Several common skin and hormonal conditions respond quite favorably to laser hair removal – sometimes even being the best treatment option. In addition, the added benefits include lasting smooth skin, free of irritation while recapturing hours of extra time from no longer having to shave or tweeze on a daily basis. Here are the most common conditions that we encounter everyday within our practice.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome ~ PCOS
PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder of women, affecting as many as 1 in 10 women. While there is no cure for PCOS, the symptoms of PCOS can be managed with proper treatment by a qualified expert in PCOS. Many women look to laser hair removal for successful treatment in managing their unwanted facial and body hair. We have treated thousands of women with this condition and we really are very knowledgeable and compassionate in our understanding of what you are going through.
Hirsutism is the excessive growth of hair, and it may occur in both men and women. Hirsutism is typical of greater concern to women, however, as the symptoms may include thicker, darker hair in the facial and chest areas. (It is also important to note that Hirsutism may be a symptom of a larger and more serious medical condition, such as PCOS. While INFINITY Laser Hair Removal serves our clients by alleviating the frustration of unwanted hair, we do not diagnose Hirsutism, nor treat any underlining medical conditions.)
Pseudofolliculitis is the inflammation of ingrown hair, and can oftentimes result in pustules, which resemble acne. While predominately seen in men of African American descent, pseudofolliculitis effects both men and women and can form almost anywhere on the body that is routinely shaved. Laser hair removal provides the ideal solution, by ridding the area of its unwanted hair; your skin will be free from the constant attack of curly ingrown hairs.
Keratosis Pilaris is a very common skin condition often referred to as “chicken skin” and primarily affects the area surrounding the triceps. While laser hair removal is not a treatment for curing Keratosis Pilaris, people have experienced positive results in a related condition by ridding the area of unwanted hair. The formation of Keratosis folliculitis, where hair becomes susceptible to tiny follicular papules, is greatly reduced by the alleviation of the hair growth. As a result, the area becomes clearer and smoother as the aggravated hair follicles are destroyed.
A Pilonidal Cyst is a cyst that develops along the tailbone (coccyx) near the cleft of the buttocks, approximately five cm from the anus. These cysts usually contain hair and skin debris. Individuals with a pilonidal cyst may not have any symptoms at all (termed asymptomatic), whereas others may develop an infection of the cyst with associated pain and inflammation. The treatment and management of pilonidal cysts depend on many factors, including the extent of the disease. Laser hair removal is now recommended by many dermatologists for the treatment and prevention of these cysts reoccurring.
In addition to forgoing medical benefits, laser hair removal is an exceptional method to increase self-confidence and live an even more active lifestyle. In fact, the convenience, efficiency, and appeal of smooth skin is recognized by triathletes, swimmers, runners, cyclists, bodybuilders, and beachgoers alike. Laser hair removal is a great way to keep you active and ready to participate in all of life’s great adventures on a moment’s notice.