Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.
Changes in hormone levels are a part of being a woman. But when our hormones are out of balance, that’s a problem. One condition that stems directly from hormonal imbalance is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that interferes with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries.
Women may experience hair growth on the face or other parts of the body where men generally grow hair. This hair growth affects as much as 70 percent of women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Excess hair growth can have an effect on the confidence of many women, who feel they have to live with the condition on an everyday basis.
Due to the stronger direct 755nm penetration depth of the Alexandrite medical laser, this hair growth can be dramatically reduced and well controlled.
It is very hard to cure the excess growth completely as the hair is a side effect of the condition, however this laser is able to target and destroy the hair follicle, completely removing the root of the hair at the time of treatment, as well as debilatating future growth, so that the hair will return finer and much less noticeable. Medication will also help this condition considerably.
If you need to advise regarding PCOS then help is available via the NHS website here as Laser removal of facial hair may be available on the NHS in some parts of the UK.