Electrolysis, Photoepilation

Transgender and hair removal: electrolysis, the obvious choice


Transgenderism is when a person feels that she is the opposite gender from the one she was given at birth. In order to accept herself as her gender, a transgender woman may feel the need to wear feminine clothing, have surgery, and have definitive hair removal.

Indeed, hair removal can be a significant concern for many transgender women and gender non-conforming individuals, as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is usually not sufficient to limit facial, body, and chest hair growth. Therefore, hair removal in these areas is often an essential step in their transition. For long-lasting hair removal, there are two choices: photoepilation and 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 high risks, 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. Transgender 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 arrival of the 27.12 MHz frequency, which allows using extremely fast application times, today’s electrolysis is very comfortable even for the most sensitive!

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

  • Reply jessa 2020-05-21 at 17:44


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

    Thanks for sharing


  • Reply Sandra 2022-11-17 at 17:44

    I have the Apilus x cell pur and have treated many transgender clients successfully with it. It works beautifully!

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