The use of the older galvanic devices did cause scarring years ago, as the needles were made of unshielded metal, potentially resulting in skin burns. Overall, because most hirsute patients suffer from PCOS, these patients are at greater risk for developing infertility, irregular menstrual bleeding, endometrial carcinoma, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and possibly cardiovascular disease. Hormonal therapy of hirsutism consists of medications that either suppress androgen production or free androgen levels, or block androgen action. Prevalence of the polycystic ovary syndrome among women seeking treatment from community electrologists. InHenri St. Repeated therapies are necessary, although complete hair loss is rarely achieved and it is unclear at what point maximum benefit is achieved from multiple treatments. Although hormonal therapy alone will sometimes produce a thinning and a loss of pigmentation of terminal hairs, it generally will not make the unwanted hairs disappear.
Comparison of spironolactone, flutamide, and finasteride efficacy in the treatment of hirsutism:
SUMMARY Hirsutism is not only cosmetically disfiguring, but also can be a significant handicap to a young woman's social life and emotional happiness, detrimentally affecting the quality of life of affected women. A precedent has already been set indicating that depilatory treatments are "medical care" for insurance purposes Abernathy v. This observation led to the development of thermolysis. I really loved school at American Institute of Education and I selected it because I heard it was the best program. Overall, all drugs that block androgen action provide similar results, such that side effects will the most important feature in determining patient preference 5,6. In addition, it should be recognized that electrologists are often the first individuals to whom the hirsute patient turns for assistance, and as such the electrologist forms an important part of the therapeutic team caring for these patients. The importance of selecting a well-trained electrologist cannot be under-emphasized.