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Has anyone experienced much body hair thinning/ bald patches  after starting HRT? I’m mostly wondering how much natural body hair loss is likely to occur without the assistance of laser or electrolysis.

 

Also, is it advisable to get laser treatment early on for facial hair or is it generally better to wait and see how much HRT takes care of?

 

Dina 

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Carolyn Marie

Every body is different and its impossible to generalize what results one may achieve with HRT.  That said, my own experience is that my body hair thinned remarkably after about two years.  I wasn't terribly hairy to begin with, but now I need to shave my body hair only once every 3 months or so.

 

I was already losing a lot of head hair to male-pattern baldness.  I don't think HRT had any effect on it one way or another.  Facial hair does not usually change on HRT, but I've heard of a rare case or two where it supposedly had an effect.

 

As we often say around here, "your mileage may vary."  :D

 

Carolyn

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Ellora

I’m a little over my 4 month mark on my Lady Meds and I’ve noticed that my body hair has decreased and slowed down. I have been using an epilator for about three years so that has also helped.

Everybody is different, that said, If you can afford to get laser treatments, I would do it. You can get a head start, and if your body doesn’t lose hair as soon as you would like it to, it would be one less thing to deal with. Best of luck with your Journey! 

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Alex C

Been on HRT for 6months yup yr natural like legs  and arms thins, but pubic hair grows back fast. If your grey or blond or light hair stay away from laser electrolysis is better( but more expensive) there's also suger waxing...Like Carolyn I too suffer the unbearable shame of male pattern baldness but I have notice my bald spot is still there but the hair I do have has grown back thicker ..Good Luck

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Kirsten

Hmmmm well I am a bit of an outlier when it comes to male pattern baldness but I’ll share my results. I was bald. Like no hair anywhere on the crown of my head type bald. Like maybe 100 hairs all together up there bald. And now I have at least 40-50% of my hair back. That’s from hrt, finestaride, and minoxidil. Not transplants as people always assume. (Which I will also eventually do I think). The issue is that it grows slow still and is all around the 1” mark. But it’s there. And it’s changing from super fine baby hair to a wavier thicker hair. It’s coming back for sure. But it takes time. And my results are somewhat “out of the box”. But i like to share because it just goes to show that anything can happen. Truly.  

As far as body hair, the only places I’ve seen a decrease thus far is..... EVERYWHERE!! Lol. Yeah it has done wonders for that as well. But I still have hair in all the same places for the most part. The hair above my knees is 100x finer and there’s like 80% less of it after a year hrt. The hair on my hands and fingers is slowly going away just as my toes are as well. But still a few hairs. Much like any cis woman. I think eventually my body hair will be the same as any cis woman’s. 

 

But the face is another story. That’s where electrolysis comes in. Not laser. Laser is good for instant help. But it’s truly not permanent. 6 months of laser for me ended with 95%+ of the hair coming back within the next 6 months. Sure I had great results during it, but it was all temporary.

i have done about 30 hours of electrolysis now and my face is pretty clear sometimes. The last week I’ve shaved every 2 days instead of daily with no real difference except for under my chin which she hasn’t been working too much on yet. So that 3 square inch patch needs shaving daily. But sideburns and upper lip are nearly clear. And that is an awesome feeling!! 

Its slow and it hurts a lot. And I mean A LOT!! It’s more expensive too. But it is the best option. It is permanent. And when it’s done (200+ hours depending on how much hair you have) it’s done. It’s worth the investment. And start as soon as possible cause it takes years. 

 

Talk to you soon 

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Kirsten

Here’s a before/after of my balding 

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night and day. I was very lucky. Very very lucky I think. 

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Raven1981

I have to say from my experience that the hair on top of my head, I started to get that male pattern baldness but I still had hair and now 1 year of hair growth and my hair is a very slow grow since I have extreme thick curly hair and I dont have the baldness anymore.

 

Now I have noticed that I no longer have back hair, chest hair, stomach hair.  The hair on my arms and legs have slowed down and become super light.  I have got onto laser and electrolysis for my face and bottom area super fast.  But I have always hated facial hair.  Even before transitioning, I hated facial hair.

 

@Kirsten WOW girl.  It is night and day difference.  If you were closer, I would total ask you out.  But this is not a dating site.  You look awesome.

 

Lots of Love

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Kirsten
15 minutes ago, Raven1981 said:

Kirsten WOW girl.  It is night and day difference.  If you were closer, I would total ask you out.  But this is not a dating site.  You look awesome.

Lol. Thanks Amy. 💙

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11 hours ago, Raven1981 said:

 

@Kirsten WOW girl.  It is night and day difference.  If you were closer, I would total ask you out.  But this is not a dating site.  You look awesome.

 

Lots of Love

 

 

I’ll second that - 😊

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