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Pune Women with PCOS: Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair with Laser

Unwanted hair growth is a common concern for many women, and for those living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), it can be a particularly frustrating issue. Here at Pandit Clinic in Pune, Dr. Sharvari Pandit, a Consultant Dermatologist, Venereologist & Trichologist with over 10 years of experience, understands the challenges faced by women with PCOS, including hirsutism.

Dr. Pandit is passionate about helping women achieve smoother, more manageable skin, and laser hair removal has become a trusted solution for many of her patients experiencing PCOS-related hair growth. While traditional methods like shaving, waxing, or threading offer temporary relief, laser hair removal provides a long-term solution for managing unwanted hair.

In this blog, Dr. Sharvari delves into the fascinating world of non-cosmetic laser hair reduction, exploring its versatility and the various medical conditions it can effectively address.

Understanding PCOS and Hirsutism

PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that affects millions of women worldwide. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including irregular periods, weight gain, and excess hair growth (hirsutism). This excess hair growth typically appears on the face, chest, abdomen, and back – areas where men typically grow hair. The hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS, specifically elevated androgen levels, stimulate follicles to produce thicker, darker hair.

Androgens are a group of hormones naturally present in both men and women. In women with PCOS, androgen levels can become elevated, disrupting the normal hormonal balance. This excess androgen production disrupts the hair growth cycle, leading to the development of coarse, dark hair in areas where it’s typically not seen in women.

Hirsutism can be a significant source of emotional distress for women with PCOS. It can affect self-esteem and confidence, impacting daily life.

Before that, if you are curious to know more about laser hair removal treatment, read below.

Does Laser Hair Removal Work for PCOS-Related Hirsutism?

Absolutely! While addressing the underlying hormonal imbalance with your doctor is crucial for managing PCOS, laser hair removal offers a safe and effective way to manage the unwanted hair growth itself (PCOS-related hirsutism)

It works by targeting the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicle with concentrated light beams. This damages the follicle, hindering its ability to produce new hair growth. While laser hair removal is not permanent, it significantly reduces hair growth and weakens the hair that does grow back, making it finer and lighter.

Advantages of Laser Hair Removal for PCOS

  • Long-lasting results: Enjoy smoother, more manageable skin for extended periods between treatments.
  • Reduced need for shaving, waxing, etc.: Free yourself from the constant need for temporary hair removal methods.
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem: Look and feel your best with reduced unwanted hair growth.
  • Safe and effective: Laser hair removal is a well-established treatment with a proven safety record, especially when performed by a qualified dermatologist like Dr. Sharvari Pandit.

Pandit Clinic and Advanced Laser Technology

At Pandit Clinic, Dr. Sharvari Pandit utilizes advanced laser technology specifically suited for treating PCOS-related hirsutism. This technology can target a wider range of hair colors and skin types, ensuring optimal results for each patient. Dr. Pandit will carefully assess your individual needs and recommend the most appropriate laser settings to achieve the best possible outcome.

Laser Hair Removal For Women with PCOS

See real patient results and learn more about the laser hair removal procedure itself.

Living with PCOS: A Holistic Approach

It’s important to remember that laser hair removal is one aspect of effectively managing PCOS. Dr. Pandit emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach, which may include:

  • Weight management (if applicable): Studies have shown a link between weight management and improved PCOS symptoms. However, it’s crucial to consult with a doctor or registered dietician to develop a safe and personalized weight management plan.
  • Hormonal regulation through medication (if prescribed by a doctor): In some cases, medications might be part of your PCOS treatment plan. Dr. Pandit recommends consulting with your doctor to determine the best course of action for managing your individual hormonal imbalances.
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle: Maintaining a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and managing stress can significantly contribute to your overall well-being and PCOS management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does laser get rid of PCOS facial hair? 

Laser hair removal significantly reduces facial hair growth in women with PCOS. While it’s not permanent, it weakens hair follicles, resulting in finer, lighter hair and a smoother appearance.

Which is better for hirsutism, laser or electrolysis? 

Both laser hair removal and electrolysis can be effective for hirsutism. Laser hair removal treats larger areas faster, while electrolysis may be suitable for smaller areas or fine hairs. Dr. Pandit can help you determine the most suitable treatment based on your specific needs.

How many laser sessions do I need for PCOS? 

The number of laser hair removal sessions needed varies depending on individual factors like hair color, skin type, and the severity of hirsutism. Dr. Pandit will develop a personalized treatment plan to achieve optimal results, typically requiring multiple sessions spaced out over several weeks.

Taking Control with Confidence

Unwanted hair growth due to PCOS can be a thing of the past. 

If you’re ready to experience smoother, more manageable skin and regain confidence, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharvari Pandit at Pandit Clinic in Pune. Dr. Pandit’s expertise in laser hair removal and her commitment to personalized care can help you achieve the desired results.

Schedule your consultation today!

Dr Sharvari Pandit Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Trichologist

Dr. Sharvari Pandit

MBBS, DDV (Skin & VD), MD (SEY )

Meet the Doctor

Dermatologist, Venereologist & Trichologist

Dr. Sharvari Pandit is a Consultant Dermatologist, Venereologist & Trichologist at Pandit Clinic. She has an experience of more than 10 years and acts as a visiting consultant at MMF’s Joshi Hospital, Ramkrishna Math Polyclinic, Skin Solutions clinic, Sanjeevan Hospital, Police Hospital, Pune and SRPF’s Hospital, Pune. Dr. Sharvari’s areas of special interest include aesthetic surgeries, Laser hair reduction, skin and facial rejuvenation, anti-ageing treatments (like HA Fillers and Botulinum Toxin) and hair fall treatments.

Dr Sharvari Pandit Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Trichologist

Dr. Sharvari Pandit

MBBS, DDV (Skin & VD), MD (SEY )

Meet the Doctor

Dermatologist, Venereologist & Trichologist

Dr. Sharvari Pandit is a Consultant Dermatologist, Venereologist & Trichologist at Pandit Clinic. She has an experience of more than 10 years and acts as a visiting consultant at MMF’s Joshi Hospital, Ramkrishna Math Polyclinic, Skin Solutions clinic, Sanjeevan Hospital, Police Hospital, Pune and SRPF’s Hospital, Pune. Dr. Sharvari’s areas of special interest include aesthetic surgeries, Laser hair reduction, skin and facial rejuvenation, anti-ageing treatments (like HA Fillers and Botulinum Toxin) and hair fall treatments.

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Dr. Sharvari Pandit

Dr Sharvari Pandit, Consultant Dermatologist and trichologist, has the latest experience with aesthetic lasers & Cosmetology. Her areas of interest include hair regrowth, Aesthetic surgeries, Skin rejuvenation, Anti-ageing and Pigmentations. She has specialized in treatment for Skin diseases, Vitiligo treatments, Acne scar treatments and hair reduction using the latest lasers.