Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)Kevin McFarlane
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (commonly known as PCOS) is a very common hormone disorder that affects how a woman’s ovaries function. Its symptoms can vary for each individual but some of the most common include excess facial and body hair growth, weight gain, acne and oily skin.
The excess hair growth for women with PCOS is caused by the higher levels of male hormones in their body, otherwise known as androgens. In women, androgens are produced in the ovaries, fat cells and adrenal glands, with its principal ones being testosterone and androstenedione. For a woman, androgens start off puberty, inciting hair growth in the underarm and pubic areas, although one of its key purposes is to be converted into the female hormone, oestrogen.
At Ministry of Laser, we have a sympathetic understanding of the stress that can be suffered by women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Excess hair can appear on their face, buttock, chest, back and other inappropriate places. As it impacts one in five women in the UK, it’s not an uncommon condition and a few of our regular clients who make appointments for laser hair removal in Glasgow, suffer from PCOS.
Our Senior Practitioner, Liz, has over ten years’ experience in laser hair removal treatments, five of those with the NHS, where she helped set up a nurse-led laser clinic offering laser hair removal services.
We take great pride and care in helping women with this condition and as you would expect, all consultations and treatments are completely confidential.
If you would like a free, personal consultation with Liz, you can call us now on 0141 433 7370, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online contact form on our Ministry of Laser site.
*You can find out more about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome on this NHS UK site.
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