Facial hair from PCOS

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I suffer with PCOS and have facial hair on my face and neck.

I have tried all sorts of treatments, the most successful being laser, which I was allowed 1 course of treatment on the NHS. I just cannot afford to pay privately for it.

The only thing I use now is a beauty razor. I hate using it, as it drys my skin out and I can still see hair.

I am so self conscious, especially now the summer is here, with the sun on my face, it's even more obvious.

I just wondered how other people cope and what others use to remove hair.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Any secret tips??

Jo x

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    Hello jodini,

    I have been interested in a device called a Nono which is supposed to enable people to remove hair at home.  However, it is very expensive - nearly £300 I believe.  I have toyed with the idea of purchasing one but cannot bring myself to spend so much money on something that I cannot see in the flesh so to speak.  I think you can buy it online.  My facial hair is no more than would be expected for a woman of mature years but I do understand that your problem is much more than that and I am very sorry to hear of your plight.  It is mean of the NHS to only offer one treatment for something that has such a deep effect on a woman.   Is there any point in pursuing the idea of asking for money for birthdays and Christmas so that you can accrue the funds that would enable you to purchase a Nono?

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      Hi Brenda.

      Thanks for responding. I've seen the No No advertised and have also thought of purchasing one, but as you say, it is pricey and with PCOS and the fact that it is a hormone imbalance, I wonder if it will actually make a difference. I approached my doctor a few months ago asking for another referral for laser, but was refused. It is a medical condition and when I think of what they do pay out for, it's very frustrating.

      I know you can trial the No No for 60 days, mmm. What to do!!!

      Take care & thanks again.

      Jo x

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      You could do the trial for Nono.  I think that it is something you will have to keep doing and it may kill the follicles in the end.  I think that your doctor is not being reasonable and that if I were in your position I would be asking for a referral to a specialist.  He is evidently totally unaware of the distress caused by a lot of facial hair in women and, as you suggest, many procedures are carried out for people whose lifestyle has led to the need for medical intervention, whereas you are an unfortunate victim of yuor genes.  You might say that to him.  I would!
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