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Transsexual Contemplating laser

Discussion in 'Transsexual' started by Junebug, Oct 8, 2019 at 10:08 PM.  |  Print Topic

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Should I try laser?

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  1. Junebug

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    I might get insurance that will cover hair removal pretty soon, and I'm wondering whether I should risk doing laser. I have fairly light skin and dark hair, so technically I would be considered a good candidate. I'm hesitant to though because I've heard that even in an ideal setting it can fail to give decent results. I've also heard of paradoxical laser stimulation, which I'm pretty concerned about because I started antiandrogens at an age where I might still have undeveloped vellus hairs, which could turn thick and dark from laser and prolong the amount of sessions I would need. Even if I'm lucky I might still need to do some electrolysis to get rid of what remains. It looks like there's some research to improve laser hair removal but I'd probably be pretty luck to see those improvements in the next decade. I don't want to sit in a chair for over a hundred hours having the hairs killed one by one with electrolysis, or have to allow my stubble to grow out on a regular basis prior to appointments. I may just start using eflora indefinitely unless some massive improvements in hair removal technology are made.
     
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    First off I didn't cast a vote because I feel that the choice is of a personal matter but, I have done alot of research on laser vs electrolysis and both have good results. The main things you should consider when choosing your method is that, electrolysis has been proven to be permanent, while laser hasn't. Also laser is far less painful and the session takes less time per appointment. There are far too many pros vs cons to go through at this moment but, my suggestion is to search the net and talk to doctors that do both and get all the information you can to make the decision on which one is right for you.
    I will say that in my case I'm going to go with laser at first, even tho it will take alot more appointments but, I will wait untill I'm on hrt for a bit to slow down the hair growth. In my opinion that will work in my personal best interest.
    That's just my 2 cents..

    Kira <3
     
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    Hi Junebug ^^

    I would suggest that you take the laser.

    I have been having electrolysis myself, which even though the HRT have limited the hair growth quite a bit, I have not become very sensitive to the point I need to use numbing creams (usually used before tattooing). Also I have been having about 40 min sessions each weekend for over 4 years, so it takes a long time, but with my HRT (that ive only been on for just over 2 months) I am nearing an end (hoping by Christmas to not need it anymore and with my HRT increasing soon it looks likely).

    But as far as I am aware, laser is faster and less painful, when it works. The thing that stopped me getting laser was the cost. Electrolysis is cheaper, but needs to be done weekly, laser is more expensive, but sessions are monthly.

    As you could get these covered free, I would say try the laser first, if it doesn't work then try electrolysis. Just allow some time for the effects to show, and as I mentioned above the sessions are further apart. Also it took some time (about 2 years) for the electrolysis to look like it was working.

    Also another factor is scaring. I believe that laser does have a much less likelihood of scaring, but that can also depend on how good the beautician/specialist is when preforming the electrolysis, the lady I have that does it goes a bit deep and has caused a bit, but iam hoping it will heal up with a bit of time.

    Anyway as Kira said its your choice and if you have concerns then go with what you feel.

    ~Fiona.
     
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    From what I've heard, some cosmetic places use pulsed light but label it as laser to increase the costs and make more $$$.
    You'd want to check carefully that they are indeed using a proper laser (I think alexandrite LASER is the best one for light skins), and talk to a dermatologist about your concerns (maybe one who does not do hair removal, so he'd be more honest, not selling you something).

    The massive improvements have already been made, there is even a LASER that works for dark skins now (it's called PALOMAR i think). They are just very expensive, so there aren't many places equipped with it. But if your insurance covers it, go for the best you can!

    PS : Laser is permanent (very likely, it burns the follicle off after all), but the technique is too recent to be officially called so. A lot of relevant data is needed for it to be considered proved to be permanent.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I looked again and found something interesting out. The advancements I was talking about apparently may be available within the next year. I'm a lot more confident in the technology and think it is the best thing to go with first.
     
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    Glad that you've been able to research a little more and that we have helped you make a decision :D 

    I hope it works out when you make a start ^^

    ~Fiona.
     

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