I am 25, female.
I have been reading a lot of posts and I am totally confused as to what should I do.
I have facial hair - lots of them.(facial is the only one bothering me but I do have hair at other places too)
I used to cover them with bleach. I had seen a GYN and Dermatologist(both in India) for the facial hair problem.
The GYN did some tests and said I had more level of (some hormone- i do not remember the name) and said that it is normal. The dermatologist prescribed Birth Control pills and said they would get very fine and smal in 2years. I did not want to go for birth control as I had heard problems of infertilty due to them and was scared after all side effects warnings on the packing.
I then heard about Laser and tried the same. Got a couple treatments in India and came hear. I has now been a year and I stopped the Laser/IPL treatment 2 months back.
Here I am with all of them back and more obvious. Bleach is no more effective now.
I found this site(hope I had found it earlier) and I got some consultations with some electrologists.
Ruled out the 1st one since she was not a CPE.
the 2nd one said she uses blend and it might take about a year to treat it completely. Will give a better idea after treatments.
The 3rd one suggested I see an endocrinologist because my hair growth does not seem normal. I do not have menstrual problems. They are pretty regular. But I have seen hair growth and gain in weight after my menstrual cycle started.
Should I really see an endocrinologist. I have no problem doing that but want to make sure if my Insurance would cover it.
I called my insurance Co and they said, I can see a doctor if I have a problem and they do not pay for routine checkups. I have been covered under his insurance since a year now.
I am not sure if they will consider this as a problem since this is not a new problem. I have had facial hair since a long time and am worried this will be considered as a routine checkup.
Can someone tell me if I should get more consultations with electrologists or see an endocrinologist first?
I am sorry for the very long post, but this is really bothering me and wanted to seek advise from someone who would know so much about my problem.
James, you have given real good advises to ppl. Please help me too.