Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects women, and can cause a range of symptoms that are difficult to manage. These may include excessive hair growth (hirsutism) including facial hair, as well as acne, irregular periods, and weight gain. For many women, PCOS can be debilitating and have a negative impact on self esteem and confidence. But for the unwanted hair, IPL hair removal can be an effective, non invasive, long term solution. So what are the benefits of hair removal for PCOS?
So what are the benefits of IPL hair removal for PCOS?
IPL hair removal involves the use of Intense Pulsed Light to target the melanin in hair follicles. This light energy will be converted into heat within the skin, and the heat energy can damage the hair follicles, preventing the hair from completing the growth cycle. As a result, there are a wide range of benefits to using IPL treatment for women with PCOS. These benefits include:
- Reducing hair growth
- Non invasive treatment
- Long term results
- Precision and customisation
- Boosting self confidence
IPL hair removal achieves effective results
IPL treatments are highly effective for reducing unwanted hair growth, including facial hair. This is because the heat generated during the procedure targets the actively growing hair, disrupting this growth cycle and causing the targeted hairs to fall out within a couple of weeks. As such, over multiple sessions, the hair follicles become progressively weakened, leading to finer and sparser hair growth. This is particularly beneficial for women with PCOS who often experience excessive and stubborn unwanted hair growth. IPL treatment can help to thin out and reduce the growth rate of this unwanted hair, helping to improve self image and confidence.
IPL hair removal is a non-invasive and low risk procedure
IPL treatment is non-invasive, especially when compared to other methods of hair removal, including waxing or shaving. As a result, IPL treatment generally carries a lower risk of side effects, as this procedure does not involve any incisions or chemicals. This means that the chances of scarring or skin irritation are greatly reduced, which can be very beneficial for women with sensitive skin or those prone to adverse reactions due to their PCOS.
IPL treatment can provide long-term results
One of the biggest benefits of IPL treatment is that this procedure offers long-lasting results. Because the hair follicles are damaged over time, the regrowth becomes finer and lighter. While maintenance sessions may be needed to ensure complete hair reduction, the intervals between sessions tend to increase, eventually leading to extended periods without the need for treatment. As a result, for women with PCOS, this treatment can be particularly beneficial, alleviating the ongoing challenges with unwanted hair growth. This also means reliance on shaving or waxing will be significantly reduced.
IPL treatment offers precision and customisation
As well as the benefits of long term hair removal, IPL treatment also allows for precision and customisation. This can be very advantageous for achieving the right results for your skin and hair type. Skilled practitioners, like our team here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, can adjust the treatment and the device to ensure that the treatment will meet the needs and requirements of any individual. This level of personalisation is important for women with PCOS, whose hormonal imbalances can result in varying degrees of hair growth and skin sensitivity.
IPL hair removal for PCOS can boost self-confidence
Excessive hair growth due to PCOS can have a negative impact on self-esteem and body image, but with IPL hair removal and the dramatic reduction of unwanted hair, self perception and overall well-being can be greatly improved.
For more information or advice, get in touch with Preston’s leading aesthetic providers here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic. We offer a wide range of aesthetic procedures, including IPL treatments, and we can tailor our treatments to ensure that you get the right results for you.