Genetic predisposition, obesity and the hormonal changes that occur during the perimenopause or menopause period can predispose women to develop excess facial hair.
An increase in male hormones or androgens in women can cause hirsutism, a male pattern of excess hair growth involving the face, chest and back, often in association with acne, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, deepening of the voice and balding. Hirsutism can be a sign of an underlying medical condition such as polycystic ovary disease, a congenital adrenal enzyme deficiency or rarely cancer.
While most people seeking hair removal have normal variations in hair growth related to ethnicity and genetic predisposition, if you have a change in the pattern or degree of your hair growth or signs or symptoms of hirsutism, it is important to consult with a physician.
There are many options available to remove unwanted or excess hair. In our state of the art aesthetic skin care and dermatology center we offer a variety of temporary and long lasting or permanent hair removal procedures.
Temporary Hair Removal Procedures
Dermaplaning – This gentle controlled mechanical scraping of the skin temporarily removes fine facial hair while simultaneously exfoliating the superficial layers of the skin, leaving a smoother more refreshed skin surface.
Waxing – This longer lasting hair removal procedure removes hair from the root, thereby eliminating excess hair for up to several weeks in duration. Our office specializes in waxing for temporary removal of excess hair from all hair bearing areas of the skin.
Vaniqa, an FDA approved prescription topical medication can slow the return of unwanted facial hair following dermaplaning, waxing and other temporary hair removal procedures.
Laser Hair Removal – Laser hair removal is the gold standard for long lasting or permanent hair removal. Utilizing a variety of lasers of different wavelength we can safely remove hair from individuals of all skin types. Dr Debra Price has been performing laser hair removal since 1997. Our physicians and physician assistant have years of experience in the use of lasers for hair removal.
I have never felt comfortable going to a dermatologist until I met Dr. Price. She is just wonderful. She listens to you and what concerns you and always makes you feel that there is a solution. Her magic hand has helped me with my confidence in not having to wear makeup during the week! I feel great!Yvette S - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
I hope you know how excited I was to be able to come to see you last week, not only do you make us, your patients, look good but you also give us the confidence to go out each morning knowing that we look as good as possible with just a touch of your hand.ANN B. - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
Just to thank you personally for your great talent, your knowledge and your skill. You are a wonderful, truthful practitioner of your "art" of medicine.June - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
When I first came to see you many years ago, I told you that I wanted my skin to look good enough to be comfortable to not have to always wear makeup. I've achieved that. But this is a thank you for giving me skin that I'm always complimented on. It's amazing that all the $$ invested in your office really do pay off.Cherie W - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
You always know what I like for my lips. Thank you for making me so pretty. Thank you for always spending so much time on me. Sometimes it is hard to wait for you. I will wait for you as long as I have to. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you for making me look better.ANN B. - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
I hope you know how excited I was to be able to come to see you last week, not only do you make us, your patients, look good but you also give us the confidence to go out each morning knowing that we look as good as possible with just a touch of your hand.Jane - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
I wanted to thank you again for your transformation of my sister. She looks ten years younger. Thank goodness you are in my life!Toni - DR. PRICE’ S PATIENT
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