Are you a woman suffering from unusual hair growth on your face, chin, back, or chest? Chances are, you’re suffering from hirsutism.
It’s one of the most common side effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). There are drug treatments for PCOS, including hormonal birth control, anti-androgen medicines, and Metformin.
On the other hand, you don’t need medication to treat hirsutism. You only need one thing. It’s a simple procedure called polycystic ovary syndrome hair removal.
When you’re ready to learn about an easy remedy for your embarrassing hair growth, read on.
PCOS vs Other Conditions
Don’t confuse being naturally hairy with PCOS. Some women naturally produce more hair than others. Factors that affect hair production include:
- Environmental stresses
- And many others
Hirsutism is only one of the symptoms of PCOS in women. Other symptoms for PCOS include:
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Acne on face, chest, and upper back
- Thinning hair or male-pattern baldness
- Weight gain
- Darkening of skin along the neck, groin, and under breasts
- Skin tags
Polycystic ovary syndrome affects one of every ten women of childbearing age. It’s produced by abnormal hormonal imbalances and metabolism problems. Approximately 70% of women who suffer from PCOS also suffer from hirsutism.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Hair Removal
So, what can you do about this overabundance of hair? Most women choose electrolysis or laser hair removal
Electrolysis is a process by which a doctor inserts conductive needles into your skin. Once in, a current is run through the needles to destroy nearby hair follicles. The process tends to be long and painful.
Laser hair removal is a process by which doctors use lasers to target and kill hair follicles. When compared to electrolysis, it’s much less invasive. It’s also quicker and less painful.
At the beginning of a laser hair removal session, a nurse brings you a clean room and asks you to get comfortable on a large, reclining medical chair. If the hairy area is hidden beneath your clothing, you’ll then be asked to remove the clothing articles. Afterwards, your doctor or nurse will apply a special chemical treatment to the area in question.
Then the doctor will use a medical instrument that concentrates a square beam of light on your hair and skin. This light kills any hair follicles it reaches. Then you’re wiped off and sent on your way.
The process often takes less than 10 minutes, though you’ll need more than one treatment. The laser hair removal PCOS success rate is about 95% after 6-12 treatments.
Why so many treatments? Your body naturally heals itself. With six treatments, laser hair removal is about 90% effective.
Those suffering from PCOS tend to be more resistant to treatment. That’s why they need more treatments.
Is Hair Removal Right for You?
Now that you better understand polycystic ovary syndrome hair removal, is it right for you? To be sure, perform your research. Read up on electrolysis and other treatments for PCOS.
If you have further questions about your unique situation, please contact Dr. Aesthetica today.