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How will hypertrichosis change the quality of my life?

As long as you have the condition of hypertrichosis your quality of life may be different. People might look at you differently if you do not manage the hair removal well. Your self esteem can diminish if you are not able to handle the emotional burden of this condition. This may result in you being less sociable.

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