pcos and facial hair.

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i have pcos for the last 4 years. now i have many facial hairs. what can i do 4 tis. how can i get rid of this facial hair. is there is any permanent solution for pcos.
 

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hello karpagam this post is may be useful for you.before taking contraception you consult a doctor.hair growth in females called hirsutism which is caused by many things.one of the cause is pcos.

Hirsutism and acne

For more details on this topic, see Hirsutism.

When appropriate (e.g. in women of child-bearing age who require contraception), a standard contraceptive pill is frequently effective in reducing hirsutism. A common choice of contraceptive pill is one that contains cyproterone acetate; in the UK the available brands are Dianette/Diane. Cyproterone acetate is a progestogen with anti-androgen effects that block the action of male hormones that are believed to contribute to acne and the growth of unwanted facial and body hair.[SUP][citation needed][/SUP] On the other hand, progestogens such as norgestrel and levonorgestrel should be avoided due to their androgenic effects.

Other drugs with anti-androgen effects include flutamide and spironolactone, which can give some improvement in hirsutism. Spironolactone is probably the most-commonly used drug in the US. Metformin can reduce hirsutism, perhaps by reducing insulin resistance, and is often used if there are other features such as insulin resistance, diabetes or obesity that should also benefit from metformin. Eflornithine (Vaniqa) is a drug which is applied to the skin in cream form, and acts directly on the hair follicles to inhibit hair growth. It is usually applied to the face.

Medications that reduce acne by indirect hormonal effects also include ergot dopamine agonists such as bromocriptine.5-alpha reductase inhibitors (such as finasteride and dutasteride) may also be used;[SUP][47][/SUP] they work by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (the latter of which is responsible for most hair growth alterations and androgenic acne).

Although these agents have shown significant efficacy in clinical trials (for oral contraceptives, in 60-100% of individuals[SUP][38][/SUP]), the reduction in hair growth may not be enough to eliminate the social embarrassment of hirsutism, or the inconvenience of plucking or shaving. Individuals vary in their response to different therapies. It is usually worth trying other drug treatments if one does not work, but drug treatments do not work well for all individuals. For removal of facial hairs, electrolysis or laser treatments are - at least for some - faster and more efficient alternatives than the above mentioned medical therapies.
 
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