Polycystic Ovary Syndrome treatment in Reading | Hilton Skin Clinics

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


Also known as PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that causes issues with the ovaries. Cysts can develop, regular ovulation is affected and high levels of male hormones are often found within the body.

Millions of women in the UK suffer from PCOS, but the exact cause is still unknown. Generally thought to be hereditary, PCOS is often associated with abnormal hormone levels, with insulin thought to play a prominent part. Increased presence of insulin is thought to be responsible for greater production of male hormones within the body.

PCOS can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Irregular periods or no periods at all
  • Problems falling pregnant
  • Excessive hair growth on the face, neck, chest, back and buttocks
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair
  • Acne



Adhering to a healthy lifestyle is highly recommended to help cope with PCOS, as weight loss has been found to significantly help.

Whilst there’s no specific treatment or ‘cure’ for PCOS yet, we offer comprehensive laser hair removal services here at Hilton Skin Clinics to help combat excessive hair growth that may arise as a result of this condition.

Laser hair removal involves targeted, focused light applied to the skin. The pigment within hair absorbs this light, destroying hair follicles. This not only removes hair but also significantly hinders future hair growth, providing a long-lasting solution for removing unwanted hair.


Here at Hilton Skin Clinics, we’re truly passionate about all aspects of skin and medical aesthetics.

Our team of highly-trained medical professionals and practitioners offer a vast amount of experience in these industries, ensuring every single client is treated with the utmost care, knowledge and expertise.

Skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, dermal fillers and non-surgical facelifts are just a snapshot of the treatments we offer here, providing a bespoke range of options available to you. We also utilise some of the most advanced, clinically proven technology and products for each one of our procedures, guaranteeing top-of-the-range service at all times no matter which treatment is being given.

Friendly, experienced and dedicated to achieving results-based skin perfection, we strive to provide every single client with the outcome they’ve always wanted – whatever your concern.

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Treatment length will considerably vary dependent on which areas of the body you want hair to be removed from.

Before arriving, it’s essential to shave your chosen treatment area to prepare your skin – if there’s still hair present on the surface of the skin, it’s this hair that will absorb the light instead of hair follicles, rendering the treatment ineffective. Waxing, hair removal creams or epilation should not be used to prepare your skin for laser hair removal.

Before the procedure begins, skin will be cleansed. Treatment is virtually painless, but you may feel slight flashes of warmth as the laser is fired. Outer layers of skin won’t be damaged or affected by this treatment.

As mentioned, hair must be treated at the exact correct point of its growth cycle to ensure maximum effect, meaning further treatments every 4-6 weeks will be needed.

You’ll be advised by your practitioner to stay away from sun exposure when undergoing a course of laser hair removal. Skin may be slightly red or sensitive after treatment, but this will settle within 24-48 hours.



* Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependenton a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.