Do You Struggle with Excessive Facial Hair (Hirsutism)

Do You Struggle with Excessive Facial Hair (Hirsutism)

Hirsutism can be defined as excessive body hair in women, often in areas of the body where hair is unwanted.1 Women who suffer from facial hirsutism often avoid social situations and have been observed to have signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression.2

This issue presents a need for affordable compounding ideas for people with undesired facial hair.

Unfortunately, commercial products to treat hirsutism can be very expensive, and they often come with unwanted side effects. One common brand of topical cream for the treatment of excessive facial hair in women is priced over $200 for one 30 Gm tube.3

Although some commercial products can be effective, people are often looking for other options.

If you struggle with excessive facial hair give us a call and we can talk with you more about possible solutions.

1.  Brown, J., Farquhar, C., Lee, O., Toomath, R., & Jepson, R. G. (2009, April 15). Spironolactone versus placebo or in combination with steroids for hirsutism and/or acne. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (2). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD000194.pub2
2.  Ekbäck, M. P., Lindberg, M., Benzein, E., & Årestedt, K. (2013). Health-related quality of life, depression and anxiety correlate with the degree of hirsutism. Dermatology, 227(3), 278-284. doi:10.1159/000355356
3.  Epocrates. Vaniqa: Eflornithine topical. Retrieved from