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If you notice a rapid growth of hair in the following spots, see your doctor to rule out underlying medical issues, like a thyroid condition. But if it's just a few new strays, you can't prevent them, but you can remove them, Tsao says. Here's how to pull it off—without any unsightly evidence that you did.
It's not unusual to discover a few darker-than-normal hairs here, thanks to age-related shifting hormone levels.
Remove it: Go ahead and grab the odd hair with a pair of tweezers. For denser growth plucking may be too tedious, so consider seeing a professional for threading. It will gently remove hairs from the area, particularly ones you'd have trouble seeing on your own, like those under your jawline.
Tip: Avoid waxing this spot. Doing so can trigger irritation, particularly in women using the chemical exfoliant Retin-A, whose top layer of skin may come off (ouch!) along with the hair, says Arielle Kauvar, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at New York Laser & Skin Care in New York City. Depilatories are also a no-no, since these hair-dissolving creams can create redness and irritation that will be far more noticeable than a hair or two, says Tsao.
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Back or décolleté
Because hair growth associated with menopause follows a "male pattern, " strays can show up on your back and chest, too.
Remove it: Use a depilatory cream, which is ideal for tackling wide swaths of skin and easy to smooth on a hard-to-reach area like your back. If you're not down to DIY, schedule an appointment for a professional wax—they'll have a much better vantage point, and it should be relatively pain-free in this tough-skinned area.
Tip: If you can't keep up with the regrowth, consider a more permanent treatment like laser hair removal, recommends Kauvar. "It's efficient and effective on larger, dense areas of hair, " she says.
You may have dealt with this peach fuzz all of your life (it's genetic), particularly around your cheeks and near your hairline, but it can become more noticeable with age-related estrogen dips.
Remove it: Shaving, which causes stubble, isn't your best bet. Opt for electrolysis, which can give you the smooth skin you want and, unlike laser hair removal, works on hair of all shades, not just super-dark strands. You'll need several $25 to $150 sessions, depending on how extensive the treatment is (expect anything from 5 minutes for one-off hairs to an hour or more to tackle larger facial sections).
Tip: Facial ingrowns aren't common, especially if you're not shaving, but if one does pop up Tsao suggests applying a warm, wet compress to the area two to three times per day. Follow up by dabbing on an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to encourage the hair to work its way out.
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A few rogue hairs here are a run-of-the-mill side effect of shifting hormones.
Remove it: If it's just an occasional hair, pluck it. Tweezing is a harmless way to remove nipple hair, says Tsao. If you can't keep up with this strategy, laser hair removal is safe and effective for the areola, says Kauvar. You'll likely need about 4 to 5 treatments, but the cost to treat the small area should be around $50.
Tip: Don't tweeze hairs two weeks before a mammogram. It can cause inflammation, which may affect the results, says Tsao.