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Hair Removal: HRT, Laser, and Electro

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Guest MadisonRose

I realize there must be many posts covering the same topic, however;

I have done 6 treatments of laser (pre/during early HRT). After the treatments my laser tech told me her work was done and the next step would be electrolysis.

Now, laser reduced greatly on the neck and checks however it still is heavy in the "goatee" area. I have had 4 electro treatments thus far, however due to financial problems I have to put it on hold for a bit. I am currently finishing my 5th month on HRT and am at almost the maximum dosage.

I was wondering how people have dealt with body hair. Has HRT really helped reduce/erase body hair on the face, neck, chest, stomach, and arms?? Should I just deal and wait for the change to set in or have people found they need to do removal treatments on more than just the face?

Thanks so much!!!

Much love, Madison Rose.

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Guest Ney'ite

As with all aspects of HRT, it all depends on your specific genetics. What works (or does not work) for me, may or may not work for you. That said, I have been on HRT for 2 years and most of my body hair is very fine and nearly invisible. However, please keep in mind that HRT will *not* diminish facial hair at all. It can make it softer and perhaps slow the growth, but you would need to actively remove it. Electrology is considered the "Gold Standard" (laser being the "Silver Standard") and necessary for facial hair removal. The drawback of HRT softening your facial hair, is you may notice the hairs having a harder time breaking the surface of your skin, which can lead to an ingrown.

I have been going to electrology for 2 years plus a few months. My first year and a quarter it was weekly for 1 hour, followed by every other week, and now I go about once a month. Again, this is *only* my genetics, as they always say in here: "Your mileage may vary."

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Guest Donna Jean

I was wondering how people have dealt with body hair. Has HRT really helped reduce/erase body hair on the face, neck, chest, stomach, and arms?? Should I just deal and wait for the change to set in or have people found they need to do removal treatments on more than just the face?

Thanks so much!!!

Much love, Madison Rose.

Here are the general rules of MTF hair.....(please don't post.."My hair totally disappeared after one HRT pill...I'm talking most cases, not all!)

HRT will not change facial hair....we all must have to deal with that by shaving, electrolysis, Laser or another method....

Body hair will lessen and become finer......

I personally have to shave body/legs every couple weeks to just clean it up....(I've been on HRT 34 months....)

Donna Jean

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I've heard similar reports Dee Jay from the ladies at my support group.

I am only 5 and a half months on HRT. I work as a dog groomer and sometimes to test a blade before use on a dog to make sure it's cutting and not pulling hair I'll test it on my arm which is pretty fuzzy... The hair that grew back is almost totally blonde, very fine and is growing extremely slowly. Even last week, I shaved for my Electrolysis appointment on Tuesday and by Thursday when my appointment rolled around the hair was almost still too short to work on.

The ladies at my support group however, told me that they still have to shave the tops of their hands and feet, and they shave their arms just because they want to and this is after 2+ years HRT. The hair grows in very fine but they do it anyway. It's kind of depressing to me because I am very furry all over and I was looking forward to it being GONE and not just growing in finer and less dense so I suppose I'll be waxing. Probably start that when it gets closer to warmer weather though.

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Guest Krisina

The goatee chin area the hairs are very dense. You can also have some hair around the moist ache or mouth area that need an extra going over. If the hairs aren't light hairs popping up around the goatee area I would want them zapped again but that's just me. I've had 7 laser treatments and I am going for my 8 treatment this month. Facial hairs for us mtf are male thick hairs and they won't go away without proper treatment laser the silver standard or electrolysis the gold standard. I've heard similar things as others have said and from support groups about hair on the body. If you were really hairy you could still have to shave or use An epilator every week or two weeks. Some people have hardly any body hair because of genetic and might have even less hair than CIS gen woman and that's before HRT. Everyone is different.

Get rid of that facial hair, that would be my priority. The other stuff is manageable.


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Guest mumbaigirl

@ Madison: Do you still have coarse hair in the goatee area? If yes, try 2-3 sessions with GentleYag or Coolglide. Hair on upper lip and chin is usually deep and Alexandrite and Diode lasers(755nm, 810nm) do not penentrate as deep as Yag lasers (1064nm).

From what I have heard(and read!), HRT makes body hair finer. Some people say it disappears in some areas after many years.

@Krisina: I suggest you give YAG laser a try too.

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