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PCOS Awareness Month: Claire’s Story

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It’s estimated that over 5 million women in the United States have PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Whilst more research is needed on the condition, it’s thought to be caused by hormone imbalances. Symptoms vary by person, typically women may experience fertility problems, hair thinning, weight gain and irregular periods. A common condition that women get alongside PCOS is Hirsutism. Hirsutism is an increase in androgen, a male hormone that can cause excessive hair growth on the face, neck, chest and back.

Currently, there is no cure for PCOS and Hirsutism, leaving women to seek out ways to manage their symptoms. Women tell us that the facial hair growth is the thing they struggle with most and traditional hair removal methods only provide short relief.

We’re sharing the story of Claire, who discovered the difference IPL hair removal can make in managing her PCOS-related hair growth.

Claire’s SmoothSkin Journey

Smiling selfie of Claire, who struggles with PCOSClaire is 35 and lives in Wales, United Kingdom with her 3-year old son. Like many women with PCOS, Claire suffers from excessive hair growth on her upper lip, chin and neck which she is very self-conscious of.

“I’ve tried everything”

“I had to shave my neck every day. By the end of the day, I had 5 o’clock shadow and the next morning, I’d have a full on beard – it was awful, and I have tried everything”

Like many women, Claire has tried traditional methods to help reduce her hair growth. Whilst waxing, epilating and threading give longer-term results than shaving, Claire opts for daily shaving due to the pain from other methods. Though it may be easier, Claire says “There’s nothing that makes you feel worse than having to stand in the bathroom with a razor on your neck. It just feels awful.”

How SmoothSkin Pure Fit compared to other at-home devices

In addition to traditional hair removal methods, Claire has tried other at-home devices in the past. Long treatment times and results left her disappointed. “Other ones I’ve tried have been tiny and would take absolutely ages to do it, and I wouldn’t see much of a result”. For a fast treatment time, SmoothSkin Pure Fit boasts up to 130 flashes per minute, which Claire says “I can do my whole neck and chin in about 30 seconds.”

What results did Claire notice each week?

After her initial treatment, Claire noticed any hair that grew back came through slower and finer. Saying “it’s definitely not as thick as normal, which I’m very happy with.” After just 3 treatments, Claire started to notice major hair reduction, saying “In the first 4 weeks I saw a massive reduction. Within the first 3 weeks, I’d say most of the hair had stopped growing”.

Use our interactive slider below to see Claire’s results, one week after her 9th IPL treatment.

You can view Claire’s full 12-week video diary journey here. 

How SmoothSkin Pure Fit can help tackle PCOS related hair growth

As the global leaders in IPL technology, we’ve developed the most sophisticated technology for quick, and long-lasting results. SmoothSkin Pure Fit is two times faster and 3 times more powerful than competitors. IPL hair removal can help tackle facial and body hair by:

  • Tackles hair at the root: IPL works by using a powerful, but painless pulse of light to target hair beneath the skin to disable the hair follicle, preventing re-growth.
  • Up to 97% hair reduction: In a recent study, 86% of users with PCOS saw visible hair reduction on their face after 4 treatments.
  • Permanent solution: After the initial treatment regime, use Pure Fit every 4-8 weeks to maintain your results. Unlike daily shaving which causes irritation, or painful waxes where hair has to grow before treatment – with Pure Fit you get a cost-effective treatment from the comfort of your home.


Why users choose SmoothSkin Pure Fit for PCOS.

SmoothSkin Pure Fit is proven to be safe and effective, with over 5,500 clinical treatments performed to date. Market-leading features make it the perfect beauty-tool for hair removal, including:

Precision head adaptor: Patented removable adaptor allows you to target the trickier areas around your upper lip and jaw line with ease.

Three comfort modes: Opt for power mode for a fully-targeted treatment, recommended for PCOS. Switch to gentle mode at the touch of a button for more sensitive areas.

Safest IPL for body & face: Multi-point skin contact sensors to avoid accidental flashes. Built-in UV filter eliminates the need for safety glasses.

Start your journey to hair-free skin with Pure Fit

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