Skin 101: PCOS and Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is an effective long-term solution for treating unwanted hair, but what about the thousands of women who have conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? 

At Caci, we treat many women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Laser Hair Removal, but it’s important to have a clear understanding of the treatment, and possible results before getting started. Read on to find out all you need to know.

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, commonly referred to as PCOS, is a syndrome defined by increased levels in our reproductive sex hormone—androgen, lack of ovulation, and the presence of multiple cysts on the ovaries. An ultrasound image of these cysts are often described as appearing like a "string of pearls".

How does PCOS affect hair growth?

As PCOS affects the body’s hormone levels, specifically the androgen hormone, excessive hair growth on the face, nipple area, chest, lower abdomen, and thighs can often be a result of this condition. It's worth noting that androgens are found both in males and females. For women specifically, androgens are produced by the ovaries and the adrenal glands.

Does Laser Hair Removal helps manage hair growth associated with PCOS?

In short, it can but this varies from person to person. As an existing medical condition like PCOS affects the body’s hair growth, it’s not possible to guarantee a result, as increased hair growth may continue in spite of regular laser hair removal treatments.

Many of our Caci customers with PCOS achieve excellent results from laser hair removal treatment, and it can significantly improve their self-confidence. Although the results for many customers can be successful, and often life-changing, they will need to continue to have the treatments on a regular basis to maintain a reduction in hair growth. Despite needing to return regularly, customers with PCOS do often find laser hair removal as the best option compared to other treatments such as waxing, electrolysis, or tweezing.

I have PCOS and want to explore Laser Hair Removal options...

We'd love to see you in clinic! Before starting on a Freedom Laser Hair Removal Membership with Caci, you’ll have a complimentary consultation to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment. This is your chance to ask all your questions including discussing payment plan options and areas of treatment.

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