“I’m afraid I’m turning into a man, and I can’t tell anyone about this, not even my husband.”
“Can you help me?”
“Why did I have to have this curse? Why me?”
These are some comments made by unhappy women almost every day. They are actual words of hundreds of my clients, who are diverse in background, education and occupation.
People sharing the same problem, unwanted excess hair (in medical terms; hirsutism).
Their spectrum of emotions range from resignation, frustration and helplessness to outright anger.
They also share another sentiment: fear.
The fear that they will be found out, the fear that their excess hair will be noticed and the fear that an all-knowing finger will be pointed at them…and people will know for sure.
They scrape, cut, pull, rub, burn, poke at, cover up, bleach, wipe off, shave, wax, or do whatever they can do remove this excess hair, only to watch in complete and utter frustration as it returns to plague their lives.
Here in Canada and the United States, the smoother svelte, slim, feminine image dictates fashion, and bikinis, revealing fashions and nudity necessitate an absolutely smooth, creamy female skin, unhampered by excess facial or body hair. It is here that hairlessness (except for the scalp, of course) is desired more than anywhere else in the world.
Many people end up turning to self-help products or do-it-yourself home surgery, which proves fruitless, or worse, dangerous. And far worse, by treating themselves, chances are they may ignore what may be symptoms of dangerous illness, of what hirsutism may only be one of a number of side-effects.
Hirsutism, usually has been thought of as a genetic or inherited characteristic, as a matter of fact, endocrinologists consider hirsutism to be the second-largest endocrine or glandular disorder in the United States, second only to diabetes. Therefore, professional methods of analysis aid in the discovery that the symptom of hirsutism may be a warning sign of undetected tumors of the adrenals or ovaries, or other minor disorders of the endocrine system.
In the past, social conventions and taboos restricted people from participating open discussions about many things, including removal of excess hair. Had they the opportunity to seek the proper help and know about the medically approved, effective, safe and permanent treatment of electrolysis, they would not only have blemish-free, smooth skin, and a brighter, more confident outlook, but also peace of mind.
Electrolysis performed with specially designed, electronic equipment, providing a specific type of current, (galvanic and/or radio frequency, thermolysis/DC Current), is used in conjunction with an ultra-fine filament by the electrologist to reach down to the hair root. Once there, this mild, carefully controlled and localized current permanently eliminates the growing source of the hair.