Hair grows on almost every part of a person's body. We are actually covered it in at birth. Most of it is fine hair that is not connected to sebaceous glands, called vellus hair or "peach fuzz". Vellus hair typically grows under 2 centimetres during your life. Most women, children and pre-teens have vellus hair on their chest, back and face. Vellus hair may appear more noticeable on women with darker skin tones.
The other type of hair that people have is called terminal hair, which is thicker and longer, with deeper roots. Terminal hair is typically found on your head, under your armpits, on legs and in your pubic region. This type of hair may be very curly on some individuals.
During the onset of puberty, the sebaceous glands are highly active. This gland is located at the base of the hair follicle under the skins surface. It plays a role in converting vellus hair into terminal hair. Sebaceous glands produce oil on the skin and hairs surface. Overactive sebaceous glands can create oily hair for many teens.
As men typically have more terminal than vellus hair, hairiness has become a symbol of masculinity in many parts of the world. As a result,
Terminal hair growth in specific areas of a woman's body may indicate a lack of femininity
What is IPL hair removal?
We all know how effective is ipl laser hair removal against unwanted hair growth. During laser hair removal procedure laser hair removal device targets the hair follicles, along with the hair root which is inside the follicle. The coarser and darker the hair, the easier to treat.
Dark hair is attributed to the presence of eumelanin, which absorbs laser energy and converts it to heat much more easily than pheomelanin, the colouring for blonde and red hair of those who are fair skinned. This heat is what destroys the follicle.
Do you suffer from excess hair growth?
Some people have more vellus hair on their bodies then others. This condition is called
hypertrichosis. Hypertrichosis is common when the testosterone levels among women who are menopausal, or post menopausal rises, and the estrogen level decreases.
Hypertrichosis may also occur in people who are on certain medications containing testosterone, danazol, corticotrophin, (ACTH), metyrapone, anabolic steroids (testosterone, DHEA) and glucocorticoids such as prednisone. These medications may cause increased vellus hair and terminal hair growth as well as convert vellus hair into terminal hair.
Hypertrichosis, an excess hair growth condition is a nightmare for its sufferers. With hypertrichosis excess hair can be present on a patch of skin or all over face and/or body. The condition can be hereditary or can be an adverse effect of cyclosporin, a chemotherapy drug, and minoxidil and diazoxide used for the treatment of hypertension.
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