Female facial hair is one symptom of hirsutism, the unwanted growth of thick, dark, hair on various areas of the female body. Excess and unwanted facial hair can be distressing for many women, and is often brought on by an increase in the production of the male sex hormone testosterone. Because of this, facial hair growth may be accompanied by a deepening of the voice.
One of the main causes of testosterone overproduction in women is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Occasionally, other medications may be responsible for the hair growth. As well as treating the condition causing the growth, women can use a variety of methods to remove the unwanted hair.
Below are some common medicines often used to treat female facial hair. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and other non-medical methods or lifestyle changes may be more suitable. If you would like to learn more about these options, then please click here. Before receiving medication you must answer a number of questions to asses your suitability. All questions are reviewed by a GMC registered doctor before a final decision is made. All medication is dispensed via a full regulated and registered UK pharmacy.