I have hair all over my body, it’s not super thick, but it’s not thin either. I want to get rid of it ASAP. I tried shaving a few times, but it kept coming back. This time, I want to make sure it never comes back, but I also don’t want to spend a lot of money? Help! How do I get rid of it permanently?

razorGreat question! First thing first, you are not alone! Most teens and adults have tiny hairs that cover their bodies, a lot of times the hair is hard to see because it’s so light and fine. A lot of times, the hair may seem like a lot to you, but others don’t even notice it. However, there are some teens who develop hair that is dark, thick, and unwanted. This is a condition called hirsutism (her-suit-is-m) and can cause thicker amounts of hair to grow on the arms, legs, face, stomach, and back. Hirsutism can be passed down through families (genetics) or be caused by medications, and/or hormone imbalances (higher levels of androgens). If you think you may have hirsutism, talk to your health care provider (HCP). They may be able to help you manage the unwanted hair with medications if it is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Unfortunately, there is no way cheap, easy, or painless way to remove body hair permanently. So speaking with your health care provider first is best!