Electrolysis, Photoepilation

Transsexuals and hair removal: electrolysis, the obvious choice


Transsexualism is a situation in which a person feels that he/she is a member of the gender opposite to the one assigned to them at birth. To reach full acceptation of her gender, a transsexual woman may feel the need to wear feminine clothes, to undergo surgery (gender reassignment, etc.) and permanent hair removal. Indeed, the hormonal treatment generally not being sufficient to limit facial hair growth, hair removal of that region thus represents an essential step in the transition of a transsexual woman. For a lasting epilation, they have two choices: photoepilation or electrolysis.

The fast method

Photoepilation, by reducing pilosity more quickly, can accelerate the transition from one gender to the other. Indeed, this method is ideal to treat large areas like the back and the chest. Photoepilation reaches its limits in cases of dark skin and light hairs, as well as regions that require precision. Treatment on blond, white and red hair not being efficient and dark skins presenting a contraindication, electrolysis remains the only safe and effective treatment in these types of cases.

The permanent method

Electrolysis remains to this day the only 100% permanent hair removal method. Transsexual women that have chosen photoepilation will have no other choice but to combine it with electrolysis to finish up their treatment and permanently get rid of their unwanted hairs. Since it treats one hair at a time, electrolysis is the ideal method to use on the face to assure precise and lasting results. Moreover, with the continuous improvement of the technologies and the advent of the 27.12 MHz frequency, which allows using extremely fast application times and treating more hair per session, today’s electrolysis is very comfortable, even for the most sensitives!

With its unique design, the 27.12 MHz Apilus xCell device sets a new standard in the field of 100% permanent hair removal by bringing the efficiency, speed and comfort of its predecessors to a whole new level. The Apilus xCell offers a complete range of programs optimized for men and women with specific adjustments for transgenders.

The choice is yours

Both methods have proven their effectiveness and benefits, and require a practically identical investment in money and time. Electrolysis is differentiated by the fact that it can treat hair and skin of any color, and that it is the ideal technique for facial hair. On the other hand, photoepilation can reduce the amount of hair on larger areas in a short time. It is therefore up to the professional to recommend the most appropriate treatment for each of their client.

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    Reply Emily Limoges 2018-03-27 at 05:07

    Its actually a great and useful piece of info. Electrolysis is really effective as compare to other hair removal methods. thanks for sharing

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    Reply jessa 2020-05-21 at 17:44


    Short article but interesting informations. It’s a good start for transgender people.

    Thanks for sharing


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