Friday, 18 March 2016

Hair Removal Tips for MTF transgender patients.

Hair removal is a substantial concern for many transgender women. For most, HRT will decrease new hair growth, but it isn’t always enough to dramatically reduce the presence of body and chest hair. If you’re considering male-to-female chest surgery, it’s probably a good time to also consider medical laser hair removal offered at Hairaway Canada.
When it comes to hair removal, there is only really one option. Electrolysis and Medical Laser Hair Removal are popular methods of hair removal in the transgender community:
  • Electrolysis
  • Laser Hair Removal


Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal method. Today’s medical electrolysis destroys the growth center of unwanted hair using electric current. A very fine probe (a stainless steel wire about half the thickness of a strand of hair) is inserted through the surface of the skin at each unwanted hair follicle. The hair is then carefully removed with tweezers.
The biggest advantage of electrolysis is that it offers permanent results. However, one of the biggest disadvantages is that it’s a time-consuming (and expensive) process. Multiple sessions will be necessary to remove all of your unwanted chest hair, there is a risk of pitting but most importantly it is an INVASIVE procedure. Given hair removal is an unregulated industry in Ontario, the risk associated with undergoing an invasive procedure in an unregulated environment is to great to simply ignore.
Some side effects associated with electrolysis may include:
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Skin redness
  • Localized swelling
  • Tiny blisters
  • Scabs
  • Dryness
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Pitting
Because of the above but in particular because it is unregulated, Hairway Canada cannot recommend it to its patients.

Medical Laser Hair Removal at Hairway Canada.

Medical Laser hair removal uses concentrated beams of light to target and destroy unwanted hair follicles. During a laser hair removal session, a practitioner will use a handheld device to deliver laser energy to the surface of your skin. The light will pass through the surface of your skin and be absorbed by the pigment of your hair follicles.
Many patients choose medical laser hair removal  at Hairway Canada because it offers long lasting (and in most cases permanent) results. However, it’s important to note that multiple sessions will be needed to achieve desired results. Additionally, medical laser hair removal isn’t always ideal for everyone. The best candidates have lighter skin and darker hair. Hairway Canada will always assess your clinical suitability at the time of your consultation.
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Localized swelling
  • Skin redness
  • Hyper pigmentation (temporary skin darkening)
  • Scab formation
It is essential to seek out a qualified professional for medical laser hair removal to reduce your risk of undesirable side effects. Hairaway Canada has over 15 years experience in Medical Laser Hair Removal and has performed over 65,000 procedures. As they say....Practice has made perfect.

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