Common Questions About Electrolysis For
Hormonal Changes and PCOS
All of a sudden I started sprouting these
coarse hairs on my chin. I am only 40 years
what's wrong with me?
At your consultation, we will go through a
thorough health history. This will help us
figure out a
possible reason why this hair came on
suddenly. Among the questions will be:
Do you have thyroid problems?
Are you diabetic?
Have you had menstrual or ovarian
What medications do you take?
Do you have a family history of unwanted
Some studies show women have symptoms of
menopause 10 years before they reach
- could this be the cause?
Hormonal Changes / PCOS Hormonal
changes causing the growth of
unwanted excess facial or body hair
can be triggered by more than just
age or pregnancy.
Permanent Hair Removal
Information for Hormonal Changes and
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Electrolysis ... To Reveal Your
Natural Beauty Lifetime changes
bring great joy,
invaluable life experience and an
ageless elegance. As we age, we want
to maintain our signature look
regardless of what life brings. If
you feel that excess facial or body
hair is concealing your beauty,
there is a way to get the hair-free
look you deserve.
Electrolysis - safe, permanent hair
reveal the full extent of your
beauty. Without question, you
will love the smooth, healthy
can achieve with permanent hair
As electrologists, we cannot diagnose, but
we can ask you questions that will help you
have further discussions with your physician. Regardless
of the cause, we can permanently remove the
I have always had a lot of facial hair. I
thought I was the only one, but now I am
wonder - are there others like me?
There are many of us with unwanted hair. In
fact, most likely, your electrologist has
spent many hours receiving electrolysis treatments.
His/her compassion comes from walking in
I believe there are more of us with
unwanted hair than without!
Every doctor I have seen tells me to
"just lose some weight" and my
periods will become normal. As hard as I try, I just
can't seem to lose weight. Plus I
have all this hair all over my face and breasts and belly, so I
have trouble changing at the gym.
What is wrong?
An endocrinologist (hormone
specialist) may be the person to
help you. When women are overweight,
have trouble losing weight, have
irregular or no periods, and hair in
the male pattern area (which you have
described), they should be evaluated
by a specialist. These are classic
signs of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
Again, electrologists cannot
diagnose, but we can recognize what
is not normal. If you do have
PCOS, we can permanently remove the
unwanted facial and body hair.
What is the treatment for Polycystic Ovary
Treatment depends on the symptoms.
If weight is an issue, the most successful
eating pattern is following a diabetic
healthy eating plan.
When choosing carbs, make sure they are
complex carbs that don't raise your blood
If you develop unwanted hair, electrolysis
will get rid of the unwanted hair
To address the medical issues, sometimes
medications are prescribed by your
I went to see the endocrinologist and she
said all my tests came back normal. How can
be with all this hair on my face?
Dr. Jeffrey Redmond, a NY endocrinologist,
has told the Electrology profession that
some people's bodies are more sensitive to circulating
hormones. So just because your blood levels
have come back "normal," it does not mean that they
are normal for YOU! As hard as it may seem,
go back and have another conversation with your
endocrinologist. We must each be an active
advocate for our own health.
What medications cause hair growth?
Many medications can cause hair growth or
hair loss. Talk with your pharmacist about
each medication you are on and also how your
more information or to schedule an appointment or
consultation, please call: 201.447.5347.
Information above is provided by Electrologists Association
of New Jersey
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