In many cases, it’s not clear why this happens. Some women just seem to develop extra hair growth as they get older, particularly after the menopause. In younger women, the most common cause is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that can cause irregular periods and fluid-filled sacs (cysts) on the ovaries.
However, it is not only women that are affected by unwanted body and facial hair, men can also have treatment to remove any undesirable hair from their person. At Orchard Skin Clinic a number of our Laser Hair Removal patients are men – The most popular treatment areas are the neck, chest and back.
Each individual hair has a shaft and a root, the shaft is what is visible and the root is buried within the skin and is fed by the blood supply. There are three stages to hair growth, and the optimum time for laser is as it is in a growth stage, this cycle varies dependent on age, hair type and where it is on the body.
The laser delivers a super fast shot of light directly onto the surface of the skin, and penetrates the heat into the hair follicle. The heat helps to disable the follicle growth. The hair shaft is used as a conductor for the heat. Multiple treatments are required to capture and maximise each individual’s hair growth pattern, this becomes important when treating hormonal issues such as Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome.
Our two locations, Orchard Skin Clinic in Cambridgeshire and The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital, both benefit from being located within quiet, calm and tranquil environments.
At Orchard Skin Clinic we offer a variety of skin rejuvenation and corrective treatments to address many different skin conditions.
Our technologically advanced Laser equipment enables us to successfully treat men and women of all age groups and skin types who would like to improve or enhance their skin health, with very little or no downtime.
85-89 New London Road,
T: 01245 253760
47 Aldreth Road,
T: 01353 741730