PCOS Hair Removal
Help with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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What Causes Excessive or Unwanted Hair in Women?
For permanent hair removal for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), it’s important to know what causes it. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common health problem that is triggered by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. This hormone imbalance causes issues with the ovaries. Normally, the ovaries produce an egg that’s released each month during the menstrual cycle. However, with polycystic ovary syndrome, the egg may not develop normally or may not be released during the normal ovulation time as it should. The precise cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is unknown but there are a number of different factors. One cause are high levels of androgens or male hormones. Women produce androgens that control the development of male traits. The imbalance may be off such that a woman’s androgen levels exceed her estrogens, or female hormones. If the estrogen level is too high, the release of an egg from the ovaries can be prevented during the menstrual cycle which can cause excess hair growth and acne. Birth control pills are sometimes used to regulate hormone levels and remedy PCOS symptoms.
Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome has a number of symptoms, including:
- Missing periods or having fewer than eight periods a year.
- Irregular periods: eriods may come every 21 days or more, while some PCOS patients may stop having menstrual periods at all.
- Hirsutism or excessive hair on the face, chin or other parts of the body where men usually have hair. Hirsutism affects up to 70% of women with PCOS.
- Acne on the face, chest and upper back.
- Hair lossin the scalp area.
- Darkening of the skin along the neck creases, in the groin and beneath the breasts.
- Skin tags in the underarms and neck area.
As with any health condition, please seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Who is Vulnerable to PCOS?
High levels of insulin can cause PCOS. Insulin is a hormone that controls how food is changed into energy. If you’re experiencing insulin resistance, cells don’t respond normally to insulin and blood-insulin levels rise. This can occur in those who are overweight or obese, those with unhealthy eating habits, those who don’t practice enough physical activity and those with a hereditary history of type 2 diabetes.
Causes of PCOS
PCOS is a medical condition with a lot of unfortunate side effects for women. Hair follicles all over the body start misfiring, causing facial hair growth, hair loss on the scalp, and unwanted hair growth on many areas of the body. Removing stubborn hormonal hair can be a significant endeavor. Many turn to laser hair removal. However, this approach can often exacerbate the problem, as scattershot laser treatment is known to inadvertently activate other follicles and cause a recurring issue. Electrolysis is a preferable solution to laser treatments, as it precisely targets problem follicles and permanently eliminates their ability to grow hair. Choose Electrolysis by Alison to help you with your PCOS hair removal. We specialize in supporting women struggling with hormonal hair growth, and have over 18 years of experience in the field.
We offer permanent hair removal for all areas of the body that are most prone to hormonal hair:
- Electrolysis For Facial Hair
- Electrolysis for Stomach Hair
- Electrolysis for Arm Hair
- Electrolysis for Underarm Hair
Schedule a consultation today to discuss your hair removal needs. If you suffer with PCOS, be sure to mention this condition to Alison so that she may recommend the best course of action specific to stubborn hormonal hair.