How IPL is used to help women affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome…
Millions of women in the UK are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and many suffer from excessive hair growth on their face and body.
IPL is an effective treatment to combat this common side effect of PCOS as it does not interfere with the medication so can be used at any stage.
One of the reasons that PCOS sufferers can experience excessive hair growth is an imbalance in hormones. Excess production of androgens (male hormones) causes the unwanted hair growth, often on the face, back, chest, lower legs and abdomen.
IPL treatments help to significantly reduce the amount of hair and slow down re-growth. As new hair follicles are created at a much faster rate, it is likely that women with PCOS will need more regular treatments. But rather than needing to shave every day, with IPL you’ll only need a treatment every few weeks and will not need to shave in between.
IPL is also quicker and less painful than other long-term hair removal techniques. It works by delivering rapid pulses of high intensity light to the area being treated. The light energy is converted into heat, which destroys the hair follicle at the root (shaft), inhibiting future growth.
When compared to laser treatments, the patented No+Vello IPL hair removal system is gentler on the skin and more versatile in treating a broader range of skin tones and hair colours with better results.