There are a range of treatments for hirsutism, which is good news because not all treatments work for everyone. It’s a case of finding what works for you.
Some people find that the hormonal contraceptive pill alone is enough to limit hair growth and reduce symptoms, but others find that they also need to apply a cream to the hair to help reduce it.
Depending on the thickness of the hair and the area it covers, waxing or shaving might be enough to remove it. For thicker and stronger hair, electrolysis or laser removal might be more suitable. Some women see a 50% reduction in hair after using laser therapy for six months.
It is important to give hormonal treatments sufficient time to work. Hair grows in cycles, and in order to stop growth, antiandrogen medications need to intervene at a very specific point in the growth cycle. For this reason, it can take several months for the effects of hormonal medication to be seen.