Laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular with transgender women and men as it significantly reduces unwanted hair.
How does laser removal work?
The laser beam is attracted to the melanin and works by destroying the hair follicle.
What areas of the body does laser removal work on?
One of the significant advantages of laser hair removal is that it can be used on practically any part of the body: face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, back, chest, and even nipples.
For transgender women, the most extensive problem areas are the face and chest. Having worked with the transgender community as an operating theatre practitioner, I understand that hair growth in these areas can hinder the transition process.
What to expect at a laser hair removal session?
The initial consultation (and later treatment) will be conducted at our Horsham clinic by myself, Mina, who is a registered nurse with 12 years of experience as a Laser Nurse Practitioner. During the initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask me any questions. We can talk through any concerns or worries that you have. Furthermore, I will also take a brief medical history. This will be followed by a patch test on the area to be treated.
A patch test assesses how a small treatment area responds to laser treatment.
Following the patch test, you will be seen around 48 hours later to assess the laser’s effect. This helps me assess your suitability and optimize your laser hair removal treatment.
We understand the sensitivity that needs to be taken with these procedures. If you’d like to talk through your concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us.