LGBTQ+ Community Permanent Hair Removal
For almost every transitioning male-to-female transgender woman, the beard is the real project area for electrolysis hair removal. Facial hair is among the more visible secondary sex characteristics, and getting rid often is a nightmare for trans women. It hurts, it’s expensive, it’s embarrassing, and it seemingly takes forever.
At skin envy , we developed an intensive program that clears your complete facial hair during a marathon session.
When to start Electrolysis
Anyone who is planning to go full time is strongly advised to seek permanent facial hair removal as soon as possible in transition. For some trans women, it is the most time-consuming and expensive part of the entire process.
How to prepare for electrolysis
The most important preparation is to stop shaving 5 days prior to treatment. The length of the hair should be at least 3 mm to be able to grab the hair with tweezers.
How long will it take to clear?
This is probably the most frequently asked question, and one we can unfortunately not answer with certainty. There are many factors influencing the number of sessions needed to clear an area, some of which are still unknown to us.
To fully clear your facial hair permanently it can take anything from 8 months up to 2 years in some cases. The number of sessions needed varies from 8 to 15 sessions. The number of hours needed varies from 90 to 300 hours.
Should I be on hormone treatment before I start?
No. Beard growth is driven by a genetic response of the hair follicles to the hormone called ‘androgen’. This response of the hair follicles is genetic, and sadly we cannot yet change the genetics of your hair. From our experience, unless the masculinization process is put to a halt early in puberty, or the individual naturally has sparse beard growth, extensive facial electrolysis is usually necessary for trans women.