In my late teens I noticed that I started growing thick, course hair on the sides of my face. I wasn’t quite sure what to think of this except that it made me uncomfortable and self-conscious.
The health detective in me decided that I needed to figure out what was causing my hair problem. I remember walking into the old Mckay Dee Hospital early one morning, determined to find answers. I found my way to the medical library, which was open and available for public use.
I poured over the medical literature available comparing disease states with my active signs and symptoms. I ran across what was called PCD or more commonly known as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.) My diagnosis seemed to fit. Who would’ve guessed that even acne could be an indicator of this disease?
I confirmed my findings a few months later with a simple blood test after visiting with a local OB/GYN provider. Even though I knew the shoe fit, I did shed a few tears when my doctor confirmed over the phone, indeed, I had PCOS, a hormonal imbalance disorder.
I first tried an epilatory product called “Nads” that did at first seem to work but didn’t prevent the hair from growing back. I decided I needed to find a more permanent method of hair removal. The answer was electrolysis, an FDA approved method for permanent hair removal. Hence, my life journey with electrolysis began. Twenty years later I am now a licensed electrologist!
Attending electrolysis school, I encountered many women with hormonal imbalances. It has been therapeutic for me in many ways. I am able to give hope and my promise to others that electrolysis can change your life for the better. It really does work!