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    :( Hairy chin

    Aah, the joys of PCOS. I was diagnosed 4 years ago after a substantial weight gain (6 stone in a year) and all the other lovely symptoms which come with it.

    Now the majority of things I can deal with - weight loss struggles, acne, etc. but what I really, really hate and what makes me more depressed than anything is the excess hair. I get it on my chin and upper lip, and then on my stomach and chest. I don't really mind the stomach/chest business because I'm single so no-one except me has to see that, but the chin hair drives me up the wall. Moreso because I seem to be forever plucking/shaving/waxing/removing.

    Any advice on a more permanent solution??
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    Hello there, Just wanted to let you know that you are not the only one dealing with body hair. It is the one thing that bothers me the most about my body. I have facial hair that you can see within 18 hours of shaving, the prickly hairs make me super reluctant to let anyone touch my face or be close to me if I haven't shaved within a few hours.
    I have gotten to be lazy with my body hair (below the neckline) because daily maintenance would take 45-60 min. a day and it just grows back super fast anyways. I am currently at my heaviest weight and I just joined this site hoping that it can keep me accountable to myself and to others. I am also hoping that as I lose weight that hopefully the androgens take a break from causing me grief.
    Good luck and let me know if you find something that works better than the endless shaving, tweezing and waxing.

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    I just replied to this but my reply got deleted hmm...

    I'm here to support you as I know your woes. I cut myself on the lip shaving in the shower the other day and it was like a scene from Psycho.

    Sudocrem works well to put on after shaving to minimise redness and spots/razor rash.

    I haven't even bothered trying to do something about below-the-neckline. It would be like wading through a forest!
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    I wish I could find something better :/ I find that using hair removal cream seems to work best, for me personally anyway. But some of the brands out there kinda smell weird so I don't do it very often. Feels like i'm at it with the tweezers almost everyday now T^T Can't be good for the skin really :S

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    Nair hair removal cream is fab for me personally - I leave it on longer than recommended otherwise there's simply no getting the hair out!

    Doesn't smell quite as bad as some of the others either.
    You can take the girl out of Devon...





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    I thought I was the only dealing with this, I am really considering laser, but can only have this in the UK at moment, so require 2 hour flight (1hr each way) which I can't deal with at moment.

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    Good news, found laser in eire for my skin type, I am happy. Had test session today. Starting next week (full leg, bikini and armpit) on offer. Waiting for full face to be available on offer to get the chin sorted. I am so happy.
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    Hi , I know the feeling . I've had PCOS for the last 8 yrs. when I was first diagnosed got sent to a specialist who put me on metformin, which to be honest didnt do anything at all for me. Kept going back to hosp for appointments for scans poking about etc, and just kept being told to loose weight, ( and he was quite rude about it!) but didnt offer me any help or advice in order for me to do this. I follow a healthy diet and am always trying to loose weight and i told him what i was eating and asked fir suggestions on what i could change fir greater effect and he couldnt offer ne anything constructive at all.After going back to my appointments so many times, it seemed pointless to continue , so for the last 5yrs I haven't bee seen by anyone and am on no treatment or management.i have very irregular heavily painful periods which for the first 3 days have to pad and plug and still leak, get v tired, sore boobs and hairy chin. My tweezers are never far away!

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    I had laser at Sk:n clinics and it was 100% worth it! it does hurt, but not as bad as waxing, I have PCOS and I'm 20, I've had the noticeable hair on my upper lip since I was about 11, and my chin and jaw follow as I got older (And fatter haha!) but its been so worth it, I have had 7 treatments so far, and now I don't actually do anything with the hair, the hair that grows is soft and fair and I actually feel like a woman! its brilliant, I know its so costly (I used finance to make it easier) but its so, so worth it.

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