Researchers are also looking into combining treatment options for patients diagnosed with hirsutism. A study published in the
Journal of American Academy of Dermatology
found that elfornithine 13.9% cream in addition to laser treatments further reduces unwanted facial hair for up to six months.
Treatment of Other Conditions
If you are diagnosed with a condition that may be causing hirsutism, proper treatment may resolve the hirsutism.
Hirsutism may be prevented by treating the underlying cause.
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*Updated Treatment section on 11/1/2007 according to the following study, as cited by DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance
: Hamzavi I, Tan E, Shapiro J, Lui H. A randomized bilateral vehicle-controlled study of eflornithine cream combined with laser treatment versus laser treatment alone for facial hirsutism in women.
J Am Acad Dermatol.
2007;57:54-59. Epub 2007 Jan 30.
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