Electrolysis Associates of Michigan

Electrolysis Associates of Michigan has been proudly serving the Ann Arbor area for over 30 years.

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Causes of Unwanted Hair

Many factors can contribute to the growth of excess hair:

  • Heredity
  • Normal physiological changes
  • Malfunction of the endocrine system
  • Medication
  • Topical influences
  • Stress

Heredity may be the cause of excess hair. This must be approached from three different levels; race, nationality and family. People belonging to the Caucasian race tend to be the most hairy. If your ancestors lived along the Mediterranean Sea, your chances of having excess hair are great. Italians, Greeks, Spanish and French fall into this category. And finally, it is a known factor that if your mother and grandmother had facial hair, your chances for having the same condition are greater than if they did not.

Puberty, pregnancy and menopause can also cause hair growth. During the normal systemic changes in a women’s life, hormone production varies. It is not uncommon for hormones during these times to be unbalanced. Increase in male hormones (androgens) can also be a factor in unwanted hair growth.

Malfunction of the endocrine glands can trigger excess hair. Some diseases of the thyroid gland, pituitary gland and adrenal gland are known to stimulate hair growth. Cushings disease, polycystic ovaries and thyroid conditions are a few of them. These pathological disorders must be treated by a physician in order for electrolysis to work effectively.

Medications are another known factor influencing the production of unwanted hair growth. Some common culprits include birth control pills, cortisone, some seizure drugs and high blood pressure medication.

Topical influences may also play a part in increased hair growth. These are external influences on the body that cause an increase in the blood supply to the skin and hair follicles. Included may be an abrasive action of casts, sunburn scars from injuries, as well as prolonged tweezing and waxing.

Stress both emotional and physical can stimulate the adrenal glands to initiate a hormonal reaction that can cause fine, soft body hair to become more coarse and noticeable. Also, it has been proven that emotional disturbances can cause menstrual irregularities which, in turn, can also affect excess hair growth.

Regardless of the cause of your specific hair growth problem, electrolysis can safely and permanently eliminate it for you.

By choosing electrolysis as a solution to your hair problem, it will change your life in a positive way. Your investment will pay for itself in confidence, an improved appearance and self-satisfaction. Let us begin to help you today!

We hope that this information will allay any concerns that you may have about communicable disease that can be passed on by needles. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your Physician, or call The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta at (404) 639-3311, or have your Physician call us.


Electrolysis Associates of Michigan Inc. 3830 Packard Road Suite 270 Ann Arbor, MI


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