Physician Helps Local Woman

With Embarrassing Hair Growth

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Dr. Helise Bichefsky, Medical Director of Ageless Health in West Chester, PA has taken her passion for helping people to another level. As an Osteopathic Internist, Dr. Bichefsky always takes a holistic approach to helping her patients feel and look their best. When Sandra came in to ask Dr. Bichefsky if she could help get rid of the moustache and beard that plagued her face for the past few years, Dr. Bichefsky knew there had to be an underlying problem causing the growth. "I asked her to have some tests run. I suspected Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) because of the abnormal amount of hair present on her face."

It turned out Sandra did have PCOS and is currently being treated. As many women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Sandra suffers from hirsutism - excess hair growth. For most PCOS sufferers, hair in the mustache and beard areas becomes heavier and darker. It is the most common female endocrine (hormonal) disorder and is characterized by multiple abnormal ovarian cysts. Most ovarian cysts are harmless, fluid-filled sacs containing immature eggs that attach to the ovaries. But multiple cysts, with a typical appearance of "a string of pearls" or "pearl necklace," are a hallmark of PCOS. An estimated 5-10% of women of childbearing age are affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and it is one of the leading causes of infertility. Post-menopausal women can also suffer from PCOS.

Using laser hair removal therapy, today Sandra is almost hair free after only three treatments. "She'll most likely need at least three more treatments to get rid of the rest of the hair, and possibly a few maintenance treatments here and there, but Sandra is experiencing life-changing results." Patients with other medical conditions causing unwanted hair, such as ingrown hair and pigmentation issues such as Pseudofolliculitis Barbae respond with similar, remarkable results. According to Sandra, "I was so embarrassed by the hair, shying away from most social events. It's so incredible to see the hair disappear and not grow back."

After investigating many types of hair removal systems, Dr. Bichefsky said she chose a laser system that offered the most flexible parameters. "The specifications on my laser machine enable me to customize treatments to the varying degrees of lightness or darkness of the skin, as well as to the area being treated and the type of treatment preferred." Better laser equipment affords a tremendous range of power settings and pulse widths. Sub-grade lasers with fixed parameters do not offer similar setting flexibility, which results in sub-optimal outcomes. Find out more about the benefits of laser hair, vein and hyperpigmentation removal by contacting Ageless Health at 610-436-1584,