What Is PCOS?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age. In Australia, about 8-13% of women, or 1 in 10, are effected from when their periods begin right through to menopause.
PCOS can cause irregular or painful periods, acne, excess hair growth, fertility issues, and weight gain. It can also lead to other health concerns such as diabetes, depression, anxiety, cholesterol & blood fat abnormalities, and cardiovascular disease.
Genetics, hormones, and lifestyle factors contribute to causing PCOS. It is 50% more likely that your Mum, Aunt, or Sister will also have PCOS if you have been diagnosed. However, up to 70% of cases go undiagnosed.
PCOS cannot be cured but some symptoms can be easily treated and managed. For most women, acne (which can be severe) and excess hair growth (usually on the face, stomach & back) were reported to be two of the most concerning and sometimes debilitating aspects of PCOS.
Whilst we always recommend you see a doctor if experiencing any of these symptoms, here at Simply Laser, we take a holistic approach to help you manage them. Working from the outside in, a combination of Laser Hair Reduction and our Skin Revision Programs are used to reduce acne and excessive hair growth.
If you, or someone you know, suffers from PCOS, call us to talk to one of our expert Estheticians about solutions today.