Since 2003 we have endeavoured to help as many people as possible to rid themselves of unwanted hair growth through responsible treatments and honest communication.
Through my work at KORPOS I was introduced to transgenderism. It is my pleasure to help those people who are going through a transition process from man to woman with support and advice. The stories that I have heard over the years have shown me how important it is to feel at home in your own skin.
If you have started your process of transition from man to woman, you do not immediately have to remove all hair from your body as the medicines that you take will also reduce and soften the body hair. So please wait and see what the effect of the medicines is. Unfortunately, facial hair and hair around the pubic area if left and will need to be removed. So you can start laser treatment there if you wish.
Would you like some information about the transgender process or speak to someone who is going through the transition? Then the story of Merel Moistra is inspiring and beautiful.
Transgender facial hair removal
Will anything be visible/noticeable after the test is performed?
No, not necessarily. We will first test on an inconspicuous part of your body (arm pit, stomach, etc.) en next on a small area in your neck. It may appear red or bubbly for several days, but it will not appear worse than irritation caused by shaving.
A few weeks later there will be a bald spot in your neck. Wearing a turtleneck, scarf, tie or make up is a great way to camouflage.
Will anything be visible/noticeable after the actual treatment on the face is performed?
Yes, it will be noticeable. There will be some redness on the face after treatment, if the hairs were thick this might be visible for several days and in some cases even 3 weeks. Also, there will be uneven growth in the beard. You’ll notice a shadow with bald spots. Hairs will initially remain around the mouth and on the chin, since these hairs are often thicker and the hair follicle lies deeper beneath the skin’s surface. It’s recommended to undergo a repeat-treatment after 4 weeks to target these hairs, from that moment on the result will appear more even.
Can I start with only thinning my beard
No, it’s all or nothing! t’s ‘all or nothing’. A good result will only be achieved when a very high percentage of hair is removed. Fewer sessions will give a patchy result.
White and blonde hairs will remain after treatment. There is not enough pigment in these hairs to absorb the heat of the laser. You can, however, undergo electrical epilation to get rid of these hairs.
Is it painful?
Yes, it can be quite painful on the face and around the pubic area. On the rest of the body the pain is very manageable. We will work in a calm manner, will cool with ice packs before every flash, you’re allowed to take painkillers and you can ask your doctor for Lidocaine ointment (Emla).
It's a trajectory, so the beard will be there for a while?
No, after only two weeks you’ll start noticing a nice result. Hair growth will be slower (or stagnate) right away after the first treatment and the area will feel smoother. More and more hairs will fall out and your skin will become more beautiful. This will last for up to a month and a half after treatment, then a new batch of hair will start growing and it’s time for the next treatment. After every treatment hair growth will be more reduced until we achieve the end goal.
How many treatments will I need?
Often people are very satisfied after 6 regular treatments on the face, also when having a thick beard. Chin and upper lip have been treated 4 extra times. You’ve visited us for a total of 10 times. In the following years maintenance treatments might be necessary here and there. The exact amount of necessary maintenance treatments is dependent upon the individual.
Is it effective in treating light, red, blonde or gray hair?
The less pigment in the hair, the more difficult it is to treat. A hair needs a sufficient amount of pigment to absorb the laser light and eliminate the hair follicle. Often these hairs may get thinner after treatment but won’t completely disappear.
Ash-blonde hair could be treatable if the hair is quite thick. However, even then more treatments are likely needed.
Our advice: Test test test, before spending money.