For many of women Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a part of life. It is a very common condition and are ovaries that contain many small cysts, which are egg-containing follicles that have not developed properly due to hormonal abnormalities. It is possible to have polycystic ovaries without actually having the syndrome. PCOS cannot be cured, but it can be successfully controlled with the right treatment, allowing the patient to live a normal life.

What Causes PCOS?

If you have PCOS, you will usually have two or three of the following:

  • Polycystic ovaries – this 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

However, it’s important to note that you can have PCOS without having cysts on your ovaries. Also, be reassured that all women have androgens. It’s fluctuating levels which can cause problems.

The cause of PCOS is not fully understood, but genetics may be a factor. PCOS seems to run in families, and can be passed down from either your mother’s or father’s side. The condition is associated with abnormal hormone levels in the body, including high levels of insulin. 

The symptoms tend to be mild at first and you may only have a few or a lot of them. PCOS tends to affect women differently but the symptoms may include:

  • Irregular or no periods
  • Problems with fertility
  • Weight gain
  • Oily skin or acne
  • Excessive hair growth, typically on the face, chest and abdomen
  • Thinning or loss of hair on head
  • Patches of dark thick skin in armpit or around groin or neck
PCOS Symptoms

Treatment Options

Permanent hair reduction of up to 90%. Use of the most advanced medical grade lasers (Alexandrite and Nd:YAG) mean we are able to match the right laser to your skin tone and calibrate it exactly to reduce any risk of burning or other side effects. We offer laser hair removal for both men and woman and we can treat all skin types to target the root of the hair so you are left with no prickly patches or ingrown hairs. For PCOS sufferers, a course of maintenance treatments may also be necessary to preserve results

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Outstanding for treating acne. The plasma technology destroys the P.acnes bacteria (that’s what’s causing the problem), it sterilises the skin, has an anti-inflammatory effect and reduces sebum (oil) production by 25%.

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Effectively help to rebalance your skin using Janssen cosmetics. The innovative active substance system in the care product line provides immediate and sustained help in combating spots, blackheads and enlarged pores that PCOS can cause in some sufferers.

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Pharmacy grade products are an ideal solution. Janssen cosmetics contain strong and pure ingredients to guarantee results in an environmentally safe way to care for skin without harming the natural balance and protection provided by the body. Our skin specialists at Laser Chic will gladly assist and advise on a plan for clear skin.

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£25Bio-Fruit Gel Exfoliator

Bio-Fruit Gel Exfoliator

Peeling for oily, blemished skin. With fruit acid complex consisting of apples, grapes, sugar cane and lemons. Also leaves liver and pigmentation spots looking lighter.

Microsilver Serum

Serum with active ingredient to improve the appearance of blemished, oily skin prone to efflorescences. Contains micro-silver, glycolic acid, allantoin and D-panthenol.
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Balancing Cream

For a matt, clear and even complexion for combination skin. It Reduces & normalises excessive sebum production and refines the pore profile.
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