For many in the trans community, being able to control body and facial hair is vitally important.
Laser hair removal is a method of significantly reducing unwanted hair. The laser beam is attracted to the melanin and works by destroying the hair follicle. It has become increasingly popular with transgender women and men.
For transgender women the biggest problem areas are the face and chest. Having worked with the transgender community (as an operating theatre practitioner) I know that hair growth in these areas can be particularly distressing as it can feel it’s holding back the transition.
There are many methods of hair removal, or hair reduction. Which have varying degrees of success.
One of the great advantages of laser hair removal, it can be used on practically any part of the body: face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, back, chest and even nipples.
What to expect at a laser hair removal session?
The initial consultation (and later treatment) will be carried out by myself Mina, I’m a registered nurse and have 12years of experience as a Laser Nurse Practitioner. At the initial consultation where you will have the opportunity to ask me any questions. We can talk through any concerns or worries that you might have. 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 involves testing a small area of the treatment area to see how it responds to the laser treatment.
Following the patch test, you will be seen around 48 hours later to assess the laser’s effect. This will allow me to assess your suitability and will work as a useful guide to optimise your laser hair removal treatment.