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What is the best way to get rid of unwanted facial hair when dealing with pcos?

What is the best way to get rid of unwanted facial hair when dealing with pcos?

Medications: Because a hair follicle has a 4-6 month life span-you must be patient. Generally, we want to lower circulating androgens using birth control pills or in severe forms-lupron a gnrh-agonist. At the level of the hair follicle, we prevent the androgen from binding using spironolactone and-or androgens from being converted to the most potent androgen-dihydrotestesterone using flutamide. Be patient! ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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I am brunette and constantly battling unwanted facial hair on my upper lip and chin. What is the best way to get rid of it permanently?

I am brunette and constantly battling unwanted facial hair on my upper lip and chin.  What is the best way to get rid of it permanently?

Laser Hair Removal: You can always try laser hair removal, waxing also works. There is no guaranteed way of permanently removing the hair, but laser hair removal does work for a lot of women. ...Read more

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How can you help or get rid facial hair caused from pcos? Any medications or procedures that would help it or make it go away?

How can you help or get rid facial hair caused from pcos? Any medications or procedures that would help it or make it go away?

Facial hair: Excessive facial hair from pcos can be lessened by controlling your hormones with oral contraceptives. Prescription topical cream vaniqa will treat facial hair well but will have to be continued indefinitely to continue to work. Electrolysis and laser hair removal work too but are expensive. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of female facial hair but not laser?

What is the best way to get rid of female facial hair but not laser?

Electrolysis: Other than laser hair removal, electrolysis is a good option for female facial, especially in the areas above the orbital rims, like the unibrow, where you shouldn't laser anyway. Electrolysis also works regardless of hair color, unlike laser where very blond or white hairs cannot be treated. ...Read more

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What is best way to get rid of facial hair ? And to keep facial hair away from growing back for long periods of time

What is best way to get rid of facial hair ? And to keep facial hair away from growing back for  long periods of time

Laser Therapy: For longer lasting effect, laser treatment by a dermatologist or esthetician is the best way. Otherwise painful plucking is your next best option. ...Read more

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What is best method to get rid of female facial hair?

What is best method to get rid of female facial hair?

Probably laser, but: Hirsutism refers to an excess of facial hair in females. I am an internist, not a dermatologist or plastics. So, i would first make sure there is no underlying endocrine disorder such as polycystic ovary syndrome, hormonal imbalance...However, i'll presume the extra facial hair is simply genetic. Waxing it off is painful and lasts few weeks. Several laser or electrolysis rx's permanent, also $$$. ...Read more

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Is there anything besides vaniqa that will help get rid of unwanted facial hair?

Facial hair: You must decide whether you want to try to get rid of facial hair forever, or temporarily. Men have facial hair which they remove by shaving daily. Women can shave too, or use a hair removal cream, or wax, or epilady, or vaniqa, but the hairs will keep growing and the hair removal must continue all the time. Only laser hair removal offers some chance of permanently stopping hair from growing. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this unwanted facial hair I don't like tweezing, waxing or shaving plus my Dr. told me not to shave and Nair burns my skin ?

How do I get rid of this unwanted facial hair I don't like tweezing, waxing or shaving plus my Dr. told me not to shave and Nair burns my skin ?

Consider laser: Laser hair removal is an FDA approved process which can permanently reduce hair growth. All skin types can be treated by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon familiar with laser technology. While there are certain risks to consider, the benefits of long term hair removal are well worth it. The process is nearly pain free and affordable. ...Read more

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I have lots of scars from pulling out unwanted facial hair over many years. Have now had laser hair removal. How do I get rid of the scars please?

I have lots of scars from pulling out unwanted facial hair over many years.  Have now had laser hair removal.  How do I get rid of the scars please?

Facial scaring: Dear cat85764: scar treatment is usually multiple modalities ranging from intralesional steroid injection to laser treatment. Depending on type of scar, location, and skin type this may involve subcision, fat grating, filler, dermabrasion, laser or a combination of all of the above. Please visit a board certified plastic surgeon for consultation. Remember scars usually improve with time, . ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more