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For our transgender clients, we highly recommend a facial prior to your electrolysis treatment, as it will boost the hydration level of the skin. This is important because the electricity requires water to work—so well-hydrated skin makes the electrolysis treatment more successful. It also helps the skin to recover more quickly.
Physical transformation often begins with hormonal therapy. As a result, most transgender people notice significant changes in the quality of their skin. For transgender women these changes include softening, thinning, less oil production, itchiness, and sometimes the appearance of pigmentation (which may become permanent).
If you are doing laser or electrolysis hair removal treatments, you are affecting the oil glands. Lack of oil on the skin leads to the loss of its protective barrier, and the loss of water. This may cause skin sensitivity.
For Transgender men, testosterone creates an oilier canvas, which can lead to acne. If you have noticed acne flares that is an indication of an increase in oil production as a result of testosterone intake. Controlling the oil production and inhibiting the growth of P. acnes bacteria will be the main concern of skin care.
Most changes in skin quality occur over a one-to-three-year period, but it is vital to follow the proper skin-care regimen to improve your skin health during your transition.
We are fully aware of skin problems as a result of hormonal changes. So with our Transgender Facials, we provide customized skin care treatments that are right for you and your unique skin issues, including:
Afterward, we will discuss the following treatment and skin care regimen to give you the best final result.