Is Laser Hair Removal The Solution For Your PCOS Hair Growth?

Posted on 02 Mar, 2024

For  those with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), finding effective and long-lasting solutions to manage symptoms, especially unwanted hair growth, can be challenging.

There are several hair removal methods that those with unwanted hair can use, but one method may be particularly effective. Laser hair removal could be the solution that many with PCOS are searching for. 

But is laser treatment the right choice for you? In this blog post, we’ll be exploring the various advantages of laser hair removal for treating PCOS-induced hirsutism, helping you make an informed decision.

Understanding PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition that is thought to affect 1 in 10 women across the UK. This condition is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones, leading to a variety of symptoms. Common symptoms include: irregular menstrual cycle, weight gain, acne, and excessive hair growth, which is medically known as hirsutism. This unwanted hair growth usually occurs on the face, chest, and back, areas where men typically grow hair but women do not. This can cause low self esteem and confidence issues within those who suffer from PCOS, but laser hair removal treatment can help counter this.

How laser treatment can help

Laser hair removal offers a promising solution for managing hirsutism caused by PCOS. Laser treatment involves using concentrated light beams which penetrate the hair follicles, the follicles then absorb the light which destroys the hair. Because PCOS continues to stimulate hair growth, multiple sessions are often required for a significant and long-lasting change.

The benefits of laser treatment

Long-term & long-lasting results: Unlike other methods of hair removal such as shaving, waxing, or plucking, laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth over time. This can even result in a permanent reduction for some individuals.

Precision & accuracy: Laser technology allows for targeted treatment, meaning it can effectively remove hair while leaving the surrounding area undamaged.

Speed: Laser treatment is very speedy. Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat multiple hairs at the same time. This means that smaller areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute!

Psychological benefits: Many women with PCOS experience lowered self-esteem due to the unwanted hair growth. Laser hair removal can significantly boost confidence, leading to a happier mindset.

For more information about how laser treatment can help manage PCOS hirsutism, please contact our team today.