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How can hormonal problems cause excess facial hair in women?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
In women who have hormonal problems, many laser hair removal treatments will be necessary unless the problems are brought under control. Polycystic ovary disease (Stein-Leventhal syndrome) is one of the more common conditions that cause facial hair growth. Under the influence of hormones, each little blond hair of the face has the potential to become a large black hair. It's kind of like weeding a garden. Even though you pull all the weeds, the seeds are already in place for a new crop in a few weeks. The blond hairs are the seeds of larger hairs.
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