Excess hair growth

Whilst you may want to remove unwanted hair for purely aesthetic reasons or because you would like to reduce the hassle associated with shaving, plucking, threading or waxing, there are also a number of medical conditions that can also require the removal of excessive hair. Whatever your reasons for seeking hair removal the clinic specialises in using lasers to permanently removing excessive hair growth using a range of machines that are quick, safe and comfortable.

Whilst both men and women can suffer from unwanted hair, it is often women who normally expect to have less hair growth. For these women, excessive hair growth can be problematic.

This is particularly true if it is evident on areas like the face and in clear view. If the pattern of hair growth is masculine it might be that you’re suffering from a medically diagnosed condition called Hirsutism.

Hirsutism is caused by the excessive production of male hormones called androgens. If you have a hormonal condition like polycystic ovary syndrome (PSO) this can increase the number of androgens present in your body and stimulate your body’s production of facial and body hair.

The good news is that there is a range of effective and simple treatments that can permanently remove this unwanted hair.

Hirsutism differs from hypertrichosis as it is a condition exclusive to women, whereas hypertrichosis can affect both men and women. Hypertrichosis results in excessive hair growth which is over and above the normal range for the age, sex and race and can develop all over the body or in isolated areas. Men are typically concerned with hair growth on their backs and arms, but can often struggle with shaving and rashes if their beards are particularly dense and thick.

Whilst some men only wish to reduce hair growth to help make shaving easier it is also common for some men to request the complete removal of hair to other areas like the chest, backs and arms. Whatever your requirements we have a hair removal solution that can treat any issues you may have with excessive hair.


At Brigstock Skin and Laser we can offer you a number of different types of treatments whatever your skin and hair type.

Laser hair removalIntense pulsed light hair removalElectrolysis hair removal