Demand insurance covered hair removal for woman who suffer from PCOS

Demand insurance covered hair removal for woman who suffer from PCOS

March 9, 2022
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Started by Christina Michelle

Women of all ages are suffering from excess hair growth due to hormonal imbalances as a side-effect of PCOS.  Not only does excess facial and body hair cause many insecurities, it creates other issues such as painful bumps, rashes and ingrown hairs.  

Laser hair removal is costly, and we demand it should be covered by our health insurance.  Many other surgeries and procedures are covered, but laser hair removal is considered cosmetic.  

What is PCOS? 

PCOS is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.
The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn't well understood, but may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

-Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

-Requires a medical diagnosis

-Lab tests or imaging always required

-Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

Treatment consists of hormones.  
Treatments include birth control pills to regularize periods, a medication called metformin to prevent diabetes, statins to control high cholesterol, hormones to increase fertility, and procedures to remove excess hair.

Shaving, tweezing, threading, waxing, bleaching, creams — the beauty market offers no shortage of ways to remove or reduce the appearance of unwanted body hair. While these options may initially be appealing for their ease and affordability, they do not produce lasting results and can wind up being costlier and more time-consuming in the long run. Laser hair removal is a popular alternative, which has proven to be highly effective for women suffering from PCOS. 

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