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
- Weight gain
- Difficulty conceiving
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 ProSkin Clinics 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 ProSkin Clinics we are 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.
Laser Hair Removal
At ProSkin Clinics we offer CynoSure™ Elite Lasers in all of our clinics. Elite is one of the most effective lasers for hair removal, it’s a powerful laser with a range of spotsizes enabling us to treat most bodily effectively.
The CynoSure™ Elite also delivers excellent results for smaller areas such as the bikini line and face. The Elite can treat all skin types including darker and Asian skin types.
Laser hair removal at ProSkin Clinics is fast, safe and medically proven to permanently reduce hair growth.
Read more about Laser Hair Removal today.
Active Acne Treatment
After much research we chose to use the TheraClear laser acne treatment at ProSkin Clinics. The system is a state-of-the-art acne treatment that can address multiple cases of acne in a single treatment.
By combining light and vacuum, the system can give a fast and visible reduction for both acne and associated redness. TheraClear™ is one the most popular acne treatments in the world. So if you are looking for acne laser treatments, acne light treatments or just effective acne treatments, ProSkin Clinics will be able to help.
At ProSkin clinics we offer the TheraClear™ acne treatment with light and vacuum as well as the TheraClear™ acne treatment with light, vacuum and needle extraction. With the use of needle extraction we can treat cystic acne too.
This allows us to tailor the treatment to the specific needs of each client. Ensuring you get the best possible result for your skin condition.
Read more about the Active Acne Treatment today.