Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
A very common condition which can be responsible for an excessive hair growth in women is known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

Indicates of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
  • Hirsutism
  • Acne
  • Irregular periods
  • Irregular or no ovulation
  • Occassionally a discolouration of the skin, particularly under the arms (acanthosis niricana)
  • The skin can have a very rough almost black appearance in some cases.
The condition can be managed, but not cured. It is usually necessary to use a combined approach for treatment between Doctors and Electrologists. Electrolysis is very useful to control this type of hair growth. In most cases of PCOS, Electrolysis works very well. It may take more time to complete treatment and some treatment may always be needed, but the results are very satisfactory overall. No drug treatment needs to be given in symptomatic cases, but if Electrolysis alone is not improving the hair growth hormone treatment may be advised by a GP