Female Chin Hair & Drug Side Effects

How to get rid of womens chin hair

You may be concerned with Hair on Chin in women and unwanted hair growth; many people google terms like “Permanent hair removal,” “Laser hair removal at home,” “Electrolysis hair removal,” and “IPL hair removal” to find a suitable solution. Many factors can cause hair growth. Why do we get hair we don't want?  Let's talk about drugs and medications that can stimulate hair growth.

Can Drugs/Medication cause unwanted hair growth?

Unwanted hair growth or Hirsutism can be caused by medication. Some drugs can stimulate hair growth and may cause unwanted hair growth.

What Drugs/ Medication may cause unwanted hair growth?

Please note that only a small percentage of people taking these drugs will be affected by hair growth. Here is a list of medicines that may cause unwanted hair growth reported as a side effect.

  1. Hormones

  • Oral contraceptives
  • Oestrogen / Progesterone therapy
  • Cortisone
  • Prednisone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Testosterone
  • Clomiphene
  • Thyroid hormones
  • Growth hormones
  1. Anti-Convulsant

  • Clonazepam
  • Carbamazepine
  • Phenytoin
  1. Anti-depressants

  • Fluoxetine
  • Clomipramine
  • Sertraline
  • Venlafaxine
  • Bupropion
  • Trazadone
  1. Topical Skin Preparations

  • Topical steroids creams
  • Topical anti-bacterial
  • Topical anti-fungus
  1. Others

  • Roaccutane – Used for anti-acne
  • Fenfluramine – Used for weight Loss
  • Minoxidil – Used for blood pressure reducer & Hair growth stimulator

I am taking some of this medication. What can I do?

Other factors can also cause hair growth, such as hereditary stress and specific stages in life such as (puberty, pregnancy, and menopause). Please do not stop taking any prescribed medications without your GP’s consent. You are taking these medications to improve your health and lifestyle.

If your medication causes Hair on chin in women and unwanted hair growth and you need to keep taking it, it is essential to be aware that it may be tricky to reduce hair growth, but treatments like laser hair removal can be an option to keep your hair growth under control.

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Setsuko Takeuchi

Setsuko is a Beauty Therapist with more than 15 years experience. After obtaining an NVQ level 3 from Exeter college, she obtained further level 4 qualifications in Laser & Light Therapy Treatments CIBTAC and Skin Needling VTCT. She has also had advanced training in Intimate Waxing from Kim Lawless.