Can facial hair be removed by medicines?
Q: I am a 26 years old girl and unmarried. I have facial hair. I went to my gynaecologist and she asked me for a hormonal test where my testosterone range is 22; androstenedione range is 10.80. I had a course of novelon and aldoctone. I took these medicines for 9 months. It cured my polycycstic ovary disease. After that my testosterone level came down a bit but there isn't much relief in my hair growth. My doctor says that this cannot be cured till I get married. I fear how am I going to get married with such visible moustache and hair on my chin. I have heavy hair growth on other parts of my body also. Is there a medicine that can stop my hair growth? For how long should I take novelon and aldoctone?
A:Novelon and aldactone are what you need for the hair growth, which is part of the polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you have had the hair for a long period of time, it may take several more months before you clear up completely. You can take them for several months, even years, of course under regular medical supervision, by a good endocrinologist or gynaecologist. In the meantime, you do not have to suffer the embarrassment of the hair. Please go ahead and have them removed. Removal does not increase or coarsen hair growth. You can use any method you like: cream/ bleach/ waxing/ thermolysis/ laser. It depends on your skin and your budget!