Debra Price MD PA Board Certified Dermatologist

Unwanted Hair | Miami

Unwanted Hair

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.

Hair Removal

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.

Treatments to Slow Hair Growth

Vaniqa, an FDA approved prescription topical medication can slow the return of unwanted facial hair following dermaplaning, waxing and other temporary hair removal procedures.

Long Lasting or Permanent 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.