Laser Hair Removal For PCOS

Do you suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? You are not alone. PCOS is a common hormonal condition that affects up to 1 in 10 girls and women in their reproductive years. It can cause disruption to the menstrual cycle, cysts of the ovaries along with skin and hair changes. PCOS symptoms can affect many women causing excess hair growth (or hirsutism) on face, chest, stomach or back among other conditions. This does not mean that you have to struggle with hair growth issues for life. Laser Hair Removal will give you a fast, effective and long-lasting result so you can take control of those unwanted hairs and drastically boost your confidence. At Lawnton Laser Clinic, evidence-based research practice ensures every patient affected by PCOS is treated using medical standards for hormonal treatments.

How does Laser Hair Removal work?

Hair removal lasers use light energy specific to a wavelength suited for your skin type to permanently damage and destroy hair follicles. A medical grade laser is scanned across your skin during the hair follicle’s growth cycle to destroy it and prevent regrowth. You will need several treatments to see permanent results. Your clinician will assess your skin and hair growth concerns and advice of a treatment plan to achieve your goals within a few months of starting your treatment. Say goodbye to those prickly stubbles that are not meant to be there.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

At Lawnton Laser clinic special laser machines are deployed to ensure patient safety and comfort. Our treatment machines cause no pain. Most patients describe it as a warm sensation with occasional tiny flicks. The more sessions you have, the less flicks you will feel as there will only be fewer hair follicles to target. Older laser models can cause excruciating pain especially in the hands of untrained professionals. Always trust a certified practitioner when it comes to any laser treatment.

Benefits of laser hair removal

  • Reduce hair permanently for both men and women

  • No more ingrown hair

  • Save time and money

  • Improve skin tone and texture

  • Unlike IPL, laser hair removal is more effective for all skin types and harder to reach areas

  • Enjoy the benefits of smooth skin everyday

FAQs

What is hirsutism?

Hirsutism is simply excessive hair growth in women caused by the production of androgen hormones such as testosterone. It is usually seen in women with PCOS but it can also be caused by medicines, anabolic steroids or other hormonal conditions.

What are the symptoms of PCOS?

Commonly seen symptoms are excessive hair growth, irregular periods, weight gain, hair thinning and acne. At Lawnton Laser Clinic we have a range of treatments related to acne and acne scarring. Just speak to your clinician regarding any concerns with hair growth or acne if you are suffering from this condition.

Why does PCOS cause Facial Hair?

Due to the presence of high levels of male hormones (androgens) associated with PCOS, excessive hair growth is commonly seen in face and neck areas. This can cause extreme embarrassment and constant anxiety and depression. Regular waxing and threading can sometimes cause the skin to be irritated leading to conditions like rosacea, acne and hyperpigmentation. Laser hair removal is an ideal treatment for this condition, as it simply gets absorbed into the thick hair follicles working as an effective and permanent hair reduction treatment.

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