PCOS & Hair Removal

Whittier, California

PCOS Hair Removal Whittier CA 90602
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Mandala Electrolysis™ provides PCOS-related Hair Removal Services in Whittier, California.

Whittier is a suburban community conveniently located between Los Angeles, California and Orange County.

What is PCOS?

PCOS is an acronym for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a common endocrine disorder.

It affects approximately 10% of all women in the United States. Symptoms strongly correlated with PCOS include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Fertility issues

Abnormal Hair Growth

Another common side effect of PCOS is unusual hair growth, or hirsutism.

Hirsutism is the excessive hairiness on women in those parts of the body where terminal hair does not normally occur or is minimal – for example, a beard or chest hair.” Source: Wikipedia

Unwanted hair can be devastating to any woman, but is especially difficult for a younger women to bear.

At Mandala, we are committed to “giving back.”

What Causes PCOS?

The exact cause or causes of PCOS is unknown, but there is a strong association between obesity, insulin resistance and PCOS.

Is There A Genetic Cause to PCOS?

Yes, there does seem to be a genetic predisposition to PCOS.

Of course, you should consult your doctor for additional information and questions about screening.

How is PCOS Diagnosed?

PCOS is diagnosed by a physician based on a combination of lab tests and symptoms.

For additional information, we recommend reading the book titled “What Nurses Know…PCOS”.

Contact Liz Mendia, Electrologist at Mandala Electrolysis™, if you’d like to discuss Hair Removal issues associated with PCOS.