About Judy Porat
Causes for Unwanted Hair Growth
Where On The Body 
People Receive Electrolysis
History of Electrolysis
How It Works
Frequently Asked Questions


Causes for Unwanted Hair Growth

  • Heredity (Your genes determine a lot regarding your individual hair growth.)

  • Normal physiological changes (Puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.)

  • Malfunction of the endocrine system. (There are many diseases that stimulate hair growth, which may stem from conditions of the thyroid, pituitary, or adrenal glands, or the ovaries. In addition, Cushings disease, polycystic ovaries, and thyroid conditions may cause excessive hair growth. Some of these disorders must be treated by a physician in order for electrolysis to be effective.)

  • Human intervention and topical influences (Hair can develop pigment and length when the follicle gets stimulated from tweezing and/or waxing. Also, abrasive activity from casts, sunburn, and scars from injuries can stimulate hair growth.)

  • Medication (Some common triggers for hair growth include birth control pills, cortisone, seizure drugs, and high blood pressure medication.)

  • Stress (For some individuals, emotional and physical stress can stimulate the adrenal glands and cause soft, fine body hair to become coarse and noticeable.)

Judy Porat Electrology
3030 Ashby Avenue, Suite #104
Berkeley, California  94705
(510) 540-8687
email: Judy(at)JPElectrology.com

site last updated: October 4, 2013