Excess Hair And Ingrowing Hairs Treatments

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The Good Skin Company offer excess hair and ingrowing hairs treatments from our Hampton Hill Clinic, serving Richmond, Twickenham & Teddington in South West London, for people who are suffering from this condition.

Excessive hair growth (hirsutism), why do we get it?

Excessive hair growth in women is usually caused by abnormally high levels of male hormones and can be caused by an underlying medical condition such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is also common to notice increased hair growth when premenopausal or menopausal, two phases that can affect and upset the body’s hormone balance.

Unfortunately it’s not possible to prevent the growth of excess body or facial hair due to hormonal changes in the body. However, it’s important you consult your GP if you notice the condition as it could be a sign that you have an underlying medical condition that’s easy to treat or control.

The best way to remove facial hair and excessive body hair is laser hair removal. This virtually pain-free treatment works by zapping the hair and hair follicle with a concentrated beam of light. The Cutera laser system has a cold tip that makes the treatment comfortable while having the procedure.  The light is attracted to the dark pigment in the hair and works by damaging the hair itself and the follicle. This slows down future regrowth considerably and in many people can stop hair regrowth permanently. We recommend a course of between six and eight treatments to see the best results.

Our years of experience in the field of laser hair removal means we may be able to help you with a tailored treatment programme for laser hair removal. We offer free consultations with qualified healthcare professionals, as well as a thorough after care service to ensure that your experience is positive throughout your entire journey.

Unwanted hair under your chin, upper lip or arms is quite distressing. Growing hair in places where you never had it before or developing thickening body hair is an incredibly sensitive topic because women’s perspectives can vary widely based on personal preference. Many women want to get rid of excess hair as quickly and permanently as possible while others are happy to let it grow as a natural expression of themselves.

We actually have hair all over our bodies from the very beginning. In the womb, a fine layer of hair called lanugo covers a fetus and keeps it insulated. After birth, we develop very soft and light vellus hair better known as “peach fuzz” which stays on our bodies for our entire lives. Vellus hair can be a little thicker or darker depending on the person, but it’s usually less than 2 mm long, and can appear all over the body.

Hirsutism, also called hypertrichosis, is the growth of terminal hair or thickened vellus hair in places more typical for men than women. It can either be genetic or caused by one of the body’s natural reactions to hormonal and biochemical imbalances, like insulin resistance and high levels of androgen hormones.

Treat excess or unwanted hair safely, effectively and quickly

Laser treatment successfully treats excess or unwanted hair

Excess hair growth is also known as hirsutism

Our Excess Hair And Ingrowing Hairs Treatments

Book your Excess Hair Treatment Consultation

The Good Skin Company provides a thorough after-care service and is on hand to help you should you have any concerns.

Kathryn Carson - The Good Skin Company
Kathryn Carson
MA, BSc (Hons), Lic LCCH, RSHom, RN, INP
Nurse Prescriber 

Kathryn has over 20 years experience in facial rejuvenation procedures. As well as being a well respected and leading figure in her industry, Kathryn trains facial aesthetics to an advanced level.

Facebook reviews

What a dreamy experience. An absolute pleasure to be in the hands of such an expert with charisma to boot. Thanks Kathryn
Charis McPotsy
Charis McPotsy
18:56 21 May 19
I came to this clinic with acne I have lived with for 25 years, which included my neck and upper chest and back. After an initial and in depth consultation, I started to use a trio of topical lotions, 1 to clean, 1 to exfoliate and the last was a moisturiser. A month has passed and I am very pleased with the appearance on my face, neck and upper body. The acne has stopped forming, the scars are now healing and I have a smile too.
Joanne Bircsak
Joanne Bircsak
16:24 25 Apr 19
I was positively glowing and radiant after my Microdermabrasion treatment - how do I know? I got told at least 4 times! I'm still enjoying the effects and lok forward to the next treatment.
Sally Hornsey
Sally Hornsey
09:23 25 Oct 17
Jack Morris
Jack Morris
16:26 12 Sep 17
Excellent treatments, Catherine really cares about her patients wants and needs.Very satisfied and would highly recommend her.
Melanie John
Melanie John
14:40 13 Sep 16
Excellent Service! After years of struggling with acne scarring, Kathryn has helped enormously.
Scott Pearson
Scott Pearson
11:42 12 Sep 16

Do‘s & Don’ts for Excess Hair And Ingrowing Hairs


  • Around 2 or 3 weeks after a laser hair removal treatment 10 to 20% of the treated hairs will fall out. During the healing phase, the area must be treated delicately. Do not rub or scratch. If a crust develops let it fall off on its own. Apply a thin layer of aloe vera gel to the treated area several times a day to keep it moist. Pat the area dry.
  • Apply ice packs should swelling occur. Wrap the ice pack in a clean soft cloth. Discomfort or stinging may be relieved with Paracetamol. If you need to apply make-up on the area you must apply and remove it delicately.


  • Avoid very hot baths, showers, steam baths or saunas, and don’t swim in strong chlorinated water for two or three days. Don’t use bleaching creams or perfume products for 24 to 48 hours. Avoid exfoliating or peels for one week. Post treatment skincare instructions must be followed to prevent any complications.

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