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Unwanted Hair

People seek treatment for unwanted hair for many reasons whether it be cosmetic or some underlying systemic reason. Excess hair can be categorised into two categories, hypertricosis or hirsutism. Hirsutism is the term given to women suffering from excess in a male pattern such as on the chin and face. There are a number of reasons why a woman may develop hirsutism.

Hypertrichosis is an excessive hair disorder featuring abnormal hair density and length as compared to normal growth expected for the individuals age, ethnicity and sex. Commonly, hypertrichosis is classified as generalized hypertrichosis or localized hypertrichosis.


Generalised means excessive hair growth all over the body or at multiple sites on the body. Localised refers to abnormal hair growth at a single site or just a few sites.

For most causes of unwanted hair Intense Pulsed Light or Laser treatments is an ideal solution to permanent hair reduction or hair growth management.


Available Treatments

IPL Hair Removal

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It destroys hair by a method called selective photothermolysis as light is attracted to a pigment in the hair called Melanin.