All women with hirsutism can benefit from cosmetic treatments. These include:
Plucking, shaving, waxing or depilatory creams.Laser hair-removal techniques use light to generate heat inside hair follicles, destroying their ability to produce hair.Electrolysis also destroys the ability of the follicles to grow hair by using electricity to produce heat within the hair follicles. It can leave small areas of scarring.
Long-term use of medical treatments can decrease levels of androgens or their impact on hair follicles. Medical treatments include:
Estrogen-containing medicines. Several medicines, including birth control pills that contain both estrogen and progesterone, can alter the impact of androgens.Anti-androgen medicines. The most commonly used medicine is spironolactone (Aldactone). Others are available.