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How do I manage my hypertrichosis on a daily basis?

There are several options available for managing your hypertrichosis. The most permanent methods, electrolysis and laser treatments, are also the most expensive and painful. Bleaching, shaving, plucking, and attempting to cover it up, are less expensive, but need to be done more often. There are also chemical depilatory treatments available to help keep your condition manageable. Eflornithine is a cream that slows hair growth but will only work as long as it is being used.

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