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Are you struggling with unwanted or excessive hair growth due to hormonal issues such as PCOS? If this is something you’re having a difficult time with, we’d love to help you.
At Advanced Electrolysis Melbourne, we’re highly experienced in helping women with PCOS remove their unwanted hair, permanently. It’s something we’re deeply passionate about because we’ve seen the emotional transformations that have come with the results we’ve been able to achieve.
When you visit our clinic, you’ll be treated by skilled and caring electrologists. We maintain the strictest hygiene standards for your safety and we’re strong on the details to give you the hair-free appearance you’re hoping for.
You might also be interested to know that electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal method approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), so we’re able to deliver lasting results, and help you put your unwanted-hair concerns in the past.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder affecting women in which the ovaries produce abnormally high levels of male sex hormones (androgens). The causes of PCOS are still not well understood, but they likely involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
The condition affects approximately 1 in 10 girls and women of reproductive age. Since PCOS involves increased levels of male hormones, it often causes excessive hair growth on the face and body. A diagnosis of PCOS is made when a woman meets two of the following three criteria:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Increased androgen hormone levels
- Polycystic ovaries – this refers to the presence of follicles that surround the eggs, which can interfere with the function of ovaries
Some of the most common PCOS symptoms include:
- Reduced fertility
- Unwanted and/or excessive hair growth (also called hirsutism),
Other symptoms of PCOS include the following:
- Weight gain
- Scalp hair loss
- Darkening of skin
If you think you may have PCOS, it is important to consult your doctor. In turn, your doctor will do some tests to determine whether you have any of the following symptoms:
- High levels of male hormones
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Abnormal follicles (“cysts”) in the ovaries
Your doctor will also ask about your medical history and other PCOS symptoms, such as face and body hair growth, acne and weight gain.
Galvanic electrolysis is a safe and highly effective method to permanently remove unwanted or excessive hair growth for women affected by PCOS.
The electrolysis treatment involves passing a tiny electrical current through a very fine probe into the hair follicle, which eliminates the parts of the hair responsible for its growth and regeneration.
Electrolysis is effective for all types and colours of hair and skin and can be used to treat unwanted hair growth on all body and facial areas commonly affected by PCOS.
Importantly, galvanic electrolysis can also be used to permanently remove the light-coloured vellus hair (peach fuzz) to prevent it from changing into terminal hair (dark, coarse hair) from hormonal influences.
To read more about which facial and body areas can be treated with galvanic electrolysis, please visit our Female Treatments page.
Yes, electrolysis is the only proven method for permanent hair removal approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Galvanic electrolysis treatment for PCOS successfully eliminates the parts of the hair responsible for its growth and regeneration, ensuring that the unwanted hair will never grow back.
To understand more about electrolysis, please visit our About Electrolysis page.
Galvanic electrolysis is a safe and highly effective method of permanent hair removal. That said, the treatment does trigger the body’s natural healing response, and this can cause some minor and temporary skin reactions.
These temporary reactions include redness, swelling, and tiny scabbing formation on the treated area. They aren’t cause for alarm and are part of the body’s natural healing process.
Some clients may also experience bruising of the treated area, which is temporary and disappears quickly.
After each treatment, we recommend using the Melfol Calm Balm which has been specially formulated to assist the skin’s healing process after electrolysis. This product can be purchased at our clinic and applied to the treated area twice daily, until the skin has fully healed.
Please refer to our Electrolysis Aftercare page for more details on what to do and not to do after your electrolysis treatment.
Yes, you can. In fact, we have worked for many years with clients who have either found laser to be ineffective at removing stubborn hair, or who still have blonde, grey or red hairs that laser doesn’t target. If you’ve had laser treatment and it hasn’t achieved the result you had hoped for, electrolysis is a great option to achieve full and permanent hair removal, once and for all.
Book your free consultation with AEM
We’ll answer all of your questions about electrolysis and create a personalised treatment plan just for you, including an estimation of the number of sessions you’ll require and the cost. We’ll also provide detailed electrolysis aftercare advice.
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