Transgender Laser Hair Removal: Making the decision to live life as your most authentic you takes a huge amount of courage, faith and inner strength.
When you are in the process of transitioning, unwanted hair on the face and the body can be at best, a nuisance and at worst upsetting and emotionally stressful. Transitioning should be a celebration of your beauty and at Skin Perfection, we aim to help make your transition as easy as possible when it comes to unwanted, excess hair, with laser hair removal from Cynosure.
For many trans women, getting rid of unwanted hair can be the icing on the cake for their process. However, estrogen won’t work to removal facial hair even after the transition and if you are considering gender affirming surgery, you may want to remove hair from the genital area prior to your procedure.
As you’ll probably be aware, traditional hair removal methods such as waxing and tweezing can be extremely painful and shaving is hugely time-consuming and is rarely successful in ridding the skin completely of a tell-tale beard shadow. Laser hair removal however, is a clinically-proven and highly effective method to permanently reduce hair growth on all areas of the face and body and at Skin Perfection, we are seasoned experts in this field with highly-trained laser specialists having many years of experience with the treatment.
How does LHR work?
Laser hair removal works by using a medical-grade laser to carefully target areas of unwanted hair.
It will only affect hair that is in the anagen (growing) phase, therefore at any one time, around 30% of your hair in each area. This is why a course of treatment is required for any laser hair removal treatment.
Specifically selected wavelengths of light energy penetrate the hair follicle, killing it at the root. This method gradually retards hair growth and in a course of around 6 to 10 sessions, you could expect to see a 90% reduction in hair growth altogether. Transgender laser hair removal can tingle a little but is not painful, as the Cynosure ‘gold standard’ lasers that we use offer cooling technology which helps minimise any discomfort.
Am I suitable for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is possible for all skin types but the colour of your hair (or more importantly, the root) will determine whether the treatment will be successful.
Laser hair removal is only activated when there is the presence of melanin within the hair root. Therefore if the root has a pigment, then the laser has a ‘target’ to destroy. This means that if you have very white hair with no pigment at the root, then laser hair removal may not be the best option. The good news is that even if your hair is very blonde or red, your hair root may still have a fair amount of pigment and the treatment will be successful.
Of course, brown or black hair will be a great candidate for laser hair removal as it contains a lot of pigment at the root. To determine whether your hair will be affected by the treatment, we may pluck one or two from the intended treatment area in a consultation, prior to deciding whether to go ahead.
Transgender Laser Hair Removal in London
Laser hair removal can prove a life-changing treatment for many trans women and at Skin Perfection, London we have the respect, empathy and understanding to protect your dignity to make your treatment journey a pleasant and comfortable one from day one.
We understand that the procedure can be a sensitive and emotional one and will discuss your individual needs and expectations well before we administer the treatment in a no obligation, private consultation.
Contact us in confidence today with any questions you may have, or to book a consultation with our expert London team.