Preethi came to the clinic because her body hair was causing her many issue’s. She has Polycystic ovary syndrome. ( PCOS) The main features of this is when the body produces high levels of “male hormones” called androgens in your body, or cysts can develop in your ovaries or your ovaries are not releasing eggs regularly. People could have one, two or all three of these features. One of the negative’s when you have high levels of androgens is hair growth. This can become a huge problem, physically, emotionally and physiologically. The hair can grow in a male pattern excessively, while the regrowth can be incredible fast, and often the hair is dark in colour and very thick.
Laser hair removal can be excellent help for someone with PCOS, not in the conventional way but in a maintenance form that can be life changing. By treating the hair with a course of laser, and catching the hair in the active stage of hair growth (anagen stage) we can slow the hair growth down, and minimise the amount of hair present. Results wise I know people who now have a maintenance session once every three months rather than having to address hair removal every day. This in itself is life changing. The hair can become lighter and not so thick and coarse and return to a finer hair. Excess hair can be a huge problem for people and definitely effects peoples positive attitude.
Here’s what Preethi had to say about her experience…
“I have been diagnosed with Polycystic ovary syndrome for some time. During that time the hair growth has become really difficult to deal with. I have got so much hair that in order to be hair free it will take me well over an hour to shave my body. Then unfortunately as I have to repeat shaving so soon afterwards my skin becomes sore and I get ingrown hairs. As time has gone on these patches have then got pigmentation marks which can sometimes look worse than the actual hair. I then find myself in this cycle of hair problems. I began researching Laser hair removal and found that Sure Aesthetics caters for dark skin types which is what I needed. I had a detailed consultation with Sarah and under her guidance began a course of laser hair removal. I felt that Sarah is really knowledgeable so I always understood the treatment and what my results would be like. I am so happy with the results. No, I will never be hair free but I am now onto maintenance. For me this means I don’t have the daily struggle with hair removal, don’t have sore skin, and my pigmentation area’s have disappeared., and I don’t have to think about wearing certain clothes because of hairy legs etc and I can even go swimming without hours of preparation”