Are Women With PCOS Suitable For Laser Hair Removal?

Women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) may suffer from a variety of different symptoms, one of these being excessive hair growth – hirsutism. This is because of higher levels of androgens, the male hormones which are normally present in women but at lower levels.

Excess body and facial hair can cause extreme stress and affect confidence issues.

Laser hair removal may be an effective way to control the hair growth but it is important to realise it will not treat the underlying cause. A course of sessions is always necessary for best results but women with PCOS may need more treatments and at regular intervals but good results can still be achieved.

Initial consultations are free of charge and only carried out by experienced, registered nurses at our London laser hair removal clinic.


Jane Keena This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.