5 Ways to remove hair during treatment for PCOS

5 Ways to remove hair during treatment for PCOS

“I have PCOS and I have a lot of hairs on my face. I can't go for expensive treatment and home remedies won't work for me. Should I shave my face?” --Quora

Many women are getting confused and having questions in their minds like this one. You might also be having some doubts about other hair removal methods if you are also a Polycystic ovarian syndrome sufferer. Don’t take stress on your mind anymore. In this walkthrough, we will be going to compare five different hair removal methods you can use.

What are polycystic ovarian syndrome and its symptoms?

The polycystic ovarian syndrome is a medical condition that affects 10% of women. It is also abbreviated as PCOS. It is an issue that arises due to the excessive production of androgen (a male hormone that is usually present in a small amount in the female body).  Moreover, if the female body is of childbearing age and the menstrual cycle doesn’t function properly that could lead to the formation of multiple cysts (fluid-filled sacs) in the ovaries. The diagnosis of this condition generally depends on considering the following symptoms.

  • The high level of androgen hormone is checked by taking blood tests.
  • The presence of cysts in the ovaries is detected by performing an ultrasound.
  • A woman can notice missing and irregular periods on her own. And can also check the abnormal weight gain, especially around the abdomen area.
  • Hirsutism can be checked by examining facial hair.
  • Hair thinning
  • Acne

How can I get rid of unwanted hair in PCOS?

Generally, there are lots of ways to remove unwanted hair. But the women who are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome come into the special category because PCOS create sensitivity issue in the body. For that, you need to go for the safest method to achieve the task. For your convenience, we have selected five ways to remove unwanted body hair.                                                                                                                   

5 ways to remove hair

1.     Shaving

Shaving is the only method that could help when you want to remove body hair and want the results on the same day. As the razor used for shaving cut off unwanted hair from the base and gives you smooth-looking skin for 2-3 days. There is also a misconception about this method that it will make new hair grow thicker. No, that’s not true! It will only make to grow hair with a blunt tip.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome and also dealing with body hair issues can use the shaving hair removal method. But its effect only lasts for only 2 or 3 days. Other than that, you should always be careful when you use the razor to avoid any injury like cuts and nicks.

2.     Laser

Laser hair removal is an effective method to remove unwanted body hair that is in the anagen phase. The laser light directly focused on the melanin (a pigment present in the hair), and with that destroys the cells which are responsible for hair growth.

This is the best hair removal solution for those who have dark undesirable hair and light skin tone (as dark skin also has melanin pigment). But this is not a permanent solution for the majority of women. You can only remove the hair from its roots on a temporary basis. After a few months, the hair will grow back. But 6-8 months of a hairless look could give a relaxed feeling because now you don’t have to do the hair removal task after every third day like you may do in the shaving method.

This method also comes with some downsides like skin irritation, temporary skin discoloration, redness, and itching.

3.     IPL

The intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair reduction technique is in the highlights right now because of the good feedback from women around the world. It works the same as the laser technique. The risk of any kind of side effect is also less in IPL. This method is also suitable for women with sensitive skin and PCOS issues.

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4.     Waxing

Another hair removal method that gives an effective hairless look is waxing. But to achieve that, you have to tolerate some pain.  When the warm wax spreads over the skin and after setting with the hair, pulled with the help of a fabric strip really gives an extreme amount of pain. Waxing gives you skin without hair for at least one month. After that, hair will grow back from the follicles. This method is way less costly than laser hair removal treatment. But it is not suitable for women with polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms as the skin becomes sensitive because of hormonal imbalance and can cause infection.

5.     Electrolysis

The electrolysis hair removal method is an ideal method to remove unwanted facial hair. During its process, a current of low power is used to kill the hair-growth cells present in the hair follicles. As each hair is treated separately, it takes more time than any other method. This method can remove the hair permanently but some side effects are also associated with this. You may get skin burns, permanent discoloration of the skin, and redness.

Summary

All the women who have Polycystic ovarian syndrome know how emotionally difficult it becomes to deal with this problem.  One of the bad results that it gives is unwanted body hair (hirsutism in some cases). Women with PCOS shouldn’t try any hair removal method. They should consult with their doctor first. Then, adopt the right method according to the sensitivity level.