Before Laser Treatment | 7 March 2017

Does Laser Hair Removal Work For PCOS?

Yes, laser hair removal works for women who have experienced an increase in hair growth because of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS can have a dramatic effect on the body’s natural hormone levels and excessive hair growth is often a direct result of this condition.

What level of results can I expect from laser hair removal if I have PCOS?

In many cases those suffering from PCOS can achieve excellent results from laser hair removal treatment. A reduction in excess facial and body hair from this treatment can not only be achieved quickly but can also offer life changing benefits for those whose self confidence may have taken a knock as a result of this condition. Typically women with this condition would need more sessions of laser hair removal to achieve their desired result, on average 10-12 sessions may be required on the body and 12+ sessions may be needed on the face.

Laser hair removal works for PCOS, many women with this condition will see amazing results but they do need to be maintained on a regular basis to maintain a reduction in hair growth. Top up or maintenance treatments may be required every 12-15 weeks indefinitely (especially for facial hair growth). It is important to note however that although laser will not provide a 100% permanent result in hair growth, hairs will be considerably finer, lighter and will be much slower to regrow.

Why Do I Need So Many Laser Sessions With PCOS?

Laser treatment cannot influence internal hormone irregularities within the body. As laser hair removal works on the surface of the skin there are are limitations as to what it can achieve. With PCOS, hair growth is persistent and resilient. Our advanced medical grade lasers ensure that the best possible results can be achieved safely but for some clients their may be some restrictions on how effective laser treatment can be.

Once a satisfactory reduction in hair growth has been achieved (after a full course of laser sessions) results will need to be maintained. As everyone’s hormone profile is different, the frequency and number of these treatments will depend on the person. Larger body areas may require less frequent maintenance treatments but you should expect that facial hair will need to be maintained on an 8-12 week cycle.

If you have any further questions regarding laser hair removal and PCOS please do not hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated team of hair removal specialists are on hand to answer any of your questions regarding laser hair removal.