Male pattern hair growth is one of the visible and most annoying symptom of PCOS.

Hair growth is seen usually on the upper lip, chin, neck, sideburn area, chest, upper or lower abdomen, upper arms and inner thighs.

This excess growth is due to increase in male hormone, mainly the Testosterone , secreted by the ovaries.

Hirsutism can be emotionally distressing. Some women feel self-conscious about having unwanted hair. Some develop depression.

To add insult to injury, the excessive androgen levels can have the opposite effect on the scalp, leading to male pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia).

The best way to reverse the condition is to resolve the hormonal imbalance, by following a healthy life style, losing weight and medications.

By following the above methods, further growth of new hair can be halted but the existing facial hair may need other cosmetic treatments like shaving, waxing, bleaching, electrolysis laser hair removal etc;.

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