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Electrolysis is truly the only method of permanent hair removal.

Electrolysis is truly the only method of permanent hair removal.

Electrolysis is truly the only method of permanent hair removal. Electrolysis is truly the only method of permanent hair removal.

Electrolysis for PCOS or Hormonal Imbalance

Throughout a woman’s life, hormones fluctuate which can cause hair growth that is unexpected. Hormonal conditions and changes account for numerous other problems in addition to unwanted hair.  Its cause may be related to your genetic makeup, an underlying medical condition, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), pregnancy, menopause, puberty or medications.  In order to get the proper diagnosis and most effective treatment, you might want to visit an endocrinologist.  Electrolysis is the best solution for unwanted hair.

During your consultation, we will discuss your health history.  Does your family have a history of having unwanted hair?  What medications are you currently taking?  Do you have any ovarian or menstrual problems?  Are you diabetic?  Do you have any thyroid problems?  Are you going through puberty, perimenopausal or currently going through menopause?

Electrologists are unable to provide you with a diagnosis, however they are able to ask you questions that can help you with further discussions that you have with your doctor.  No matter what the cause is, an electrologist can remove unwanted hair permanently.

Many people have unwanted hair.  Your electrologist, in fact, has received many hours of electrolysis treatments.  We have been in your situation and that is what makes us so compassionate about permanent hair removal.. 

An endocrinologist (a hormone specialist) might be able to help you.  A woman should be evaluated by a specialist if she has excess facial and/or body hair, is overweight or having difficulties losing weight, or is experiencing irregular or no periods.  These are classic symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

An electrologist cannot give you a diagnosis, however we can recognize the symptoms.  An electrologist can remove unwanted body and facial hair permanently if you do have PCOS.

How is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) treated?

Treatment will depend on your symptoms.  Your endocrinologist or primary physician can determine the best course of action to take in order to alleviate your specific symptoms.  If your issue is weight, the most successful eating plan is to follow a diabetic healthy eating regimen. When you choose carbs, be certain they are complex carbs that won’t raise your blood sugar level.  If any unwanted hair develops, electrolysis can permanently get rid of unwanted hair.  Your physician might prescribe medication at times in order to address your medical issues.

I have both chin hair and acne.  Can electrolysis help me?

Facial hair on a woman that is hormonally caused will grow on the corners of the upper lip, chin and neck.  Waxing and tweezing often exacerbates chin hair on a woman.  Yanking out the hairs causes repeated irritation.  This may result in ingrown hairs from hair in the follicle breaking off, or a larger diameter of hair growing out of the follicle.  When a woman has acne on her chin and tweezes the hair, electrolysis treatments may offer relief from the acne.  After they have stopped tweezing hair from their chin and the hair is properly treated by an electrologist, their skin will clear.  

What medications can cause hair growth?

There are many different medications that may cause hair loss or hair growth.  Speak with your pharmacist about any medications you are taking and also the ways your medications may interact.