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Hormonal Imbalance & How it Can be a Facial Hair Problem

Hormonal imbalance can indeed lead to the development of facial hair problems, particularly in women.

Increased Androgen Levels – these are male hormones present in both men and women, but women typically have lower levels. When there’s an imbalance, such as an increase in androgen levels, it can lead to excessive hair growth in areas where men typically grow hair, including the face.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is another factor, a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, characterised by imbalanced sex hormones, including elevated androgens, with one of the symptoms of PCOS being hirsutism, which often manifests as excess facial hair growth.

Menopause – menopausal women experience a decline in estrogen levels. This hormonal shift can sometimes lead to an increase in androgens relative to estrogen, resulting in facial hair growth.

Medications certain medications, such as anabolic steroids or certain corticosteroids, can cause hormonal imbalances that result in facial hair growth.

Thyroid Disorders – hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism can affect hormone levels, potentially leading to hirsutism as a symptom.

Facial hair growth due to hormonal imbalance can vary in severity, ranging from fine, light-colored hairs to coarse, dark hairs.

Treatment options often focus on addressing the underlying hormonal imbalance, which may involve medication, lifestyle changes, or in some cases, cosmetic treatments like Laser Hair Removal

Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial for proper diagnosis and management and we can help you with this – book in with one of our specialists for a consultation and we can go from there.

There are also some things that you could do help with any hormonal imbalance and facial hair, and that is to increase certain foods within your diet, they may help by increasing the estrogen (hormone) levels in the body and reduce unwanted facial hair naturally. Soya is a good one, this helps in balancing hormones, along with –

Foods such as

Sunflower Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Flax Seeds




Dried fruits


Mung beans


Rice bran

With Laser Hair Removal at Surrey Laser Clinic we can treat body hair from when our client has had thier first period, please get in touch with our team at the clinic and we can advise you further. You can get in touch with us on 01932 731762