Unwanted body hair?
Hair is the natural ornament of every human - presupposed they sprout on the "right" parts of the body ... Hairy woman´s legs, a woman's beard, a man´s hairy back or a man´s extremely hairy chest - not only this century´s current ideal of beauty prefers these regions hair-free.
Hypertrichosis or hirsutism?
A hypertrichosis refers to an increased hair growth occurring both, to men and women alike. Although the hair grows increased here, it only effects men and women´s typical body parts (e.g. the back in case of the man, the lower legs in the woman´s case). However, when we talk of hirsutism we think of a female disease referring to a rather male-typical manifestation of body hair occurring to women (e.g. woman with chest hair). It is of high importance to clarify the cause of hirsutism prior to treatment and with the help of a medical specials and/or a gynecologist or an endocrinologist (a specialist in hormonal disorders) ,as this disease can be accompanied by hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in many cases.
Hair removal by laser as the first choice
Since 1996, laser hair removals are regulary being performed at the Laser Medicine Center Rhine-Ruhr . Depending on the individual skin and hair status there are different systems available for this. The best results for dark hair and fair skin patients can be achieved with the diode laser, which is the laser used as standard laser for hair removal in our practice. But also for more difficult cases, e.g. dark skin type, very fine, light colored hair, a solution encompassing other laser systems can be found ,e.g. with the Nd: YAG laser and IPL (intense pulsed light). If, despite all efforts your hair does not respond to the removal by laser, we will advise you regarding other options during the consultation- hour.