3 Causes of Excessive Hair Growth in Women

Posted by Nashua Electrolysis on November 25, 2020

Excessive and unwanted hair growth in women, often referred to as hirsutism, can occur in various areas of the face and body. Some of the most common areas include the chest, abdomen, upper lip, chin, and back. While there are many different causes of hirsutism, there is only one permanent hair removal solution in Tyngsboro, MA. At Nashua Electrolysis, we are a team of dedicated professionals here to help regain confidence.

Beyond hirsutism, there are three common underlying causes in which excessive hair growth results. In this article, we’re looking at those reasons and what you can do to reverse them!



A family history of excessive hair growth can significantly increase the risk of developing hirsutism amongst females. If you have female relatives who also display excessive coarse hair growth, there is a strong possibility that genetics play a part in your hirsutism development.



Medical Conditions

When family history is not a possible contributing factor to your hair growth, certain medical conditions may be to blame. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is a condition in which sex hormones in the body are imbalanced. PCOS can lead to the loss of, or irregularity in menstrual cycles, infertility, cysts on ovaries, and excessive hair growth in females.

Cushing’s syndrome is another medical condition that can cause hirsutism. This syndrome results from increased levels of cortisol in the body, which can come from either excess production in the adrenal glands, or the long-term use of the medication prednisone.




In addition to medical conditions, certain medications can result in excessive hair growth. Some of these include testosterone, danazol, anabolic steroids, glucocorticoids, cyclosporine, and phenytoin. These can cause an imbalance of male hormones in the body, increasing male-pattern hair growth not regularly displayed in females.

Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved treatment option for permanent hair removal, and can help those with hirsutism rid the body of unwanted or excessive hair growth. When considering permanent hair removal in Tyngsboro, MA, it’s imperative to choose a team built on compassion, dedication, and experience.

At Nashua Electrolysis, we’re proud to have served the greater Nashua region for decades. For more information on how we can help you take control of your body, contact us today to schedule your free consultation 603-888-3803.



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