Laser Hair Removal on Face and Body for PCOS
Alexandra’s Story – Confidence Changes Everything!
“Ideal Image gave me my life back! I walk taller, smile bigger, and feel utterly fearless. I have never felt more beautiful, confident, and downright sexy.”
Ideal Image truly changed my life forever…
I am very fair skinned with dark, coarse, curly hair. Growing up I was always abnormally hairy, even from a very young age. I remember as a young girl always being teased for having hair on my legs, arms, and upper lip. As I got to my teenage years the hair on my face and chest got increasingly worse. I began growing a full beard at around age 14. My mom would painstakingly tweeze every single hair on my beard the best she could, then came the ingrown hairs, redness, and skin irritation. By the time I turned 16 I was shaving my face and chest every single day.
And no matter how close I shaved or how frequently I did it, I always had a 5 o’clock shadow. It was mortifying. I was so embarrassed and ashamed. People always stared and made terrible comments under their breath. I did the best I could to hide it; I wore TONS of foundation, concealer, powers, you name it—I was wearing it to try and hide my hair growth. I spent countless nights crying myself to sleep.
Around age 18 I began seeing multiple doctors to see if there was anything they could do. I was told I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and one of the main side effects of PCOS is male pattern hair growth. I was devastated to find out this is something I would have to live with for the rest of my life (or so I thought). The doctors put me on countless birth controls, multiple oral medications, and several topical creams but nothing worked. My hair growth became increasingly worse. I considered waxing but didn’t have the courage to allow my beard and hair on my chest to grown out long enough to do so, I was too ashamed.
Ideal Image’s Support for the PCOS Community
Ideal Image’s support for those with PCOS extends further than just serving our own clients. We have also supported other women by donating funds to PCOS Challenge’s Confidence Grant. This grant helps women with PCOS pay for dermatology and hair removal treatments, so they can feel confident, no matter what life brings them and feel like the best versions of themselves.
Ideal Image’s financing partner, Health Credit Services, is also a supporter of the PCOS cause. For every loan financed through HCS in September 2019, HCS will make a donation to the PCOS Challenge Association.
“HCS is excited to partner with Ideal Image to bring awareness to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Making people’s lives better is at the heart of our business, which is why we’re excited to donate to a cause that impacts so many women. For every loan financed with HCS during the month of September, we will be donating a portion of our profit to the PCOS Challenge: National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association.” ~ Hans Zandhuis, Founder and CEO at Health Credit Services
About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- PCOS is a genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects an estimated 10 – 15% of women
- PCOS is the most common endrocine (hormone) disorder and cause of infertility in women
- Women with PCOS are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, endometrial cancer and other serious conditions
- Early detection and intervention are important for PCOS amnagement and disease prevention
Get Screened by Your Doctor for PCOS
Ask a gynecologist, endocrinologist or primary care physician to screen you for polycystic ovary syndrome