Unwanted hair is a very common problem and there is a lot of social pressure on ladies to have smooth legs and armpits. Similarly for men, hairy chests or backs are not very appealing to most people.
What is unwanted hair?
There is considerable variation regarding hair growth (distribution, density, colour and hair type) and this may be due to genetic factors, race, medical conditions (such as polycystic ovaries) and medication. Hirsutism is the medical term applied when hair growth is above and beyond what is considered normal and may be related to an underlying medical condition. In the majority of cases unwanted hair is normal hair growth but becoming a burden with the relentless task of shaving, waxing, plucking and trimming. Fortunately there are now treatments available which not only remove hair, they also destroy the underlying hair follicles leading to permanent hair reduction and to remove the need for ongoing waxing and shaving.