What is PCOS?
Polycystic is defined as ‘multiple cysts.’ Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a medical condition whereby a woman’s hormones are out of balance and cysts (benign masses) begin to grow on the ovaries.
Currently there is no cure to PCOS and the treatment is only symptom based.
The most common symptoms for PCOS are:
- Irregular (or no) periods
- Reduced fertility
- Excessive hair growth
- Weight gain
- Thinning head hair
What Causes PCOS?
Unfortunately, the cause of PCOS is not fully understood. Doctors believe that hormonal imbalances and genetics play a part, it is noted that it often runs in families. Another contributing factor is potentially the overproduction of the hormone androgen. It is a male sex hormone that is always produced in a women’s body, but its overproduction could be linked to PCOS.
How We Can Help:
As a laser clinic we cannot help with the root cause of PCOS but we can help you deal with one of the unpleasant symptoms, excessive hair growth. Any ease of symptoms, will bring a boost in confidence and allow you to deal with the condition to the best of your ability.
Laser hair removal is the deliberate removal of body hair using the technology of laser. Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicle with laser light, this energy damages and goes on to destroy the hair follicle, thus stopping the follicle from producing further hairs.
This is particularly useful for the excess hair in unwanted parts of the body caused by PCOS. Unlike shaving you get little grow-back and certainly no stubble. Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal and reduction method and so allows you to treat these locations of excess hair once and for all rather than having to deal with it on a regular basis. That means that after a series of treatments, it is no longer a temporary solution or stop gap but instead the excess hair will either be permanently gone or minimally permanently reduced.
Your Next Step:
The first thing you should do is book yourself in for a free consultation. There is no need to shave or do anything before your consultation.
During the consultation you can show the affected areas to the technician who will be able to recommend to you the best course of treatments and answer any questions that you may have.
Following that you will have a free patch test. That is the use of a laser on a small affected area to see how your skin reacts to the laser. Once you have shown no adverse reactions to the laser you can get booked in for a full course of treatments.