Q. I have more hair in my thigh and arm than other parts of the body. How to get rid of it?

Answered by
Dr. Shaunak Patel
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Sep 13, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 23 years old. My thigh and arm have more hair than other parts of the body since I am 15. I want to get rid of it, so please suggest me treatment.

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is a widespread problem among boys. The issue of more hair is not uncommon since accepting it or not we are a hairy race. Causes include mainly genetic (80 %), race. Did you also start to plucking the area as many boys do? This could mean that you put your hair follicles into growth phase sooner than desired. Also, it is a known scientific fact that rubbing, teasing, and plucking sets the hair cycle in motion. The best alternative is to use a hair removing the cream. If you are looking for a more permanent solution than laser hair reduction is the way to go.

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