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Many women in Vancouver seek out the services of Dr. Jaffer to remove unwanted hair from various areas of their bodies, including the face, chest, back, underarms, arms, legs, and bikini area. These are common areas where women grow small amounts of hair. However, there are circumstances in which some women have body hair that is more noticeable than other women. This condition is medically referred to as hirsutism and is defined as excessive hair growth in women. To learn little more about 6 common causes of excessive hair growth, and how Dr. Jaffer can help by performing laser hair removal, keep reading.

• Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Also known as PCOS, this syndrome is the most common cause of excessive hair growth in women. It is caused when an imbalance of sex hormones occurs. Other symptoms Vancouver women could encounter are irregular periods, obesity, infertility, and ovarian cysts. By performing laser hair removal, Dr. Jaffer can relieve you of this unwanted hair.

• Cushing’s Syndrome
This syndrome occurs when a woman’s body is exposed to high levels of cortisol hormone. It can occur when the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol, or after taking certain medications for a long period of time. If you’re suffering from excessive hair growth because of Cushing’s Syndrome, call Dr. Jaffer to learn more about how laser hair removal can help control your symptoms.

• Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Sometimes, excessive hair growth occurs as a result of genetics. One condition that women can inherit is called congenital adrenal hyperplasia. This condition occurs when the adrenal glands produce an abnormal amount of the steroid hormones cortisol and androgen. Laser hair removal can help women suffering from this condition and help restore their confidence.

• Some Medications
Some women in Vancouver can benefit from laser hair removal at Heights Laser Centre if they suffer from excessive hair growth caused by medications. Unfortunately, medications you need to stay well and healthy have side effects and can cause this extra hair to grow in places you just don’t want it. But that hair doesn’t have to stay. Dr. Jaffer can help, so give him a call today!

• Obesity
When women struggle with obesity, insulin resistance usually occurs as well. With these two things often comes an increase in the levels of male hormones, which leads to excessive hair growth. Laser hair removal works wonders for women in Vancouver who struggle with obesity.

• Organ Hypersensitivity
Sometimes excessive hair growth occurs without any detectable hormonal changes. When this occurs, it is referred to as organ hypersensitivity, meaning the hair follicles are very sensitive to normal levels of male hormones. Some medications can help this sensitivity, but laser hair removal with Dr. Jaffer can also solve this problem for women who don’t want to take medication.

Call Dr. Jaffer’s Office Today to Schedule an Initial Consultation

If you’re suffering from excessive hair growth, the best thing you can do is make an appointment to see Dr. Jaffer so he can provide a full evaluation and determine whether or not laser hair removal is right for you. Contact us by calling his Vancouver office today at (604) 298-4481.