For millions of women in the UK Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a part of life. It is a very common condition in which cysts filled with fluid grow on the ovaries. While in a lot of cases these cysts cause no health issues at all, they can result in hormonal imbalances, as the ovaries start to produce more male hormones than normal.
Why do we get it?
The exact cause of PCOS is unknown but it is thought to run in families and to be more common among women who are overweight, have high cholesterol or suffer with diabetes, with insulin thought to play a part.
What are the PCOS symptoms?
Having PCOS or polycystic ovaries can trigger acne, excess hair on the face and body, and heavy or irregular periods. In some cases women can also experience thinning hair, sleep apnoea, weight gain, pelvic pain and anxiety or depression. The increased levels of male hormones can also affect the development and release of eggs during ovulation, which can cause fertility problems.
Effective treatments for the side effects of PCOS
At The Harley Medical Group we meet a lot of women whose confidence has been badly damaged by the side effects of PCOS and we’re in a great position to help. We have already successfully treated thousands of women with acne and excessive hair growth on the face and body with state-of-the-art light-based technology.
Our laser hair removal uses FDA-approved technology which is highly effectively in permanently reducing or removing unwanted hair. Most of our patients need between four and eight sessions but start seeing results from the very first treatment. Read our laser hair removal FAQs or get in touch to find out more.
We know that acne can be really distressing too, and our range of laser acne solutions and skin peels are highly effective. Find out more about Obagi Blue skin peels and PPx laser treatment for acne and acne scars.
Offer for PCOS suffers
We understand that women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) have enough to contend with, and we want to remove one thing from the list to think about. If you provide a letter from your GP confirming your PCOS status we are happy to offer 20% off all Acne Laser Treatments and Laser Hair Removal Courses you undertake in our clinics.
Let Us Help
Our years of experience in the field of Cosmetic Surgery ensure that you can rely on The Harley Medical Group to assist you with a tailored treatment programme for acne and excessive hair growth. We offer free consultations with qualified Medical Professionals, as well as a thorough after care service to ensure that your experience is positive throughout your entire journey.
Medically reviewed by The Harley Medical Group Clinical Governance Board on 4th March 2020.
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