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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) ?

PCOS is a disorder of the endocrine system commonly affecting women of reproductive age. It occurs when the ovaries or adrenal glands overproduce androgens (male hormones). This hormonal imbalance causes fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries to aggregate and form many small cysts—hence the name of the disorder. PCOS causes annoying changes in skin and hair, including:

  • Hormonal or sudden-onset acne
  • Excessively oily skin
  • Excess facial and body hair
  • Female-pattern baldness

How is PCOS treated?

Our dermatologists will work closely with your general practitioner, endocrinologist and gynaecologist to successfully improve your PCOS symptoms. See our acne, laser and facial treatment pages to learn how we can relieve the skin- and hair-related symptoms of your PCOS.