Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Laser Hair Removal
Updated: Feb 2
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 15-18% of women.
The symptoms of PCOS are excess hair (hirsutism), hair loss, acne, weight gain, difficulties with fertility, increased anxiety and depression and irregular periods.
Many women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) suffer from an excess growth of facial, back and chest hair. This symptom may cause emotional distress and lead to depression and severe self-esteem issues.
Hirsutism is one of the common symptom in patients with PCOS. It is a condition where a “male pattern” of hair appears on a female body, most often on the face, chest and back. This hair tends to be thicker and coarser than typical female body hair.
PCOS symptoms can sometimes be managed naturally by diet and exercise, birth control can be used to regulate menstruation, fertility medication to manage ovulation and hormone therapy medication can be used to help reduce the growth of unwanted hair. Those suffer from PCOS should follow the guidance of her doctor.
PCOS and Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal removes unwanted hairs in 6 sessions course. The patience with PCOS might not see good results as non PCOS women if her hormones are imbalanced. But with diet, exercise, birth control and fertility treatment Laser hair removal helps towards the long term reduction and removal of excess hair growth in women with PCOS. Laser treatment only works on darker hair, which is great for those with the dark, coarse hair that often comes as a symptom of PCOS.
It is up to the patient and her doctors to find the combination of treatments that work best for her.
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