PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that impacts many women. It leads to imbalanced sex hormones and can have many possible symptoms. One such symptom is hirsutism or excess hair growth in a pattern consistent with male hair growth. Women with PCOS who experience hirsutism may have dark, coarse hair on the face, chest, and back. 

If you have PCOS and are struggling with excess hair, you may want to consider laser hair removal. For those experiencing hirsutism due to PCOS, dermatologists, gynecologists, and endocrinologists recommend laser hair removal to help you regain confidence in your appearance. 

PCOS and Hair Growth

PCOS can lead to excess androgens, or male hormones, in females. Higher-than-normal androgen levels can cause hair to grow where women don’t typically have it. You may notice hair on your lower face, chest, lower abdomen, back, and inner thighs.

Unfortunately, excess hair growth from PCOS can diminish women’s self-image, but, thankfully, laser hair removal is a lasting treatment option for unwanted hair. 

Laser Hair Removal for PCOS

Laser hair removal is a more robust and longer-lasting solution for excess hair than shaving, waxing, or plucking. Unlike these other hair removal methods, it won’t cause razor rash or ingrown hairs. Additionally, laser hair removal can make it easy for women with PCOS to keep unwanted hair at bay. Whereas women would have to shave, wax, or pluck regularly, laser hair removal provides a 70-98% permanent reduction in unwanted hair. 

After the appropriate number of treatment sessions, likely, you won’t have to worry about excess hair from PCOS again. This not only provides convenience but also peace of mind in your appearance. With permanent relief from unwanted hair, you’ll feel good in your skin and won’t have to struggle with this common complication of PCOS. 

Contact Laser Affair to learn more about our leading laser hair removal treatments.