Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – take back control over your skin and body

Posted on 27 Jan, 2014

Each year, at the Laser Treatment Clinic, we successfully treat many female sufferers of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome for both Hair Removal, Acne and Acne Scar Removal Treatments. We know from our clients how distressing it can be to develop unwanted male patterned hair growth or even pimples pass your teenage years.

PCOS is a common female endocrine disorder and occurs when small cysts develop on the ovaries. This causes an excess of androgen (a male hormone) to be secreted in to the body, disturbing the monthly menstrual cycle leading to irregular periods.

Symptoms of the PCOS include hair thinning, infertility, acne, male patterned hair growth and difficultly losing weight, which can be distressing to both young teenage girls and adult women alike. They are also burdened with concerns of fertility problems which may impact current or future relationships.

More recently, famous faces have spoken out about their struggle with PCOS in hope to generate awareness. Victoria Beckham spoke of the infertility problems she faced before having her 3 children and media scrutiny ensures Victoria’s struggle with acne and weight gain is always in the limelight. Shameless star, Rebecca Atkinson developed boils on her jawline leading to her diagnosis of PCOS.

Many sufferers experience unsightly, thick and course hairs and have to contend with shaving hairs on areas more common for male hair growth. This includes regularly plucking and shaving the beard area, the chest area and the abdomen which may cause feelings of discomfort and self-consciousness. In fact, a nutrition and fertility expert Dr. Glenville tells OK! Magazine: ‘The biggest thing with PCOS is that women don’t feel feminine and, when it’s at its extreme, there’s a lot of excess hair, they are overweight, they’ve got acne’. However, now with Laser hair removal and Acne technology, sufferers not only reclaim their softer, pimple free and stubble free skin but have healthier and improved personal and social lives.

Written by: Sophie Hafez