Our hormones are the messengers of the body, sending signals into our bloodstream and tissues that help regulate important processes such as digestion, growth, reproduction and skin health. They’re vital to our health and wellbeing, but hormonal imbalances can also contribute to complex health conditions, such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
What is PCOS?
Literally translated, PCOS refers to ‘many cysts’ on the ovaries caused by abnormally high levels of male androgen hormones. According to Better Health Victoria, the cause is not fully understood, however family history and genetics, hormones and lifestyle all play a role*.
PCOS and side effects
PCOS can cause a number of undesirable side effects including acne, weight gain, scalp hair loss and excess hair growth (hirsutism) which according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists affects more than 7 in 10 women with PCOS. (You can learn more about PCOS in detail here.)
If you struggle with the side effects of PCOS it can be reassuring to know you’re not alone. For many women, it’s also a relief to learn that when it comes to unwanted hair growth due to hormonal activity, you can do something about it permanently with electrolysis hair removal treatment.
Galvanic electrolysis hair removal gets results
The only truly permanent hair removal solution, galvanic electrolysis halts unwanted or excessive hair growth at the source. Electrolysis hair removal works by passing a miniscule electrical current into the hair follicle via a fine probe, which then prevents the hair from growing or regenerating.
Unlike laser, electrolysis hair removal treatment is effective on all types and colours of hair and skin tone, even fair vellus hair on the face. This peach-fuzz hair can change over time from hormonal influences and become ‘terminal’ hair which is darker and coarser. (Find out what areas of the face and body can be treated with electrolysis here.)
What makes electrolysis treatment the best choice for PCOS-related hair growth is that it’s the only truly permanent hair removal solution. Laser isn’t permanent hair removal and requires follow up treatments indefinitely, and depilatory methods such as waxing only last as long as it takes for the follicle to regenerate and regrow hair. With electrolysis, once the hair is gone, it’s gone for good.
Permanent and professional
At Advanced Electrolysis Melbourne (AEM), we know that unwanted hair growth is deeply personal and it can be a sensitive issue. That’s why we take the time to understand your concerns and we tailor a treatment program that’s unique to your needs.
We are highly trained and skilled professionals who take pride in achieving the best possible results for you. We handle your treatment and personal information with discretion and confidentiality, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.
If you’re in Melbourne and looking for a permanent hair removal solution, we look forward to welcoming you to AEM to discuss your needs.
Book your free consultation with AEM to receive free evaluation of the treatment area, estimation of how many hours to clear unwanted hair and a personalised treatment plan that works for you.
*For more information on PCOS visit https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/pcos. This is general information only and AEM is not affiliated with the Jean Hailes organisation in any way. Your GP or healthcare provider should always be your first point of contact for medical advice on the treatment of PCOS.