Who is Transgender Laser Hair Removal for?
For trans women particularly, unwanted hair often impedes a successful transition. Estrogen does not work to remove facial hair once it has developed during male puberty. As well, if you plan on having gender-affirming surgery, you may need to remove hair from the genital area beforehand.
Shaving, tweezing and waxing are not only time-consuming (and painful!), they produce only temporary results. Laser hair removal delivers a permanent reduction in unwanted hair.
What is Transgender Laser Hair Removal?
How does it work? We use advanced medical-grade lasers to carefully target the desired area. This area is cleansed and shaven in preparation for treatment. Your experienced clinician will apply the laser to the skin via a handheld device. This may tingle a bit, but most people find it quite tolerable. We apply soothing aloe vera cream afterwards to help with this.
The Soprano Titanium Laser hair removal method is unlike any other laser hair removal treatment. Featuring its exclusive 3D technology, Soprano Titanium combines the three most effective laser wavelengths into a single applicator, simultaneously targeting different tissue depths and anatomical structures within the hair follicle.
By combining the absorption and penetration levels of different wavelengths, along with extended treatment coverage, increased comfort and low maintenance requirements, Soprano Titanium is the safest and most efficient hair removal treatment available today.
A consultation is important to primarily discuss your needs and expectations. Our aesthetic practitioner will assess your medical history and suitability for the treatment and ask you to give informed consent for the treatment course.
A patch test is required at least 24 hours before commencing your first treatment. This is to assess the amount of melanin (colour) in the hair and determine the correct settings to use for an effective, virtually pain-free treatment. You will be asked to shave the area on the morning of your first treatment to achieve the best results.
During the treatment, the laser is passed over the skin in a slow, fluid motion. This movement gradually heats the hair follicles in the sub dermal (lower) layer of the skin using pulses of energy that are absorbed into the melanin (brown colour) in the hair. This stops the blood supply to the hair, so it can no longer be produced. All you will feel is a warm, comfortable sensation whilst this magic is happening!
After your treatment, your hair will start to grow as though it’s been shaved. The hairs can remain in the skin and often become attached to the epidermis (upper layers of skin). They will fall out within 19 to 30 days after the treatment as the skin naturally renews itself. As the blood supply to the hair has been stopped, the follicle starts to miniaturises, resulting in the hair being eradicated or depigmented and fined to vellus hair. Treatment intervals vary from 4-8 weeks apart depending on the treatment area.