Treatment for werewolf syndrome, which is a very rare condition that causes excessive growth of hair from birth, should be done by removing hair to obtain smoother skin where hair growth is normally, especially in women.
Thus, to reduce hair growth in werewolf syndrome, also known as congenital hypertrophic lanuginosa, treatment is based on hair removal that can be done:
Due to excessive use of hair removal some skin problems such as scars, dermatitis or hypersensitivity reactions may arise, and therefore dermatology may be useful in guiding the best treatment to reduce hair growth. In this disease this growth is more common in the face, but it can happen anywhere else in the body, leaving only the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet and mucous membranes, such as eyes and mouth, for example.
Werewolf syndrome is caused by a sporadic genetic mutation, so it is rare to have more than one case in the same family.
However, there is a problem similar to werewolf syndrome, known as acquired hypertrichosis, which is caused by anorexia nervosa or metabolic problems, such as cutaneous porphyria, which usually arises only in the face and during adulthood.