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Case Study: Laser Hair Removal For Hirsutism

Blog, Laser Hair Removal

Our client Katie Sloan shared her experience with hirsutism and as a woman with facial hair.

Why Did You Decide to Have Laser Hair Removal?

I have polycystic ovary syndrome, have struggled with hirsutism since I was about 11 years old. I have tried laser hair removal in the past and I had two unsuccessful treatments – one was when I was 14 with the NHS, and another one about five years ago. I didn’t really see any results but thought I’ll give it one last try just to see if it will work.

How Have Your Laser Hair Removal Treatments Been So Far?

I used to have to shave my face every morning; since the first treatment my facial hair has massively reduced and I could get away with only shaving my chin hair. At the moment I’ve had three treatments and I don’t need to shave. I do not feel the need to shave for four to five days, which is a massive improvement for me as I’ve shaved my face every day since I was 11. Because it is hormonal hair, it is something I’ll need to constantly keep on top of – all the hair can grow back, so I’ll probably need a top-up maybe once every six months/year after my initial course of treatments to ensure that the hair doesn’t grow back.

How Did You Find Pulse Light Clinic?

I looked at Pulse Light Clinic’s website and noticed that they had treatments specifically aimed at people with PCOS. I saw a couple of videos, one with a woman with quite thick hair. I also have very coarse hair on my face – more like a man’s beard – which made it very painful to remove. She described how happy she was with the results of her PCOS laser hair removal treatment. I researched further on the website and learned that I was a prime candidate for laser as I’m very pale and the hairs are very dark. I was convinced to give laser treatment a go as I didn’t have anything to lose – it could only get better than not shaving my face every day!

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

The initial treatment was quite painful because I had very very coarse hair from my neck to my upper cheek, so I did use numbing cream on my first session. Since then I haven’t as the hair that does grow back – I’m possibly getting a few on my chin – are very fine, so it’s not as painful as the initial first treatment and is very much manageable pain.

It’s quite traumatic when you’re a woman and you want to feel feminine but you’re growing hair on your face, which is overtly linked to being quite masculine. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who does have PCOS hair growth or hirsutism because it made me feel so much more confident. I don’t have to hide behind the hair or wear lots of makeup on and colour correct just so you cant see the five o’clock shadow.

How to Treat Hirsutism

Katie’s journey with laser hair removal at Pulse Light Clinic is a testament to the transformative impact it can have on individuals dealing with PCOS-related hirsutism. Beyond the physical changes, it’s about reclaiming confidence and embracing one’s true self.

Laser hair removal has not only eliminated unwanted facial hair for Katie but has also given her a renewed sense of confidence. Pulse Light Clinic’s targeted approach for PCOS sufferers has made a significant impact on her life, providing a solution where previous attempts failed. If you are ready to take charge of your body and confidence, book a free consultation with Pulse Light Clinic’s experts today.