Receiving a diagnosis is never easy. Some conditions can be cured completely and some can just be managed. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, falls in the latter category.
Impacting every 1 in 5 women in the UK, PCOS is the result of a body's hormone imbalance. Women with PCOS experience an overproduction of the "male" hormone, called androgens.
Too many androgens create irregular or lost periods, fertility complications, hirsutism (excessive hair growth), weight gain, thinned hair at the scalp, oily skin and acne. Among these symptoms, polycystic ovarian syndrome hair growth in women remains the most distressing.
While PCOS has no known cure yet, there are plenty of ways to manage its most challenging symptoms, starting with PCOS hair growth. Read on to learn what you can do about PCOS and hair growth.
When it comes to a hormone imbalance, re-balancing simply requires hormone regulation. When it comes to PCOS hirsutism treatment, thankfully there are many options.
Using pharmaceuticals, physical treatments and self-care techniques is the best way to combat PCOS and hair growth symptoms. Home is good for shaving, waxing and bleach creams, but things like electrolysis and oral-contraceptives are best left for professionals.
The most important thing is to know is that PCOS hair growth is manageable and you don't have to do it alone.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Hair Growth Treatments
Hirsutism is a battle for women suffering from PCOS. Since skin is our most exposed organ, it can feel like you're (literally) wearing it on your sleeve.
Having excessive amounts of hair on the back, chest, upper legs, face, chin, and underarms can make treatment for PCOS hair growth feel that much more urgent.
Dr Aesthetica provides several high-quality cosmetic treatments to help manage PCOS and hirsutism.
PCOS Hair Growth Treatment Options
If you suffer from PCOS and hirsutism, you'd most benefit from Dr Baleep Farmah's following treatments, used to manage PCOS hair growth.
Painless Laser Hair Removal
Dr Aesthetica uses the Lumenis Splendor X technology. From it, a square laser beam targets the skin follicles to directly reduce hair growth. Depending on your condition, laser hair removal is best done over a 6-12 week period.
With our laser hair removal treatment, 90% of hair can be removed for long-lasting results.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is performed with the SkinPen's technology to stimulate healing. This treatment regenerates damaged areas from acne scarring and irritation that can stem from PCOS hair growth.
This treatment's benefits last around 4-6 weeks.
Chemical Skin Peels
Chemical skin peels improve the skin's texture and tone for damaged skin. We use sustainable, medical-grade AlumierMD products to deeply target the skin in the neck, décolleté, back and hands.
The right treatment for you may change depending on the stage of your process.
Dr Aesthetica Awaits You
While it is true we cannot control what happens to us, we can decide how to respond.
As an aesthetic-focused company, we understand the importance of looking good to feel good.
Managing polycystic ovarian syndrome hair growth is simply part of the process, and Dr Aesthetica is here to help.
We offer consultations before each treatment to support you in your journey. Call on us to be a basic part of your PCOS management regimen.
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