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Can laser hair removal be funded by the NHS?

Some medical conditions – such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in women – can cause excessive or unusual hair growth. In some cases, NHS funding can be obtained to treat this with the use of laser hair removal.

Hair removal is generally viewed as a cosmetic process, but if the unwanted hair results from a recognised medical condition and is causing significant distress, the patient may be eligible for financial assistance from the NHS.

Skin Medical can advise you on this matter and recommend the best steps to take. If you suspect you may have PCOS, you should discuss it with your GP as soon as possible.