“Excessive Hair Growth” also known as “Hirsutism” is the term used for increased hair growth in women. Although some women with hirsutism have increased amounts of male hormones, most have normal levels. The problem in these women is that the hairs are more sensitive than normal to small amounts of hormone. The hairs grow more quickly and thicker in response to it. The excessive hair growth is usually first noted in late teenage years and tends to gradually get more severe with age.