Understanding PCOS and Excessive Hair Growth
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a medical condition caused by hormonal imbalances in women. A blood test at your Doctors can determine if you have PCOS. While severe cysts are not usually removed, hormone therapy may be recommended to balance hormones. PCOS leads to excess androgen, “male” hormones that cause physical signs like excessive facial or body hair. Although hormone replacement therapy can impact future hair growth, it may not affect existing excessive hair. Laser hair removal is unequivocally the most effective solution to manage and reduce unwanted hair growth.
The Impact of PCOS: Common Symptoms
PCOS can have various symptoms, including irregular or absent periods, reduced fertility, excessive hair growth, acne, weight gain, and thinning head hair. The presence of excessive hair can significantly affect a woman’s confidence and self-esteem. As a laser clinic, we understand that we cannot address the root cause of PCOS, but we can help manage its unpleasant symptoms. Alleviating these symptoms can boost your confidence and empower you to cope with the condition more effectively.
Dealing with Excessive Hair Growth
Excessive hair growth (hirsutism) can cause discomfort and side effects such as scarring, pigmentation, acne, ingrown hairs, and uneven skin tone. Daily hair removal techniques like plucking, shaving, waxing, or threading can contribute to these issues. To prevent further complications, prompt action is necessary. Laser hair removal is recommended to stop the progression of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), especially common in individuals with Asian and Black heritage. We advise keeping the face protected from the sun and wearing factor 50 sun cream daily to minimise pigmentation risks.
Opting for Laser Hair Removal
Booking a free consultation with our specialists is the best way to explore suitable options for managing excessive hair growth, whether through laser hair removal or electrolysis for sparser hairs. During the consultation, we will discuss the recommended frequency of treatments and potential solutions to address pigmentation and scarring resulting from standard hair removal techniques.
Understanding the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal offers a permanent solution for excessive hair growth by directly targeting hair follicles and inhibiting further hair production. After each session, most of the hair falls out, providing relief for clients accustomed to daily shaving or plucking routines. The constant attack on the hair every 4 weeks reduces hair density and thickness, resulting in less noticeable regrowth. With a series of treatments, excessive hair can become permanently reduced or eliminated. However, clients with PCOS or hormonal imbalances may require ongoing maintenance, as the frequency of regrowth is unpredictable and depends on individual hormone fluctuations.
Tailored Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Our laser hair removal treatments are personalised to meet your specific needs. Most clients begin with a course of 8 sessions and are reassessed to determine the number and frequency of additional treatments required for optimal results. We understand that each client’s experience with PCOS may vary, and we strive to provide customised solutions for every individual.
Book a Free Consultation Today
If you cannot find the ideal package for your needs, please contact our clinic or schedule a free consultation. This will allow us to create a personalised program targeting the areas most affected by PCOS-related excessive hair growth. Take the first step towards improved confidence and a better quality of life with our PCOS laser hair removal services.
* results may vary from person to person
Laser Hair Removal Near Me
Pulse Light Clinic has 4 laser hair removal clinics in London, two in the heart of the city, within a few minutes from Monument and Liverpool Str. stations, one clinic on Tottenham Court Rd and one at Marylebone.