Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS plagues many, many women in the UK. 1 in 5 infact.
With that in mind the majority of people living with PCOS have excessive facial hair! But that isn’t the only symptom.
So, what is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a condition that effects women’s ovaries. But despite the name not all women have cysts in their ovaries! The most common symptoms for PCOS are:
1. Irregular or missing periods due to hormonal imbalance and ovulation issues.
2. Infertility because the ovaries do not release eggs as they should do.
3. High levels of masculine hormones such as testosterone. This causes a number of issues with the most common being hair growth and acne. But it can cause male pattern baldness and other issues.
4. Obesity due to the body being unable to maintain proper insulin levels.
Almost two thirds of women with PCOS suffer directly with point number three.
Androgens are a group of hormones that are responsible for male traits such as hair growth and voice deepening. Although androgens are present in both males and females, people living with PCOS have more than they should have. Androgens are produced in the ovaries in women and in the testes in men.
The most common androgen that we hear about is testosterone. When we think of testosterone we think of men, when in actual fact everyone has some testosterone but some have more than others.
How can laser help me?
Excessive hair growth in a male pattern is officially called Hirsutism. This is where The Laser Lounge Media City comes in.
Laser hair removal is one of the more long-lasting methods of hair removal for people with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Most women with the condition use temporary methods like shaving, waxing and threading. Some of my clients shave every day and sometimes even twice! I can’t imagine how frustrating this must be for them.
If this is you, then laser hair removal may be the answer you have been looking for.
Laser hair removal is quick and affordable. During your first course you will have to shave in-between appointments but results are often seen from the first session. The hair grows back sparser and noticeably thinner with each session. After your initial course of treatments most people require top up sessions to keep on top of the hair growth.
However, laser hair removal isn’t permanent and people with hormonal disorders normally require more regular top ups to keep the hair at bay. This is different for everybody but laser hair removal will definitely reduce the number of trips to the beauty salon.
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