Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
POS affects between 5-10% of women aged 12-45. It is thought to be one of the main causes of female sub-fertility, and it is also the most common endocrine disorder. One of the main problems that occurs is excess hair growth, which is found in more than half the women who have the condition. The excess hair is normally found on the face, lower abdomen and the chest, and it is due to the hormone testosterone.
Verity is a UK charity which conducted a study that showed that excessive hair growth was one of the most embarrassing symptoms. This side effect can have psychological consequences, which over time can be very detrimental to emotional wellbeing.
So what can do you to remove unwanted hair?
You could shave, wax or use hair removal creams to get rid of the hair, however you would need to repeat this process multiple times.You could also use Eflornithine, which can be prescribed. You’ll need to rub this on the affected areas; however studies show that the treatment can wear off as soon as it is stopped.
Cyproterone Aetate is an anti-testosterone drug, and it is commonly combined with Oestrogen. This then creates Dianette, which is often prescribed to regulate periods as well as reducing acne and hair growth. It should be noted however that this is a contraceptive.
Yasmin is also another contraceptive that combines drospirenone with ethinylestradiol. This is normally suggested if Dianette is not suitable.
Your specialist may prescribe other anti-testosterone drugs if the above solutions do not help the problem.
How Can Laser Hair Treatment Help?
Here at Krysta Line Laser Clinic, we have helped numerous clients who suffer from PCOS. Laser hair removal treatments help to lessen excess hair growth, while also removing stubble and thinning the hair itself.