Everything You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal and PCOS.
For those in the know the acronym PCOS is all too recognisable. With 1 in 5 women affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (according to Endometriosis UK) it’s a really hot topic right now. That’s nearly 30% of the UK female population dealing with the affects of the condition and are seeking out ways to manage the side effects.
WHAT IS PCOS?
PCOS is a medically recognised condition where a women’s hormones are not performing correctly, and benign cysts (can) begin to grow on the ovaries over time. This is can be accompanied by common symptoms such as irregular (or no) periods, reduced fertility, acne, weight gain, thinning head hair and finally, excessive hair growth.
Excessive hair growth is often seen on the face, nipple area, chest, lower abdomen and can be a particularly distressing symptom for many women. The ongoing burden of shaving, plucking, or waxing this unwanted hair can be a self-esteem plummeting, time-consuming burden and not to mention expensive if the excessive hair growth isn’t managed effectively. For many women suffering with PCOS, finding a permanent solution to this one common side effect is nothing short of an absolute must.
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way and laser hair removal for PCOS is one great option. Many of our clients with PCOS find that laser hair removal is an effective long-term solution for treating unwanted air. Achieving excellent results from laser hair removal also significantly improves self-confidence and is often life changing.
WHAT IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Laser hair removal works by using concentrated light at specific wavelengths to affect the hair follicles in your skin. The melanin pigment in the hair attracts the light emitted by the laser, which is then absorbed by the hair follicle, heating and disabling it causing the hair to fall out. Over time and continued treatment this eventually results in the permanent reduction of follicle hair growth.
The fact that PCOS promotes the growth of new hair, is particularly challenging for ‘traditional’ laser hair removal devices on the market as more treatments may well be required which can prove to be expensive…
BUT, NOT WITH PRIMELASE
Primelase harnesses all the power of professional laser hair removal and combines it with the with the most powerful, pain free technology on the market. Primelase contains twice the power of leading high-quality lasers and can achieve maximum, permanent results in just 6 sessions for non PCOS sufferers.
We advise our PCOS clients that they are likely to need a couple of extra ‘maintenance’ treatments due to the condition actively promoting fresh hair growth, but this is still significantly less sessions than ‘standard’ treatments using other less effective technology. Meaning quicker and more permanent results for our PCOS clients which can genuinely be life changing.
High power combined with the optimum wavelength means significantly greater heat is transferred to the hair follicle. With a larger spot size (or treatment area) and a repetition rate of 3 pulses per second, you can treat a top to toe leg session in just 10 minutes. That’s nearly twice as fast as other leading laser systems…
Scared that extra power and extra heat sounds uncomfortable? Primelase has integrated ‘Crystal Freeze’ cooling technology where the surface of the skin is kept at a constantly cool 5 degrees so extraordinarily fast results can be achieved with minimal discomfort.
THE BEST BIT?!
Shorter treatment times allow our clinics to offer incredibly competitive pricing and we have many locations throughout the UK & Ireland offering Primelase treatments. Search for your nearest location now and enquire to book a free consultation. We can’t wait to see you.