I have PCOS. Will laser hair removal work on my thick facial hair?
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Laser hair removal
Hi and thanks for your question.
The laser hair removal usually works on thick and dark hairs and a good option for PCOS.
But as my colleagues explaind the underlying hormone imbalance in PCOS might need medication treatment. I suggest to see an expert
Laser hair removal in PCOS
Laser hair removal will work. But since it is face, and you have PCOS, you will require sessions, 6-10 and then maintenance sessions indefinitely on regular intervals.
Laser hair removal for PCOS pt
Laser treatments are very useful for PCOS patients. We treat many PCOS patients at our office, but these patients will need ongoing treatments to maintain the hair loss. These patients are some of our most satisfied clients as this is a difficult condition for many of them. I would recommend it as long as your hair type is appropriate.
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