Laser Hair Removal For Transgender Women
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair for transgender women.
It permanently reduces the amount of hair growing on any part of the body, and make the hair grow back finer and thinner, and now you can do it at home with the KetchBeauty V4.1 IPL Handset.
Laser hair removal can be done before, during, or after hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It's recommended to consult a physician before any treatment.
Laser hair removal works best on dark hair on light skin. Patients with darker skin should be treated with longer wavelength lasers.
Typically, 6–12 treatments spaced one month apart are required to achieve desired results. After a course of 6 sessions, up to 95% hair removal can be achieved.
Some say that laser hair removal is the best option for people looking for MTF hair removal. It is more practical and less expensive than electrolysis but the exact opposite to IPL hair removal.
Laser hair removal is usually not enough by itself to permanently remove all facial hair when transitioning from male to female.
Electrolysis is the most reliable option for permanently removing transgender facial and genital hair and at home IPL hair removal is best to start.
Combining all three: IPL, Laser and electrolysis if necessary in that order is the best way to effective remove unwanted face and body hair and money.
Trans Lifeline offers a Gender-Affirming Hair Removal microgrant to help anyone in the U.S. or U.S. territories access the care they need. The microgrant is a one-time $1,500 payment.
Some places that offer laser hair removal for transgender clients include:
- SEV: Offers full-body laser hair removal
- Infinity Laser Spa: Offers laser hair removal before starting HRT
- The Laser Club: Offers 40–70% hair reduction after the first two sessions
- Barone Plastic Surgery: Offers touch-up treatments
Are Laser Hair Removal Results Permanent?
Laser hair removal results aren't permanent. Most people will need maintenance touch-ups once a year or so. How often sessions are needed varies for each person.
For example, you may need a session to remove facial hair every 4 weeks, and for body hair every 6 to 8 weeks. After the course is complete, the treated area will feel smooth with a permanent reduction in hair growth.
How long does laser hair removal last MTF?
Most patients remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be less noticeable.