Excessive hair growth also known as hirsutism in women, is often characterized as thick, dark hair that typically grows in masculine hair growth patterns, such as the lower face, chest and back. This can be the result of hormonal imbalances or a genetic predisposition. Another form of excessive hair growth is hypertrichosis, this can occur in men or women and can present anywhere on the body. Treating the condition can help to improve confidence and overall self-esteem. Patients require a physician referral to see our dermatologist regarding excessive hair.