Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic is defined as ‘multiple cysts.’ Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a medical condition whereby women’s hormones are out of balance and cysts (benign masses) begin to grow on the ovaries.

Though PCOS does not directly have any severe medical effects and is sometimes overlooked because of this, there are long term health conditions which potentially can be caused by PCOS such as, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. For this reason, if you believe you may have PCOS, it is important to get yourself in to see a doctor so that the condition can be diagnosed and medical advice given.

Excessive Hair Growth

Excessive hair growth can be very uncomfortable for women and despite the apparent ease of shaving or plucking, the sheer ongoing problem caused by PCOS can really bring you down. On top of the fact that it is time consuming, can end up being expensive and the hair problem is never actually going away.

Laser hair removal treatments are a permanent handling for excessive hair growth, because they work to directly stop the hair follicles from producing any more hairs. That means that after a series of treatments, it is no longer a temporary solution or stop gap but instead the excessive hair will either be permanently gone or minimally permanently reduced.

Laser hair removal treatments are tailored around exactly what you need. The prices and treatment plans are based around the sizes of the areas to be treated. That way you can tailor a programme to exactly what areas are suffering due to the PCOS. For more information on laser hair removal, take a look here www.pulselightclinic.co.uk/laser-hair-removal-london

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 the overproduction of it could be linked to PCOS.

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
  • Acne
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning head hair

PCOS can badly effect a woman’s confidence, as all of these effects are directly at a contrast to what we as women generally believe to be sexy and feminine.

As a laser clinic we cannot help with the root cause of PCOS but we can help those in need deal with some of the unpleasant symptoms. Any ease of symptoms, will bring a boost in confidence and allow you to deal with the condition to the best of your ability.

It is acne scars and excessive hair growth that we can help you with here at Pulse Light Clinic.

Acne

Acne is one of the side effect of PCOS and is of course extremely uncomfortable to deal with. There are many handlings out there to try to tackle acne while it occurs, but unfortunately sometimes scarring is still left behind to add to your problems.

Laser acne scar removal works by breaking down the scar tissue and stimulating your body to create more collagen, thus leaving you with smoother healthier looking skin. This can be a real boost to the confidence, and make you feel that much better about your body. For more information on how it works, take a look here www.pulselightclinic.co.uk/acne-scar-removal.