Polycystic ovary syndrome can cause a range of symptoms that can be difficult to live with, but one, in particular, can have a huge impact on a woman’s life and confidence. Hirsutism occurs when hormonal changes cause the vellus hairs on the face and body to change into terminal hairs, which are dark, coarse and look thicker. They can appear on the face and on the body and typically follow male hair growth patterns.
This can be distressing and difficult to manage; shaving frequently can leave the skin irritated and cause hairs to grow back beneath the surface of the skin, waxing is painful and messy, and electrolysis is simply too limited by the fact that it has to treat each hair individually.
The best option for those living with this condition is IPL. Intense Pulsed Light offers a form of laser hair removal that is not only safe and fast but also that provides permanent hair reduction. Hair regrowth is prevented by the destruction of the hair follicle, meaning that the problem is solved rather than managed.
IPL can be used anywhere on the face or body, making it the ideal solution for any woman who is finding it hard to cope with excessive hair growth caused by PCOS.