The Body Hair Project — Ailsa Fineron

Too Much Body Hair Mens

Body / August 10, 2017

I have got an excessive amount of body hair – so much so that it is ruining my life.

I used to be a keen sportsman, but am now too embarrassed about the way I look to play.

I will not take my shirt off on holiday because of the constant pointing and teasing that goes on.

Are there any ways by which I can at least reduce the amount of body hair on me?

I have heard that electrolysis is a possibility but am not sure where to go to find out about it.



This is very frequently a family trait, but if there has recently been a significant change in your hairiness, it would be wise to seek medical advice.

Antiandrogen medication and prednisolone may cause hair loss, but neither would be suitable for you.

You ask specifically about electrolysis. This technique may not be suitable for extensive hair removal as each hair is removed individually and the hair follicle destroyed.

Either way it is important to select a well-qualified practitioner as the treatment may otherwise cause scarring.

Seek advice from your local pharmacist or hairdresser. Your pharmacist may also be able to recommend suitable depilatory creams.