ABOUT UNWANTED HAIR GROWTH
It's not uncommon to have unwanted body hair, but women with PCOS often experience this concern on a higher level. Managing facial hair on your own often requires daily or weekly intervention with shaving and waxing to minimize growth. The most telltale locations of PCOS-related hirsutism are along the jawline, chin, neck, and upper lip, which can lead to a drastic drop in confidence and make patients feel uncomfortable showing their faces. At PCOS Sisters Telehealth Clinic & Wellness Center, Dr. Lynsey Johnson, DNP, FNP-C addresses the root cause of your hair growth and can make you feel confident in showing your face once more. If you live in Florida and have or believe you have PCOS, schedule a virtual consultation with our Jacksonville team. We're proud to treat patients in the following states and cities:
North, central, and south Florida, including Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, and Orlando.
Including cities of Atlanta, Savannah, Columbus, Augusta, and Macon.
New York City (Manhattan, Upper East side, Upper West side), Queens, Brooklyn, Rochester, and Buffalo.
"After multiple tries with other doctors/offices, my husband went online and did some research. He found PCOS Sisters and I am SO glad!! I had my first appointment the other day. I finally feel heard and like I’ll actually get back to feeling well soon! I highly recommend at least a consultation to talk to these wonderful women!"- A.H. / Google / Sep 22, 2023
"They are very educated on pcos and helps achieve results. I personally have lost close to 30 pounds and continuing to achieve my health goals. Highly recommend"- R.A. / Google / Sep 18, 2023
"Dr. Johnson helped me figure out the best ways to control my PCOS and understand how to manage symptoms! She is incredibly knowledgeable and I recommend her to anyone looking to find relief from PCOS!"- C.T. / Google / Sep 16, 2023
"PCOS Sisters has helped me gain my confidence back! I have struggled for years with PCOS and any doctor I ever went to completely brushed me off and said “just lose weight”. Lynsey took the time to listen and actually treat my symptoms associated with PCOS! Not only has she helped with my PCOS but she has led my weight loss journey! Couldn’t recommend Lynsey and her team enough!"- C.P. / Google / Sep 15, 2023
"Christina and her team have been so helpful and kind. Very professional, timely and knowledgeable."- E.B. / Google / Aug 23, 2023
SignS OF HIRSUTISM
The most obvious sign of hirsutism is seeing thick hair on the neck, chin, jawline, and upper lip. The excess androgens produced in the ovaries of women with PCOS cause more hair follicles to be in an active growth phase. This makes hair appear thicker and fuller in areas where hair isn't typically noticeable or prevalent. For most women who experience this type of hair growth, the best course of action is to treat it at its source or target the follicles directly with cosmetic procedures, like laser hair removal.
How is unwanted hair growth managed?
Unwanted hair growth is caused by an excess production of androgens, which causes the hairs to stay in an active growth phase. This leads to the appearance of thicker facial hair.
Where does unwanted hair typically grow in women with PCOS?
In most cases, unwanted hair growth in women with PCOS occurs on the chin, neck, and upper lip. The hair can range from light and stiff to dark and thick. While the hair can be temporarily managed with shaving, waxing, and laser, in order to prevent regrowth excess androgens must be decreased prior to hair removal. There are several medications Dr. Johnson prescribes to prevent hair regrowth by lowering androgen levels.
Do you accept insurance?
PCOS Sisters Telehealth Clinic & Wellness Center offers both pay per visit and membership subscriptions. We are a cash pay only practice, meaning we do not accept insurance. Cash pay includes credit cards and debit cards. We cannot accept Medicaid or Medicare patients, even if you agree to pay cash as we do not bill insurance. If you have insurance that covers your labs, imaging, and medications, you may use it, but you might find that our discounted prices are cheaper if you self-pay.
MANAGE UNWANTED FACIAL AND BODY HAIR
Having hair growth in places where women don't generally grow hair can lead to a loss of confidence. After time, it can start to feel unmanageable. Thankfully, there are many options available to women who experience this symptom of PCOS. If you want to reduce the appearance of unwanted facial hair, schedule a virtual consultation at our Florida-based facility with family nurse practitioner Dr. Lynsey Johnson.
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