Laser Hair Removal For Women
Laser For Women
Although Laser Hair removal is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures, women with particular health conditions are using it to stem and solve embarrassing problems which cause poor self confidence and upset.
At His and Hers, we come across many women who suffer from hirsutism (excessive hair growth in women). Some women who suffer from hirsutism have had their hormones checked by a doctor and many times, tests came back showing that nothing was wrong. Most women who suffer from hirsutism, also suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. Often our clients seek facial laser hair removal treatments, because they have had to shave their face due to the heavy hair growth.
One thing is a fact- hirsutism is generally due to androgens. Androgens are commonly known as male hormones. Androgens are found in both men and women, just as estrogen is found in men. The difference is that after puberty, males have about 10 percent more androgens than their female counterparts. Testosterone is the most active androgen. The ovary and adrenal gland release testosterone. If the blood level of testosterone is elevated, it is important to find out whether it is coming from the ovary, the adrenal gland, or both.
Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is usually the blanket diagnosis for the increased level of testosterone in women; however, hirsutism is not an accurate description of PCOS. PCOS includes signs and symptoms such as: infrequent and often painful periods, failure of the ovary to release an egg cell, obesity and yes, hirsutism. However, hirsutism is not only limited to young women, post-menopausal women may suffer from hirsutism as well. Thecal cell hyperplasia basically means that high testosterone levels are present in women pre or post-menopause. The theca cells are in the ovary and make testosterone. Theca cells lack an enzyme necessary to make estrogens themselves. It is believed that women who suffer from PCOS will also suffer from thecal cell hyperplasia. Although at this time, there are no known tests to prove this theory.
to prove this theory. Women who suffer from hirsutism may have excessive hair growth around the nipples, abdomen, underarm, facial hair, genitals, as well as around the anus. Increased testosterone levels in the adrenals and ovaries are just one explanation for hirsutism. If tests prove that your ovaries and adrenals are working fine but they still have too much hair, this can be confusing. Some women have follicles that are so sensitive to testosterone that even normal levels stimulate them. Laser hair removal is a long proven method for permanently reducing excess hair growth. A course of 6 sessions is recommended, however your Laser specialist will advise you on the required sessions for you. A test patch is required before treatment can begin.
- Lasers use the exact wavelength needed to effectively treat the hair in each pulse. IPL uses hundreds of wavelength in each pulse which only serve to heat up the skin and do not have any effect on reducing the growth of the hair.
- Laser pulses are very short and are combined with cooling to minimise the build up of heat on the skin.
- Laser treatments can be performed on larger areas, like the legs and back
- Laser hair removal is not as painful as treatments like electrolysis or waxing.
- Lasers allow customization of treatments to patients specific skin tone and hair colour
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