What Is PCOS Hair & Will Laser Hair Removal Help?

If you are dealing with unwanted facial or body hair that seems to keep growing back no matter what you do, you may be wondering if you have PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, hair. Many women with PCOS struggle with excess hair growth, known as hirsutism. The question is – can laser hair removal provide a solution for PCOS hair?

Understanding PCOS Hair

PCOS is a common hormone disorder that affects roughly 8-13% of women in their childbearing years. One of the most frustrating PCOS symptoms is hirsutism or unwanted male-pattern hair growth. This dark, coarse hair related to higher male hormones tends to appear on the face, chest, back, and abdomen.

For many women, no matter how often they shave, wax, thread, or pluck, PCOS facial and body hair grows back within days. The constant growth cycles can take an emotional toll and leave skin irritated. Hormonal birth control and anti-androgen medications may provide some relief but can come with side effects.

Why Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal targets the hair follicle with pulses of concentrated light. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser energy, damaging the follicle so it can no longer grow hair. Due to the cyclical growth of hair, some patients need several treatments spaced every 6 to 8 weeks for the best hair removal results.

While hormonal medications mainly address the androgens that stimulate growth, the laser reaches the root of the problem – the hair follicle itself. This difference helps explain why laser hair removal can provide lasting relief even when hormones still encourage new growth.

Effective for PCOS Hair Removal

In many cases, laser hair removal is widely considered the most effective long-term treatment option, specifically for PCOS hirsutism. During a series of treatments, laser targets not only the coarse hairs sprouting on the skin but also finer peach fuzz hairs on the surface. Catching these hairs before they can grow fully helps sustain smooth skin long-term. Just be sure to avoid plucking or waxing in between treatments so the hair follicle is intact for the laser to disable it. While a few stray hairs may eventually grow back, most women with PCOS hair enjoy permanent hair reduction in treated areas after an average of 6 to 8 laser hair removal sessions. And without all that annoying stubble, you can finally feel comfortable and confident in your smooth, hair-free skin.

Time To Consider Laser Treatment

If you are tired of fighting a daily battle against PCOS facial and body hair, laser hair removal could provide the long-term clearance you have been looking for. Contact our specialist. Mr. Christian Karavolas, at Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal in New York at 212-750-2000 to schedule a consultation. Mr. Karavolas is available to discuss customized treatments to target your PCOS hair growth. With laser hair removal, you may finally be able to put down the razors, wax, and tweezers for good.

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