PCOS can be treated with medication, so you should see a doctor for help if you think the disease is the underlying cause of your hair growth. If not, there are a ton of hair and chin hair removal methods — like tweezing or waxing — you can turn to to help get rid of your hair temporarily. For a more permanent solution, Dr. Markowitz recommends laser hair removal if the hair on your face is darker and you're looking for a treatment that's more long-lasting.
"To treat unwanted dark hairs I like to use the diode or YAG lasers for hair removal," she said. "Lasers are best for dark hair because they are designed to remove target brown colors, therefore the lighter the skin and the darker and thicker the hair, the better the result." For lighter hair, she recommends topical creams or electrolysis.
The only method Dr. Markowitz wouldn't recommend is shaving, as "this can cause damage to the skin, acne, and even folliculitis or inflammation or acne-like scarring of the hair follicles."