Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a manageable condition experienced by some women, PCOS sufferers usually present with menstrual abnormalities together with other features arising from excessive androgens (hyperandrogenism), although Androgens are the hormones associated with masculine features, all women have low levels of male hormones, and all men have low levels of female hormones. At Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin we see
PCOS is associated with excess or higher than normal levels of male hormones in women.
Features of PCOS may develop at any age:
If arising during childhood it usually causes premature puberty;
If arising during teenage years it is usually exhibited by excess hair and/or by menstrual abnormalities;
If arising during early adulthood or middle life it usually presents by infertility and/or by glucose intolerance and
If arising during later life it usually presents with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. If you have symptoms, it is essential that you seek medical advice and investigation to confirm or eliminate PCOS, but Laser treatment can be useful in treating and managing the excessive hair growth that is often associated with this condition.
Hirsutism – Excess and Unwanted Hair
Women with PCOS typically experience symptoms associated with excess androgen levels including excess hair growth (hirsutism) and acne. An increased growth of coarse hair can occur on the face, nipple, chest, thighs or in the middle of the lower abdomen. For most women the appearance of excess and unwanted hair is distressing, and affects their self esteem and body image.
Women should not be embarrassed to consult professionals; Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin therapist (Maggie Walsh) is experienced, qualified and accredited to perform safe laser hair removal. Long Wave Laser Hair Removal using Diode or Nd-YAG lasers is an appropriate treatment with results superior to home remedies for excess and unwanted hair and Laser is a safer and more effective treatment than electrolysis or IPL or shortwave lasers like the Alexandrite. Diode Laser Hair Removal is the foremost gold standard way to manage hormonal facial hair.
As you treatment progresses you will first notice the change in texture of the hair. Hair will grow back finer, lighter and less noticeable. As Laser treatments continue, after 6 – 8 treatments you will start to notice significant reduction in the amount of hair that is growing back. Up to 80% reduction can be expected, in some cases up to 90% hair loss can be achieved. On the facial areas, an ongoing maintenance treatment program is usually necessary for the management of any remaining hair.
When treating delicate areas such as the face it is very important that you choose a Medical Grade Diode or Nd-YAG Laser. Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin uses (Diode 808nm blend with Nd-YAG 1064nm) lasers with a aggressive dynamic cooling for best results and your comfort.
Usual Treatment areas for PCOS are:
Lip & Chin €50 per session
Nipples €50 per session
Lower Abdomen €90 per sessoin
Thighs €150 per session