Manage hirsutism in PCOS with laser and light-based therapies, doctors say

Professor Helena Teede said the findings informed the latest polycystic ovary syndrome management guidelines.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Professor Helena Teede.

Laser and light-based therapies, either alone or combined with medication, can effectively reduce hirsutism severity among women with polycystic ovary syndrome, Australian doctors say.

Their systematic review also suggests that the non-invasive treatments lead to significant improvements in anxiety and depression scores, as well as overall quality of life, in affected patients.