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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. The condition is very common in the UK and affects millions of women.
PCOS has three main features, and if you have at least two of these features your GP may diagnose you with PCOS;
Polycystic ovaries, this is where cysts develop in your ovaries
Not ovulating regularly, your ovaries will not regularly release eggs
High levels of male hormones, you will have high levels of androgens in your body.
PCOS does affect each woman differently, and therefore should be diagnosed by a GP. However if you do have PCOS you may have some or all of the following symptoms;
Excessive hair growth, typically on the face, chest and abdomen
Oily skin or acne
Irregular or no periods
Thinning hair or hair loss on head
What causes PCOS?
There is no exact cause of PCOS; however it does often run in families. The condition is associated with abnormal hormone levels in the body, including high levels of insulin. A low GI diet can help control symptoms and moderate insulin levels.
Treatment for PCOS.
At Laser SkinStitute we cannot directly treat PCOS, however if you have been diagnosed with the condition we can help treat the side effects such as excess hair growth and acne.
At Laser SkinStitute weare able to tailor our treatments to the specific needs of each client to ensure they receive the best possible treatment.
Book a free, (no obligation) Skin Analysis and Consultation appointment to find out what treatment will work the best for your skin.