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Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) is a devastating medical condition that is on the rise. The National Women’s Health Institute reports that it affects one out of every 10 women of childbearing age. While no one is exactly sure what causes PCOD, we know that it causes major hormonal imbalances. Women with PCOS have too much androgen (male hormone) and insulin (regulates blood sugar). These two factors cause the major symptoms of PCOD: infertility and menstrual problems, obesity, acne, skin changes (skin tags and darkening of the creases), as well as thinning hair on the scalp and excess facial hair (hirsutism).
Although there is no cure for PCOD, treatments are aimed at restoring the normal balance of hormones and fertility. Often, these treatments can’t help some of the physical symptoms of PCOD, especially excess facial hair. Women with PCOD struggle to control excess, coarse, dark facial hair, which can negatively impact self-esteem, confidence and the ability to function personally and professionally.
Clinical research has shown that treating PCOD patients with laser hair removal (along with other therapies) can be extremely effective and helpful. Laser hair removal offers hope and encouragement to women with PCOD because it helps them feel more feminine and less self-conscious. And the results are permanent!
If you’re suffering with PCOD or know someone who is, laser hair removal can be life-changing. As with any laser hair removal treatment, make sure your laser practitioner is experienced and skilled and has the right equipment for your skin color.