What is Hypertrichosis?

Hypertrichosis is increased hair growth on the body. Contrary to popular belief, hypertrichosis isn’t an all or nothing deal. It can be congenital, meaning it is present at birth. It can also be acquired, though not in a traditional contagious way. It also doesn’t necessarily cover every square inch of skin. Hypertrichosis can cover only small portions of the body.

Causes and Treatments

Hypertrichosis, particularly the acquired variations, can be caused as a side effect from certain medications. It can also be a side effect of cancer or of certain eating disorders. Regardless of the cause, the condition deeply affects those who have it. Doctor Aspacio and Summerlin Dermatology know how important it is to deal with these matters sensitively and effectively.

If you suffer from unwanted hair growth, whether it’s on a small scale or on a full-body level, please contact us today. We can offer treatment options to keep your hair under control.

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