If you are tired of dealing with abnormal hair growth as a result of PCOS, talk to the team at Skin Perfection about PCOS treatment in London.
As one of the main symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), unwanted hair growth can be a daily challenge. Having to shave or pluck daily to remove excess hair can feel like a constant battle. But with the help of laser hair removal for PCOS, it does not have to be.
At Skin Perfection, we believe that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. That is why we create bespoke laser hair removal treatment packages that will meet your specific needs and provide you with great results.
You can trust in our expertise. We are a team of laser treatment specialists who have over 20 years of experience in helping patients achieve permanent hair reduction. Take your first steps to address your excess hair growth by contacting our London clinic today.
What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that many women can face. It is the result of a hormonal imbalance in the body which includes high insulin levels that affect how the ovaries work.
If you are experiencing at least two of the features below, you may receive a PCOS diagnosis:
- Irregular periods, which stop your ovaries from regularly releasing eggs.
- You have high levels of male hormones, specifically androgen, which can result in physical signs such as excessive facial and bodily hair.
- Polycystic ovaries – this is where your ovaries increase in size or become enlarged. They will also contain fluid-filled sacs known as follicles.
Your doctor will need to do a full examination and a review of your medical history before diagnosing you with PCOS. This may also include blood tests to measure your hormone levels and an ultrasound scan to look at your ovaries.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms
Women with PCOS may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Irregular periods or a complete absence of periods
- See weight gain and find losing weight difficult
- Find it difficult to get pregnant due to high or no ovulation
- See excess hair growing on their face, chest, back or buttock area
- Experience hair thinning on the scalp or even hair loss
What are the causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?
The answer to what causes PCOS and why so many women face it is still unknown.
There is a connection with genetics as many women who receive a diagnosis have family members with PCOS.
However, there is also a relationship between having high levels of insulin and PCOS. This is because many women with PCOS have insulin resistance, which causes their bodies to produce more of it.
Can you treat PCOS?
While there is no cure for PCOS, there are treatment options to help manage the symptoms. A doctor may recommend lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Your doctor may also prescribe you with reproductive medicine. This will be to support your menstrual cycles and improve ovulation. You should always consult with a doctor first before looking into PCOS treatments.
If you want to remove unwanted hair growth on your face or body, contact Skin Perfection for laser hair removal. While shaving or waxing can help in the short-term, to get long-term hair-free results, laser treatment will provide you with the best results.
How will laser hair removal help get rid of unwanted hair growth from PCOS?
Laser hair removal is a great option for getting rid of unwanted hair for many women who are experiencing PCOS. With laser treatment, it can stop you having to pluck or shave on a daily basis.
Laser hair removal also works on most areas of the body. This includes those areas where many women with PCOS develop excess hair such as the face, back, chest or buttocks.
Laser hair removal works by using highly concentrated light to directly target your hair follicles. This helps to destroy the hair follicles at the root and prevent any further hair growth from that follicle.
After laser hair removal, you can still develop some new hair growth in the treatment area. The good news is, that any new hair that does grow will be much finer and less dense than before.
If you have been looking into laser hair removal, you may have seen that not lasers work on all skin types. At Skin Perfection, we use Cynosure’s ND WAG wavelength to target your hair and not your melanin. This means it is both safe and effective for all skin types including darker skin.
You will need to have a patch test before treatment to ensure you are suitable for laser hair removal.
How many sessions of laser hair removal will I need?
A lot of factors can affect how many laser hair removal treatments you will need. They include how dense the hair is, the size of the treatment area and how you respond to laser treatment.
You will need more than one treatment for a permanent reduction in your unwanted hair. Most patients require at least six treatment sessions before they see hair-free results.
At your consultation, our practitioners will assess your skin and hair type, and from this develop a tailored treatment plan. We always personalise our treatments to our patients to ensure that they see amazing results.
Why choose Skin Perfection in London?
At Skin Perfection, we understand that each individual has unique skincare concerns and needs. so, whether you are wanting to reduce excess body hair, minimise acne or look and feel your best, we have the right treatment for you.
Our team of experienced professionals are here to guide you on your journey towards healthier and more beautiful skin. We always provide clear and honest advice so that you have all the details to make the decision that is best for you.
If you are looking for a trusted skin care clinic in London, that combines expertise with patient care, look no further than Skin Perfection.
Where to find us
You will find the Skin Perfection clinic in Oxford Circus, just off Oxford Street, one of London’s busiest and most exciting shopping areas.
Great Castle Street,
Tel: 020 7629 4116
Arriving by train
The nearest mainline station is Euston, and the Oxford Circus tube station is just a short