What is excessive hair growth?


Many people suffer from unwanted hair. In women, fine hair is typically present all over the body, including the face, however this can typically increase with the on-set of menopause. A medical term for excessive hair growth is Hirsutism which is when women develop hair on their face, neck, chest, tummy, lower back, buttocks or thighs. A common cause for excessive hair growth in women is PCOS hair growth – this is when excess hair is present due to androgren levels associated with this condition. Dr Leah Clinic offer discount scheme for clients with PCOS hair growth – please email us info@drleah.co.uk.

What Causes excessive hair growth?


The main causes of increased or excessive hair growth is the presence of hormones called androgens. Androgens are typically referred to as male hormones by medical professionals, but they are produced in both men and women. Where the body releases excessive amounts of androgens, especially in women, the likelihood of unwanted hair growth increases. There are several ailments that can cause an increased level of androgens.

Medicines - Medicines and steroids with certain hormone increasing factors can lead to excessive hair growth.

Hormonal conditions - Hormonal conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome, Acromegaly and PCOS can lead to excessive hair growth. PCOS is a major cause of reported excessive hair growth – with Pcos hair growth being one of our most commonly reported issues at Dr Leah Clinic- Dr Leah Clinic offer discount scheme for clients with PCOS hair growth – please email us info@drleah.co.uk.


How to treat excessive hair growth including Pcos hair growth?

You can treat excessive hair growth, Pcos hair growth, as well as body and facial hair removal at home or for longer lasting results in a clinic setting with professional strength machines or prescribed medication.

Unwanted hair can easily be removed at home with methods like shaving, waxing, tweezing, threading, and the application of hair removal creams. However, unwanted hair grows back quickly with these methods and can cause irritation as well as ingrown hairs. It is also possible to achieve longer lasting results with treatments including electrolysis, prescription creams, chemical depilation and laser. At Dr Leah Clinic we use the best treatment available – Soprano Ice Laser for long lasting results which in a large number of clients results in permanent hair removal.

Dr Leah Clinic’s best treatment for excessive hair growth and hair removal treatment

Dr Leah Clinics laser hair removal London and laser hair removal Essex is an excellent choice of treatment for unwanted hair. While many clinics offer IPL at Dr Leah Clinic, we use Soprano Ice Laser which is a much more effective treatment for removing hair quickly and without irritation. Soprano Ice Laser is the industry leader for its multi-award winning technology, pain free application, and quick results for both body and facial hair removal.

Soprano Ice Laser is the latest innovation in hair removal technology which is the newest version of the Soprano Laser. The Soprano Ice Laser hair removal treatment is suitable for all areas of the body and all skin types (even tanned skin). This laser hair removal system uses a diode laser that is specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, more comfortably, and with fewer visits than ever before with no recovery time.*

Laser hair removal cost varies depending on the area treated.


Why Choose Dr Leah Clinics For Excess Hair Removal Treatment?

  • At Dr Leah Clinics we are experts in hair removal with some of the most highly trained laser therapists in the aesthetics industry.
  • We use only the very best hair removal system on the market - The Soprano Ice Laser system which is the most effective laser technology available.
  • Convienient locations - we offer the laser hair removal London treatment at both of our London Clinics which are very close to nearby tube stations (Baker Street and Moorgate) and we offer laser hair removal at our Loughton Clinic where parking is available at the clinic.
  • Convienient online booking for your FREE initial consultation and test patch – book online now!
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Common Questions

What Is The Laser Hair Removal Consultation Procedure?

Prior to treatment, a free consultation is carried out during which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. This is also an opportunity for you to raise any questions you may have. Before treatment commences you will be asked to give informed consent, and a small test patch will be carried out at least 24 hours prior to your first session. Book your FREE initial consultation and test patch – book online now!

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser light is selectively absorbed by melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle. The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.

How Is Treatment Carried Out?

The Laser light is aimed at the body area to be treated and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The Laser is then moved to the adjacent area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.

Am I Suitable For Laser Hair Removal?

Most people are suitable. Best results are seen with people who have light skin and dark hair. Dr Leah Clinics offer the Alexandrite Soprano Ice Laser which is effective in treating fairer hair types. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

The Soprano Ice laser hair removal system offers significant, long-term results.*

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

The Soprano Ice laser hair removal system is clinically proven to be both safe and effective.

Do You Use Ipl Hair Removal?

The Soprano ice hair removal system is not an IPL system – it is a superior machine and the best on the market for effective hair reduction.

What Does Laser Treatment Feel Like?

The Soprano Ice Laser is a state of the art procedure, a Diode laser specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, more comfortably, and with fewer visits than ever before. It gradually heats the hair follicle while the handpiece is passed over the same area constantly. It is said to feel like a hot stone massage.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

This depends on the area being treated, skin type and the laser being used. The Soprano Ice laser is the fastest laser available with treatment taking as little as 5 minutes on smaller areas.

Are There Any Side Effects Of Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

The skin can appear slightly red after treatments and the hair follicles which have been treated may appear raised or bumpy for up to 48 hours. Itching can occur in some individuals several days after treatment which tends to be mild and subside. Other side effects are rare.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

Treatment is conducted every 4 weeks on the face and 6 weeks on the body. The required number of treatments differs from patient to patient but generally 6-8 sessions are needed to see good results.*
*Results may vary from person to person