The abnormal hair growth on the skin parts either in quantity or in coarseness is referred as superfluous hair. It is also called as Hirsute or Hypertrichosis in medical terms. You can do nothing to prevent the growth of superfluous hair. Such kind of hair growth can make you feel embarrassed and also hamper your self-confidence. Certain medicines and drinking alcohol can also be the main reason behind getting this extra growth of hair.
The superfluous hairs are not any sign of danger or they themselves are not dangerous but only thing that makes people bad about such hair growth is it makes them look ugly and unattractive. If during pregnancy you have drank alcohol then your child will have such superfluous hair and will also have other birth defects like learning disabilities. These kinds of hairs are not contagious; you cannot get this hair growth by touching someone who has them.
Removing Superfluous Hair -
Depending upon your age, your health and your medical history you can take any kind of treatment to remove the unwanted hair from your skin. There are several treatments that will help in getting rid from these hairs but you will need to have patience and must follow the treatment with persistence. If you have good tolerance and your body is not reacting to the treatment than within months of starting the treatment you can get rid form these unwanted hair growth.
Bleaching is the most common method used all over the world to make the superfluous hair look less visible. This method is very simple and you can see the difference in your skin within 15 to 20 minutes. But many people don't find bleach comfortable as it causes skin irritation for them. One more way to get rid form superfluous hair growth is to shape these hairs. But shaving makes them re-grow faster and the hair also become coarse the next time. This is because in shaving the hair doesn’t get removed from the roots.
To remove the superfluous hair from the underarms or legs, you can also use pumice stone or emery covered pads but these things are not suitable when it comes to removing hair from face. But again the effect of this method will not be permanent and you will need to do it often. There is one more very old method of removing unwanted hair and that is waxing. It is considered as the best method for removing unwanted hairs but make sure that your skin doesn't get brunt while applying the hot wax. You can easily remove the unwanted hair at home without anyone's help.
Plucking and threading method can also remove superfluous hairs. This is very commonly used method to trim the unwanted hair growth on your eyebrows, chin and upper lip. If you have hair growth around your nipples, then you can use threading and plucking method to remove them. You can even consider laser removal of unwanted hair but make sure that you do it from a good source.