Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition experienced by many women all over the world. Although one of the main symptoms is cysts in the ovaries, there are many other smaller symptoms which can develop.
One of the most difficult symptoms of PCOS to live with for many women is excessive hair growth on the face and all over the body. This is caused by high levels of masculinising hormones in the body, which can cause hirsutism as well as acne.
Treatments for excessive hair growth in PCOS sufferers
There are certain hormone-adjusting medications your doctor can prescribe which may have an effect on excessive hair growth. However, not all of these are effective and if they are, they take a long time to work.
One of the best solutions many women with PCOS have found to deal with their excessive face and body hair is laser hair removal treatment. After a course of treatment, during which a specially designed laser destroys the hair follicles and prevents them from growing new hair, the problem is dealt with. That’s one fewer symptom people with PCOS have to live with.