Did you Know?

Electrology is the only hair removal method recognized as permanent by the FDA.

Electrolysis Tip

For a more comfortable treatment, avoid caffeine for a few hours before your appointment.

Electrolysis Tip

Talk to your electrologist about any questions or concerns. We want your experience to be as comfortable and effective as possible.

Electrolysis Tip

HydrateHydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking plenty of water helps unwanted hair slide right out.

Electrolysis Tip

It's okay to shave between treatments, but never, ever tweeze!

Never tweeze between treatments.

Did you know?

The hair you see is not all the hair you have. Hair grows in cycles. That's why it takes more than one appointment to permanently clear an area.

Electrolysis Tip

Clean skin releases unwanted hair more easily. Remove your makeup before your appointment, Remove makeup prior to your electrolysis appointment.so the hair follicles are clean and accessible.

Did you know?

Gently exfoliating your skin before your treatment opens up the follicles and lets the unwanted hair slide out more easily.

Did you know?

If your electrologist can't see the hairs, they can't zap the hairs. Plucking, waxing, threading, or tweezing before your hair removal appointment reduces the number of hairs your electrologist can remove.

Electrolysis Tip

Ask your electrologist for aftercare advice. We can recommend the product that is right for your skin and treatment program.

Electrolysis Solutions

For Athletes
For Breasts & Sensitive Areas
For Coarse, Wavy Hair
For Darker Skin
For Hormonal Changes/PCOS
For Men
For Teenagers
For Transgender People

Locations

Chicago, IL Office

773-944-0633
1630 W Carmen Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Professional Memberships

American Electrology Association
Electrology Association of Illinois

Professional Credentials
& Accomplishments

Licensed Electrologist

Areas Served

Chicago, IL
And Surrounding Areas

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Electrolysis for transgender people

Electrolysis For Transgender People

As a member of the transgender community Brenda is particularly sensitive to the appearance concerns unique to this group.

Beauty. It's a concept everyone understands, yet it's expressed differently by each individual. Your own sense of personal beauty is based on your insight into who you uniquely are, which is the whole reason for your gender transition. When you feel attractive, life is more vibrant and fulfilling.

At times we seek assistance to enhance our appearance so we can be truly comfortable with ourselves and embrace life more fully. You may find, as many others have, that permanent hair removal can help you express your finest self and reveal the beautiful individual that you are.

If you are looking for a treatment to permanently remove facial hair and excess body hair as part of gender reassignment, electrolysis is the solution for you. It's the key to attaining the smooth, sophisticated, hair-free look you desire.

Will an electrologist understand what transgender is about?

Permanent hair removal is a very important part of my process. I'm on hormone therapy to reduce new hair growth, but I need a permanent solution for existing facial and body hair. I've done my homework and know electrolysis is the only permanent method, but I'm afraid to pick up the phone.

Your electrologist will absolutely understand. It's best to select a certified electrologist to ensure that you are working with someone who takes utmost pride in performing their professional responsibilities and is knowledgeable about transgender treatment. A professional electrologist is aware of what you are trying to accomplish and how electrolysis fits into your process. The electrologist will respect you, your choices and your privacy.

Will the electrologist have experience with transgender clients?

It's likely, but don't be afraid to ask. If they don't, and you would be more comfortable with someone who has other transgender clients, ask for a referral. An electrologist who is experienced with the transgender population will likely also have a referral source of MDs, cosmetologists, estheticians, massage therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists to share with you, if you wish. An electrologist with transgender experience can be a valuable partner in your transition.

Can electrolysis remove hair in the genital area?

Yes. However, your electrologist may ask which surgeon you are working with in order to follow his/her pre-surgical protocols. It is important to allow sufficient time prior to surgery to complete genital hair removal in order to prevent future ingrown hairs internally.

Why does the electrologist need to know what protocol or program I'm on?

Your electrologist understands the committment necessary to make a gender transition and they take it as seriously as you do. It is important to ensure that your electrolysis treatments occur at the right point in your process and in a way that works in concert with your health and long-term goals.

Where can I get more information about electrolysis?

Answers to general questions about electrolysis are available on the FAQ page.


 

The information above is provided courtesy of American Electrology Association.