Hair, you shouldn’t be there!

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Excess or unwanted hair growth is an embarrassing problem for many women. Learn what causes it and what you can do to significantly reduce it.

Hirsutism is the term used to describe excess hair growth in women. Excess hair usually appears on the chin, upper lip and chest.

In most cases, hirsutism is a harmless condition that tends to be genetic. Another common cause of excess hair is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a condition resulting from a hormone imbalance. Women with PCOS often have coarse, dark, and long hair on the face, nipple area, chest, lower abdomen, and thighs.

Hormonal hair growth can be difficult to treat and until hormonal imbalances are resolved, increased hair growth may continue in spite of hair removal treatments.At Caci we have two options that offer long term solutions to treating unwanted hair.

Long term solutions

VPL hair removal:

VPL stands for Variable Pulsed Light. This hair removal method works by passing light through the skin, which is absorbed by the colour of the hair shaft and follicle. This generates heat, which loosens the hair and disables the hair forming cells.

VPL can be performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, back, underarms, legs, stomach and bikini line/brazillian. Hair needs to be dark and coarse to be effective.

For women with PCOS, hair removal might require on-going management. However, treatment should significantly reduce the amount of hair present and slow down re-growth. Results should be visible after the second or third treatment, although because you see yourself everyday it may be difficult for you to see gradual improvements taking place.

Caci are the experts in VPL, we have over 17 years experience (the longest in New Zealand). At Caci we have developed an exclusive Freedom™ program – a 12 month hair removal program that offers an easy payment plan and beauty rewards. 

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If you’re not suitable for laser treatment, electrolysis could be for you. Electrolysis works by passing a small amount of energy into the hair follicle through a very fine probe, this produces a chemical reaction that destroys the cells at the base of the hair. Each hair is probed individually and then removed using tweezers. If the hair is quite coarse it may need a few treatments to encourage the original hair to become finer, and less obvious if not completely removed.

Electrolysis can be used to treat most areas on the face and body but is best suited for treating small localised areas such as the upper lip, chin, eyebrows, midline of stomach, areola.

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