Hair Removal London
Unwanted hair is a common problem affecting Transgenders to varying degrees throughout their lives and transition and prompting the use of various temporary methods of hair reduction or hair management systems. At London Transgender Surgery, we provide two forms of Hair Removal, Laser Hair Reduction and Electrolysis. When you come in for your consultation, we will access your hair type, perform a skin patch test and access which method is right for you. Our treatment is ‘tailor made’ to suit YOU.
At LTS, the hair removal is carried out by experts in their field so that your safety is assured. The quality of service that we provide is unrivalled and we ensure that our patients receive the very best in professional medical care.
Electrolysis is still the only proven permanent method of hair removal and many Transgenders have benefitted from this tried and trusted treatment.
What is Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a safe, effective, progressive and permanent method of removing unwanted hair. It remains the only method legally allowed to claim it offers truly permanent hair removal for all skin types and colours and all hair types and colours.With the choice of 3 methods of Electrolysis available, there is something to suit all.
How does Electrolysis work?
A fine probe (about the size of an eyelash) is inserted into the fair follicle where a tiny burst of energy is targeted at the root of the hair. This burst of energy prevents nutrients feeding the hair and the hair becomes weaker and finer. After repeated treatments the hair is no longer able to grow and complete hair free results are obtained.Each hair requires repeated treatment because each individual hair has its own growing cycle and blood supply. Electrolysis work by weakening the hair and eventually destroying it. Results take a little time, but, just like dieting, it’s not the crash diet but the healthy eating plan that works in the long run.
Is the treatment painful?The level of sensation experienced throughout your treatment will vary greatly upon several factors: mainly your hair type, location and your individual pain threshold. Often patients find the first treatment to be the most uncomfortable, as they are uncertain as to what may be expected. As part of your initial consultation, a test patch will be carried out for you to familiarise yourself with the sensation of electrolysis and allow you to become acquainted with the treatment. A benefit of having the procedure at LBPS is local anaesthetic injections, which can be administered by our Electrolygist to particularly sensitive areas in order to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Following treatments are often much more comfortable as the hairs begin to weaken.
How many treatments will I need?Electrolysis is a progressive treatment and the only truly permanent method of hair removal. The amount of treatments will depend upon the cause and size of the hair growth. It is important to follow the treatment plan as advised to obtain the desired results. As the hairs become finer, the treatments can be further apart.
How will my skin look after the treatment?Following treatment it is normal for the skin to look pink and feel warm. It is important to follow the after-care advice given.
Laser Hair Removal
The Soprano laser is the state of the art in laser hair removal providing virtually pain free, hair reduction and is suitable for most hair colours, all skin tones and even tanned skin.
What are the advantages of Laser Hair Removal
The advantages of the award winning Soprano laser is that treatment is very quick – treatment times are short – small body parts take between 5-15 minutes, while an area such as a back will take around just 45 minutes. A course of treatments will be necessary and the number will be discussed at the time of treatment. However most people will require from 6 treatment sessions. Unlike other methods of hair removal you can shave, cream or trim the hair at home in between sessions so it doesn’t need to be on show.
Am I a suitable candidate?We can treat all skin types with the Soprano.
How many treatments will I need?A number of factors affect the success of a course of hair removal treatments, but in general, after each treatment, you will notice a reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the treatment area.Normally,you will require from 6 treatments or more to permanently reduce the number of re-growing hairs by more than 80%, six months after the last treatment.
What does the treatment involve?The hair needs to be short for treatment, we ask that patients prepare the areas prior to treatment. A fine gel is applied to the skin to enable the laser to slide over the area, the laser is applied in a sweeping motion as the therapist treat the areas section by section.
What equipment do you use?The Soprano laser uses the most successful photoepilation wavelength (810 nm), making it the gold standard for laser hair removal.
What are the post treatment instructions?We would recommend to keep the area cool for 24 hours post treatment, avoid hot showers, swimming pools that contain chlorine and avoid sun exposure. There is no recovery or downtime – you can return to normal activities immediately.
How does it work?The Soprano laser also incorporates a DualChill™ mechanism which means that the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable throughout your treatment.
The laser gently heats the targeted area under the skin where the hair starts to grow , the laser is attracted to melanin (color cells) in the hair, it heats the melanin in the cell using a process called selective photothermolysis and causes quatersation on the hair, meaning it will damage the hair and in time it will not regrow.
The experience is often less painful than other lasers and also can be used on all skin tones.
The laser uses a sweeping motion that ensures that there is complete coverage with no missed spots.