Unlike hirsutism, hypertrichosis is not brought on by hormones but is characterized by an increase of hair growth anywhere on the body; it can develop in small, localized patches or all over. This condition can be present at birth or may arise later in life. Currently, congential hypertrichosis (present at birth) has no known cure; however, acquired hypertrichosis can be treated by finding the root cause. For instance, some cases of hypertrichosis can be brought on by medication, so a physician would need to evaluate the case and consider removing the prescription from the client’s medical regimen. Both congential and acquired hypertrichosis can be temporarily or permanently alleviate through hair removal methods.