Laser Hair Removal and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Laser Hair Removal and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a disorder that occurs when hormonal levels are abnormal resulting in excessive hair growth, irregular or no menstrual periods, and infertility. Other symptoms that may or may not be seen include weight gain, acne and thinning of scalp hair.

The unwanted hair growth may occur on the face (usually upper lip and chin), between the breasts, in the lower part of the abdomen, and on the inner thighs.

In addition, many women with this syndrome produce too much insulin or not enough effective insulin. The excess insulin production is thought to produce androgen (a male hormone) by the ovaries.

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Women with this syndrome tend to gain weight and have a hard time losing weight. Symptoms often develop around the late teens and early twenties. Depression is also sometimes a symptom of this disorder.

Polycystic ovaries are diagnosed by an ultrasound exam and with blood tests. Hormones tested for include testosterone and luteinizing hormone. These tests can also help to rule out alternative hormone problems that might cause periods to stop.

If you have unwanted hair and are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, laser hair removal is usually the best option. It is fast and is very popular. The results speak for itself.

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To learn more, click the following link if you have unwanted hair and you are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian snydrome.


Laser hair removal and polycystic ovarian syndrome go together like PB&J.

Multiple treatments will be required with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Any area on your body can be treated.

Young ladies are thrilled with their results and the difference that laser hair removal makes in their lives.

Don’t trust your condition to a med spa or a laser chain. As a respected doctor’s office, we have more experience treating women with unwanted hair with this diagnosis than any other place in our city.

If you have similar patterns of abnormal hair growth associated with any of the previously mentioned symptoms, please call our medical office at 724-969-0600 or contact us here for answers to your medical questions.

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About The Author

Dr. John Happel

Dr. John Happel has been in practice as a surgeon since 1986 in the Pittsburgh region. He specializes in vascular surgery and has subspecialized in the treatment of varicose and spider veins since 1999. Dr. Happel is board certified in vascular surgery and recertified in vascular surgery in 2012. He was chosen in 1985 to fulfill the position for the vascular surgical fellowship at the world renowned Mayo Clinic.

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