Permanently remove excess hair caused by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), without the skin irritation of alternative hair removal methods. Achieve the best possible results with this safe and effective treatment, available at our City of London Clinic.
Treatment Time 2 - 4 hours, depending on areas treated
Duration of Results 2 -3 months
Results Course of 6 treatments recommented
The medical disorder known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) causes an imbalance in women’s hormones. Unless serious cysts are removed, a blood test might be requested at your doctor’s office to assess whether you have PCOS. In some cases, your doctor may also advise hormone therapy to balance your hormones.
Excess androgen, or excessive levels of “male” hormones in the body, is a result of PCOS and can result in physical symptoms like extra facial or body hair. Hormone replacement medication, such as the pill, can influence hair development, although it typically has little effect on any existing excessive hair. It can reduce the number of additional laser sessions required and have a good impact on future growth. Effectively, using a laser to eliminate the bulbs and control excessive hair growth is the best method.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a medical condition characterised by an imbalance in women’s hormones. This disorder can lead to various symptoms, including irregular or absent periods, reduced fertility, and physical changes like excessive facial or body hair. The exact cause of PCOS remains unclear, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and hormonal factors. It’s often observed to run in families, indicating a possible hereditary link.
PCOS leads to an increase in androgens, often referred to as “male” hormones, even though they are present in both sexes. These elevated androgen levels trigger excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism. This can result in unwanted hair on the face, back, chest, and other body areas. While hormone replacement medication can influence future hair growth, it often has minimal impact on existing excessive hair.
Laser hair removal offers a permanent solution to the challenge of excessive hair growth caused by PCOS. By targeting the hair follicles directly, laser treatment prevents further hair production. This method results in the hair falling out after each session, providing significant relief for those accustomed to daily hair removal routines. Over time, the density and thickness of the hair reduce, leading to smoother skin and less noticeable regrowth.
At Derma Revive, we specialise in providing safe and effective laser hair removal treatments tailored to the unique needs of individuals with PCOS. Our experienced practitioners use state-of-the-art technology to deliver optimal results. We understand the emotional and physical impact of PCOS-related hair growth. We are committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcomes with our personalised care and advanced treatment options.
Unfortunately, it is yet unclear what causes PCOS. Genetics and hormonal abnormalities are thought to play a role by doctors; it is also observed that it frequently runs in families. The most common symptoms of PCOS are: Irregular (or no) periods, reduced fertility, excessive hair growth, acne, weight gain and thinning head hair.
Excessive Hair Growth with PCOS
For women, excessive facial hair can be quite painful because thicker facial hair can lead to complications like scars, pigmentation, acne, ingrown hairs, and uneven skin tone. This is a result of the frequent hair removal methods used daily, including plucking, shaving, waxing, and threading.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), which is more common in people of Asian and Black origin, will develop if left untreated for too long. As soon as feasible, laser hair removal should be done to stop this from getting worse since, if not, pigmentation and scarring from repeated plucking and other practices could permanently harm the skin.
Because laser hair removal works to immediately stop the hair follicles from creating any more hairs, it is a permanent solution to the problem of excessive hair growth. Most of the hair falls out after each session!
This alone has such an impact on consumers who are accustomed to shaving or plucking every day! Before the hair begins to come back, it normally disappears for two to three weeks. At your subsequent appointment, the region is shaved and laser-treated once more. Every four weeks, this relentless onslaught on the hair diminishes its density and, more significantly, its thickness, making it less noticeable when it eventually grows.
Maintenance for clients with PCOS or any hormonal imbalance is ongoing, we do not know the frequency until we see how much regrowth you have after completing all your sessions. It completely depends on your hormones, how they fluctuate and whether they will stimulate new thicker hairs to form- this, unfortunately, is not predictable. However, many clients achieve 3-6 month intervals on the face long term and yearly or even more on the body areas.
The first step with Derma Revive begins with a thorough consultation. Our experts will assess your specific condition, discuss your treatment goals, and create a personalised treatment plan. We ensure that every aspect of your treatment is tailored to your individual needs, taking into account your skin type, hair density, and hormonal balance.
Our skilled practitioners will use laser technology to target and treat the hair follicles during the treatment. The procedure is designed to be as comfortable as possible, with minimal downtime. You can expect to see a reduction in hair growth after each session, with the number of sessions varying based on your individual response to the treatment.
Post-treatment, we provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and results. It’s important to avoid sun exposure and use recommended skincare products. For long-term management, especially for those with PCOS, maintenance sessions may be necessary to manage any new hair growth due to hormonal fluctuations. Our team at Derma Revive is dedicated to supporting you throughout your treatment journey and beyond.
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