Menopause is an event common to all women. It is a milestone marking your last menstrual period and the transition from the reproductive to the non reproductive stage.
For some women this is a smooth transition, for others it creates both physiological and psychological discomfort. The ups and down that mark a gradual decrease in estrogen and progesterone production, produce the most noticeable symptoms of menopause. Estrogen is the hormone that is primarily responsible for the changes a woman will experience during menopause, such as changes in her normal menstrual cycle patterns, hot flashes, sleep problems, vaginal dryness, mood swings, hair loss on the head hair or undesirable (and often unpredictable) hair growth – Hirsutism.
The growth of facial hair at this time is the result of an imbalance of male and female hormones; the brain still keeps sending messages to the ovaries which can not respond.
When estrogen predominates, a woman’s face typically has vellus hair –fine, short and almost invisible like ‘peach fuzz’. However, as menopause approaches and estrogen levels drop, there’s an increase of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone- the key hormone that controls the type of hair on your face) in the hair follicle. It’s at this point many women begin to see frustrating ‘beard-like’ hairs in places they’ve never seen them before—chin, jaw line, cheeks, and even the forehead.
If you are facing excess facial hair you are far from being alone and there is a way to get rid of this problem permanently.
Other temporary methods like tweezing and waxing can stimulate the follicle into an active hair growth and you obviously don’t want that- shaving leaves a shadow and has to be kept up once started.
Electrolysis – Safe, Permanent hair removal – can reveal the full extent of your beauty. Without question, you will love the smooth, healthy look you can achieve with permanent hair removal. It is also important to talk to your physician who might want to recommend hormone replacement therapy in addition to/ besides electrolysis.