PCOS Hair Growth: Hirsutism
While we may not know the origins of PCOS, women who experience this ordeal know how it makes them feel. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, can be one of the most mentally challenging experiences a woman faces.
PCOS can trigger disproportionate hair growth and hirsutism (excessive hair growth, particularly areas like around the mouth and chin). When unwanted facial hair grows unexpectedly, it becomes a challenge to conceal and handle. While hair removal is optional, the daily management of this situation can induce stress. The impact goes beyond the physical, potentially affecting confidence and self-image.
Is Laser Hair Removal with PCOS Permanent?
So, the question is: can hair growth caused by hirsutism be permanently removed? And if so, how? The short answer is no. Because this type of excessive hair growth in women is triggered by hormones, there are no quick fixes to reduce its impact.
Hair Removal for Hirsutism
Hair removal techniques like shaving, waxing, hair removal cream, and even electrolysis can make hair growth worse, as they can cause ingrown hairs and exasperate the skin. The battle between excessive hair growth and ingrown hairs is a difficult one – but there is a way to win the war. Laser hair removal treatment, when timed well and delivered by expert practitioners, can not only reduce unwanted hairs on the face or body, but also reduce the occurrence of hair removal side effects such as swelling, hyperpigmentation, and ingrown hairs.
PCOS Laser Hair Removal London
Pulse Light Clinic are specialists in the field of laser hair removal. Our dedicated team of expert practitioners use state-of-the-art devices: the Alexandrite & ND: YAG Gentle Max Pro by Syneron Candela. The Alexandrite laser caters to fairer skin tones and is well-balanced to remove unwanted hair with a laser concentration, which is kind to the skin and tailor-made to suit skin tones 1-3. Meanwhile, the NS: YAG laser is well suited to women of colour. It can target thicker and ingrown hairs effectively as it uses a more concentrated laser to penetrate the skin – without creating hyperpigmentation or causing any damage.
For over two decades, we have operated with a simple mission to give our clients their confidence back. Not only do we use the best machines in the industry, but we also cater to every skin type while treating our clients and their needs with expert care. Don’t just take our word for it: discover the firsthand experience of a client who underwent laser hair removal while dealing with PCOS here.
In essence, laser hair removal can limit the time, money, and emotional distress women spend on hair removal; the results are incredible, and according to our expert practitioners, in many cases, the impact can be seen after the first session. However, it is recommended that you complete up to 6 sessions with top-up sessions once or twice a year as needed.
Embark on a journey to reclaim your confidence and redefine your relationship with PCOS-induced hirsutism. Book your free consultation now to explore the possibilities of laser hair removal tailored to your unique needs.
Don’t let PCOS control your narrative—take charge with Pulse Light Clinic!