By Annie Reed of the Westmont Progress profiles a local practitioner of cosmetogynecology, where gynecologists’ offices have become centers for cosmetic procedures including hair removal
Herbert worked as an OB/GYN at Midwest Physician’s Group in Orland Park for 13 years. In addition to her new practice in Westmont, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove. Office location: 700 Pasquinelli Drive, Suite B, Westmont PHONE (630) 920-2600
Editor Marv Knox of the Baptist Standard has a cute piece on his visit to the dermatologist, where he sheepishly asked about laser hair removal for his ears. His doctor said:
“You see, laser hair removal … only works on hair with pigment. It looks like the hair on your ears already has turned gray, and you don’t have enough pigment. I’m sorry; I think it’s too late.”
He really knows how to hurt a guy. Getting older is bad enough. First, I started losing hair where I wanted it, like on the top of my head. But then I started growing it where I didn’t, like on my ears.
British Medical Journal and The Guardian have an overview on removing unwanted facial hair for women, with a focus on eflornithine:
Sometimes, there’s no obvious cause for unwanted facial hair. It might be inherited, so if your mother or grandmother had a lot of noticeable hair on her face, you might get it too. But there’s also a medical condition, called polycystic ovary syndrome, which can cause more hair to grow on your face.
The newest treatment for facial hair is a cream called eflornithine (brand name Vaniqa). It works to slow down the rate at which hair grows. You need a prescription from your doctor for this cream. You rub a thin layer of cream into your skin twice a day. You shouldn’t wash the areas treated for four hours afterwards.