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So I stumbled into here looking at other posts because I am pretty sure hair removal isn't into bounds of mediciare.

And the options I have seen are an insane out of pocket....

Which sucks bc this "coming out" to a therapist made me even more grossed out by facial hair where for years I would try shaving as much I could bc looked wierd...

Bc I suffer with a multi diagnosis (incl depression) I've been hospitalized impatient bc of my esteem issues alot... :(

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Sadly there is no good news I can give you on this one. Facial hair is expensive to remove permanently. I've paid for 3 sessions which has removed maybe 10% of my facial hair and cost me $300 cdn. At this rate I'll pay another 2700 and go back for 1 treatment a month for 27 months. Odds are there will be a few more visits after to clean up any stragglers. **I'm told this is really reasonable in comparison to some**

 

Shaving and makeup are my day to day for at least that much longer but I've stopped trying to "look like a woman" and settled for looking like me **w/e that is that day**

 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Glad to share your frustrations anytime though! 

 

Lexi, 

   xoxo

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Hello Elizabeth

 

I would like to share that yes laser hair removal and electrolysis is very expensive to remove facial hair and to have it permanent removed.  I know how here in Phoenix AZ there is a laser hair removal salon that helps out the Trans community that my therapist have told me about and even the members of the group I go to told me about and the laser hair removal place gives Trans individuals a small discount.  It's not much but something.  

 

I can probably help out a little and say ask your therapist if they have any referrals that works with Trans customers and give discounts or even look into a group in your area and others there might be able to help you out.

 

But otherwise, it does suck that the cost is high.

 

Lots of Love

 

Amy

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Amy and Lexi,

 

Well im in dallas, tx and after following up with recommendations, i got referred to one place in downtown that offers free services to the transgender community.  After i do my consultation there, I will be able to get some things for free based on my income bracket while on the other side I am also did my intake into a psych clinic and since like everyday im uber emotional (crying alot), i was outside smoking a cig and just thinking about my body and my screwed up life.  Then i had to explain that all i am doing is waiting to go back inside.  So once the police understood the emotions were revolving around gender identity, those officers understood why i was sittingoutside to *clear my head*.... well today in spite of the emotions, the delays and being there for like 10 hours I right away got my case bumped from hospital discharge to working with a psychiatrist in the OPC, a case worker, and  later a therapist that will micromanage things while i work with their transgender clinic they also associate with.

 

idk... i guess not being able to stop being so emotional and being finally sitting outside of the right building this time kept me from going impatient again and instead is helping people realize how destraught i feel with my body ?

 

Thanks for the tips... bc im sure this is a big issue for alot of people wanting to do so, so now that i have Lisa's number (social worker) she will have resources that she reffered other people for. 

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