How Not to Stress About Unwanted Facial Hair During Menopause
Menopause refers to the stage that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. It is a natural biological process that happens to ladies in their 40s or 50s.
This stage is officially diagnosed once you have gone 12 months without a menstrual period.
The usual symptoms of menopause, which you will also feel during perimenopause (the months or years leading up to menopause), include:
- Irregular or less frequent periods
- Night sweats
- Sudden chills
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Hair loss or thinning
- Skin dryness
- Loss of breast fullness
- Mood swings
- Sleep problems
- Faster weight gain and slower metabolism
There are also a number of other signs and symptoms that accompany menopause, such as difficulties concentrating, memory problems, headaches, frequent urinary tract infection (UTI), reduced bone and muscle mass, and the sudden appearance of hair on certain areas of the body, such as the face, neck, and chest.
Most women are so shocked at the sudden or increased growth of facial and neck hair during menopause that they consider getting a permanent hair removal treatment in Dubai so they can have smooth, fuzz-free skin that they can be proud of again.
What Causes the Appearance of Unwanted Hair During Menopause?
During perimenopause and menopause, your body will cease producing and circulating estrogen. However, it will continue producing and circulating testosterone. This hormonal imbalance will cause the appearance of some male secondary sex characteristics, such as coarse facial hair, also known as terminal hair.
Certain medications can also cause more unwanted hair to appear. A supplement called DHEA has been known to trigger hypertrichosis or the werewolf syndrome. This condition is distinguished by the excessive growth of hair on the body, including the face.
Since menstruation and its symptoms are natural biological processes, you should not be overly concerned about it. However, if you notice that your facial and body hairs are growing at a quick rate, you need to consult your doctor immediately.
This is because the rapid growth of body hairs can sometimes signal a more serious medical condition. These can include tumors of the ovaries and Cushing syndrome, a disease wherein the adrenal glands are secreting copious amounts of male hormones, thereby causing excess hair growth.
What Can You Do to Keep Unwanted Hair at Bay?
If you are feeling concerned because of the appearance of peach fuzz and hair on other parts of your body where they shouldn’t be, there are ways to boost your confidence and have hair-free skin again.
First, check if you are taking a supplement or medicine that contains DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone. If you are, ask your doctor for a replacement, one that does not have this male-type hormone in its ingredients.
Ask your OB-GYN or endocrinologist if you are a candidate for hormone therapy as well. When your hormones are balanced again, you can keep excessive hair growth at bay.
Additionally, make some changes to your diet as well. Start eating more low-glycemic index foods such as grains (quinoa and oats), fresh vegetables, lentils, eggs, and meats. These food items stabilize blood glucose levels which, in turn, help maintain hormone balance.
Also, ask your medical specialist if you can take some herbs that can help reduce your body’s production of androgen, another hormone that influences excessive hair growth. Examples of herbal supplements are spearmint, black cohosh, and chaste tree.
What Can You Do to Get Rid of Facial Hair Now?
The usual hair removal methods, which include plucking, shaving, and threading, will allow you to have a fuzz-free face. Using depilatory creams and waxing will give you the same result as well.
However, to maintain a smooth, hair-free face, you have to shave, pluck, or get the hair removal treatment regularly. Whether you do this by yourself or go to the salon, you will end up getting stressed since you have to add this time-consuming task to your to-do list.
Additionally, these traditional hair removal methods are painful and uncomfortable. Moreover, they can cause some side effects such as ingrown hair, skin irritation and redness, and bumps.
If you want to get rid of facial hair permanently, consider undergoing an electrolysis hair removal treatment.
Electrolysis uses electricity to destroy the root of the hair. A fine instrument is inserted into each follicle, which releases an electric current that will damage the cells, preventing them from initiating growth again.
Electrolysis is the only method of permanently removing hair that is endorsed by the U.S. FDA. As such, you will be free of unwanted facial hair once you complete all sessions.
Additionally, this treatment works on any color of hair and skin complexion. Because of this, even if you have grey hair growing on your upper lip, electrolysis will effectively remove them.
There are several symptoms you will be experiencing during menopause, and you can opt to eliminate one of these by getting rid of unwanted facial hair through electrolysis. By doing so, you will have one less thing to worry and stress about.
If you want to find out how this treatment works, watch this electrolysis facial hair removal video. Get in touch with us today at Furless to book a consultation.