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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have pcos, is there any way other than plucking and waxing every week to get my excessive body hair in control? it is on my breasts, belly and face.

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Medication: There are oral medication to help hirsute women with pcos. We use spironolactone + ocp. Once hormones controlled then hair responds better to laser hair removal. Adding spironolactone helps some of our pcos tremendously.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Not for current hair: Hair that has already changed from a "female" follicle to a "male" follicle will never change back. The meds are helpful, but will only help prevent the progression or change in new skin areas. They won't really affect hair that is already present, except to slow down the growth slightly. Laser or electrolysis is needed for permanent removal.

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