Hypertrichosis and hirsutism - Dermatology and aesthetics

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Hypertrichosis and hirsutism

What are hypertrichosis and hirsutism Hypertrichosis: typologies Hypertrichosis: diagnosis Hypertrichosis: therapy Hirsutism: typologies Hirsutism: diagnosis and therapy
  • What are hypertrichosis and hirsutism
  • Hypertrichosis: types
  • Hypertrichosis: diagnosis
  • Hypertrichosis: therapy
  • Hirsutism: typologies
  • Hirsutism: diagnosis and therapy

What are hypertrichosis and hirsutism

The term hypertrichosis is used to indicate, in the scientific field, the excessive growth of hair, voluminous and pigmented, on a body area commonly covered only by fluff (therefore in places where the action of androgenic hormones is not exercised) .

Often, in common language, this word is erroneously used as a synonym of hirsutism, a term that indicates instead the abnormal and excessive presence of terminal hair with androgen-dependent appearance, male distribution, in a female subject (more frequently if it is present a clinical history of family hirsutism and menstrual irregularities). Both conditions, which typically affect the female sex, involve aesthetic damage, sometimes objectively serious, from which important socio-psychological consequences can arise.

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