Dermatology and aesthetics
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- 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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