Body hair had a significant protective function of the skin against external influences in the past. Largely, it has been replaced by clothes and today body hair is seen more as a burden and most of us would rather get rid of it forever.
Excessive body hair does not have to be only an aesthetic problem. In many women but also men it is often psychologically traumatic and represents a significant concern.
We distinguish two types of excessive body hair – hirsutism and hypertrichosis. Excessive body hair can be also, for example, a sign of an endocrine disease. In this case it grows on such places where it naturally appears in men – on a chin, above the upper lip, on breasts or abdomen.
A different condition may be concealed behind such symptoms, e.g. an increased production of male hormones; however, the reason is often not found. In this regard, excessive body hair is a part of an inborn type.
- Body hair can be removed temporarily or permanently. Temporary removal can be achieved with electric shavers, shaving powders, foams, waxing, and oriental epilation, tweezing or shaving with a razor. In these cases, the skin stays smooth only for several days.
- Permanent removal includes electrology (hair removal with an electric probe), photoepilation with IPL and laser hair removal.
The most fashionable methods of hair removal: