagnostic tool that is used to investigate and identify abnormalities in the spine and…
Coconut sugar: What is it and is it healthier than table sugar? In the long list of things that the wonderful coconut gives us, coconut sugar is another remarkable addition.…
Mood swings
The real reasons for your mood swings and how to overcome them Are you prone to heated moods frequently? Do you also feel bouts of depressive feeling creeping up on…
Quinine: How gin and tonic came to be known as a potent health elixir The discovery of quinine-containing tree bark is sometimes considered the most serendipitous medical discovery of the 17th century.
These are the top foods to increase your hemoglobin count It is important to add iron-rich foods into your diet in order to increase hemoglobin. Deficiency of hemoglobin could…
reflexology massage
Top reasons why you should go for a reflexology massage today Reflexology involves the application of pressure to your feet and hands to encourage self-healing. Could this be beneficial…
Balneotherapy jacuzzi
5 things you didn’t know about balneotherapy and how you can do it at home Sauna baths have been popular since a long time. But how much more beneficial can balneotherapy be as…
GGt test
GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect the extent of…
ANTIPHOSPHOLIPIDANTIBODY(APL)_IgG
Antiphospholipid (APL) antibody-IgG The Antiphospholipid Antibody testing is a blood test used to determine an autoimmune disorder called Antiphospholipid syndrome linked…
valproic acid test
Valproic Acid Test Valproic acid test is performed to generally check for psychiatric and even neurological conditions such as bipolar disease…
phenytoin test
Phenytoin test Phenytoin is a drug that is administered mainly to epilepsy patients. The phenytoin blood test measures the level…
Rubella IgM test
Rubella IgM Test The Rubella IgM test is a blood test that is performed to diagnose the presence of the rubella…
vdrl test syphilis
VDRL Test The VDRL test is a blood test that is used to diagnose sexually transmitted or venereal diseases, primarily…
sodium blood test
Blood Sodium Test A blood sodium test measures the amount of sodium (an important electrolyte) in your body. It is also…
Okra: How can this nutrient-dense vegetable help you fight diabetes? Okra is a food which is rich in nutrients and minerals which are extremely essential for a healthy…
hidden benefits walking
9 benefits of walking we bet you didn’t know! Did you know walking can be the miracle pill for eternal youth? Everyone knows walking is good for…
stress depressed anxiety
Are you depressed or just stressed? Know when to see a doctor Why are some people more anxious than others? Is being depressed the same as feeling sad? Have you…
acne removal tips
Anatomy of acne: 7 instant steps to kiss those zits goodbye Blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples-call them what you may. Acne is never good news.Did you know some of the…