Let’s start with some facts and symptoms of PCOS that you may want to consult with your physician if you think you might be suffering from it:
PCOS affects 6-10% of women, making it the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age. Some of the symptoms include:
- Irregular periods or none at all
- Excessive Hair growth usually on the face, neck and chest
- Acneic Skin or oily skin
- Thinning hair
- Weight gain
- Difficulty getting pregnant
Will laser hair removal help women experiencing hirsutism (excessive hair growth) from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
Yes, many women with PCOS will experience excess male patterned hair growth on the face as well as an abundance on many other areas of the body such as the stomach, neck, chest, and areolas. Unwanted hair in these areas on a woman’s body can negatively affect a woman’s self esteem and confidence. The laser can be a really effective tool in reducing the hair to restore a healthy body image.
You will first start to notice a change in the texture of the hair as the laser breaks down the coarseness of the hair. It will become softer and much easier to manage as treatments progress. Fluctuations in the hormones associated with PCOS can cause those hair follicles to become more active than those who aren’t suffering from PCOS so you will more than likely need to be consistent with treatments to maintain best results.
We would love to help you on your journey to feel most like yourself. Schedule a consultation today and let’s discuss an appropriate treatment plan.