How do I stop chin hair from PCOS? | Skin Perfection

How do I stop chin hair from PCOS?

How do I stop chin hair from PCOS? Almost 90% of our female patients suffer from PCOS related hair growth on their chin, top lip and neck. Facial hair is one of the very typical symptoms of PCOS. And one that can put a strain on your confidence as you battle with the unwanted daily hair growth. Only those patients who experience this can understand that daily struggle. While this symptom can be distressing and embarrassing, there are ways to manage it. And I am here to explain some effective ways to stop chin hair from PCOS.

How do I stop chin hair from PCOS?

Traditional hair removal methods

One of the most common ways to manage chin hair from PCOS is through hair removal techniques. Options include shaving, waxing, threading, and using depilatory creams. These methods can be effective but require regular maintenance and time commitment. Daily shaving can often result in unwanted irritation and spots, while waxing can trigger ingrowing hairs, none of these which you would want too add to your list of concerns.

Laser Hair Removal 

Laser hair removal is a more permanent solution to unwanted hair growth. It works by using a concentrated beam of light to damage the hair follicle, leading to a reduction in hair growth over time. Although you may require regular maintenance sessions, laser hair removal is far the superior way of reducing your unwanted hair for longer periods of time, leaving your skin hair free and smooth for longer.


There are medications available to help manage unwanted hair growth from PCOS. These include oral contraceptives and anti-androgen medications, which work to regulate hormone levels and reduce hair growth. It’s important to discuss these options with your doctor and consider any potential side effects before starting any medication.

Lifestyle Changes

Making lifestyle changes can also help manage chin hair from PCOS. Eating a healthy, balanced diet, exercising regularly, and reducing stress can all have an impact on hormone levels and reduce unwanted hair growth.

In conclusion, chin hair from PCOS can be a distressing symptom, but there are ways to manage it. From hair removal techniques to medications and lifestyle changes, there are options available to help reduce unwanted hair growth. It’s important to consult with your doctor to determine the best course of action for your specific needs. With patience and persistence, it is possible to manage chin hair from PCOS and regain confidence in your appearance.

To find out if you are a suitable candidate for laser hair removal please use the link below at the end of this article to arrange your free consultation with one of our Laser Expert.

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