Intensive electrolysis program for clearing of facial hair

Intensive electrolysis program for clearing of facial hair

For almost every male-to-female transgendered person, the beard is the real project area for permanent hair removal. Facial hair is among the more conspicuous secondary sex characteristics, and getting rid often is a nightmare for transwomen. It hurts, its expensive, its embarrassing and it seemingly takes forever. The biggest advantage of the intensive program is that you only have to let your facial hair grow 4 times instead of once every week…

So we can clear a beard in a total of 80 hours during 10 days in 4 sessions, in a total time frame of 6 months from start to finish for a total price of 8000 euro. Mind you, this is for the average density of beard and lip. Not all facial hair will have been removed, but the shade will.There will still be some blonde hairs remaining which can be cleaned up by a local electrologist.

We have experienced that there are patients where the treatment is less effective with more regrowth of stubborn hairs. It really varies greatly from person to person. For the moment we can unfortunately not give any guarantee except the following: in the end we always win. We are working hard to analyse our results and investigate what causes the difference in effectiveness and what can be done about it.  We can work this intensively because we use a pain pump which makes the process pain free.

You can find the most important information by downloading this Intensive Electrolysis Infographic.

Video about advantages of the intensive program over the classical program

Hair gone in 10 days spread over 4 sessions in 6 months

Ideal for patients is to book the hair removal during the recovery period one week after an operation. You have to be in Antwerp anyway and you can not work anyway because of the recovery from the operation. You just stay a few extra nights in the Guesthouse.

We can clear a client’s face in about a third of the time as opposed to other electrolysis programs. We can do the electrolysis this intensive because we use a painpump which makes it painfree. An average beard and lip using the intensive treatment takes about 80 hours start to finish.

The standard treatment program in most electrology practices is one session per week, one hour per session. With this program complete permanent removal of male pattern facial hair takes on average 2 years. In total about 300 hours of treatment are necessary. You will have paid a total sum of 4 times the price of our intensive program.

For more information on indication, preparation and procedure we refer to the general infopage on electrolysis hair removal.

Principle

We do a complete (partly non-permanent) clearing of the average beard and lip every 8 weeks (ideal to catch as much as possible hairs in the growing phase).

  • Approximately  70% of your hair follicles are active during the first clearing. Although all hairs will be cleared during the session, about half of it will grow back. Your first sessions will account for the longest of all the clearings. Each follow up clearing will involve less time as there are progressively fewer hairs to be treated.
  • We use a painpump which makes the session painfree.
  • It is important to stick to the 6-8 weeks interval as the hairs that are not killed are weakened. This makes the chance you kill them in the next session much higher. If you leave longer intervals hairs can regain their full strength again.
  • Most patients will lose their shadows permanently after the 4th clearing, as long as they adhere to the 6-8 week clearing interval. There will still be some blonde hairs remaining which can be cleaned up by a local electrologist.

 

Video of Jessica having her first electrolysis session

Program and price for an average beard and lip (1 day = 800 euro)

  • 1st session: 4 days = 3200 euro
    6 weeks later
  • 2nd session: 3 days = 2400 euro
    6 weeks later
  • 3rd session: 2 days 1600 euro
    6 weeks later
  • 4th session: 1 day 800 euro

Soup and bread are included each of these days during lunch.

So we can clear a beard in a total of 80 hours during 10 days in 4 sessions, in a total time frame of about 6 months from start to finish for a total price of 8000 euro. Mind you, this is for the average beard and lip. Not all facial hair will have been removed, but the shade will. There will still be some blonde hairs remaining which can be cleaned up by a local electrologist. We can work this intensively because we use a pain pump which makes the process pain free.

How many days of intensive electrolysis do I need to book?

If you don’t have a full beard anymore because of laser, electrolysis sessions or hormonal effects, booking 4 days as your 1st session is not necessary.

The below picture give you an indication of how many days you need according to the density of your facial hair.

Book conservatively because you pay for the time you book.

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Program of an intensive day

  • ​8h30-9h00: preparation pain pump
  • 9h-9h30: First day of session only: treatment plan discussion or discussion previous treatment with comparison of before and after pictures (rest of the days the treatment starts at 9)
  • 9h30-13h: treatment time
  • 13h-13h30: lunch: we provide soup and bread for lunch in the guesthouse (no charge)
  • 13h30-16h45: treatment time
  • 16h45-17h: last day of session only: removal of the painpump and booking of a new appointment if necessary (deposit can be paid in the clinic)
  • BREAKS—Every treatment hour a five minute break is foreseen for you and the electrologist to stretch the legs and go to the restroom, have a drink etc. Well timed breaks are needed for your electrologist to keep performing efficient insertions.

 

Aftercare

Learn more about electrolysis aftercare.

Infographic explaining the advantages of the intensive program of electrolysis compared to the classical program

electrolysis hair removal

FAQ

Do you also remove hair from the genital zone before the sex reassignment surgery?

Yes we do, we strongly advise electrolysis before the operation because laser is not always permanent and after the operation you won’t get a second change to remove the hair.

Can I do Electrolysis at your clinic while recovering form the surgery?

Yes you can. We suggest you book 1 day of electrolysis a few days after the surgery through our website: https://www.2passclinic.com/permanent-hair-removal/booking-electrolysis/.

If you have a choice though it is probably a more comfortable option to book the electrolysis a few days before your surgery.

I suffer from psoriasis, can I still get electrolysis?

On the active psoriasis zone electrolysis is contra-indicated.

I suffer from PCOS, can I still get electrolysis?

It is not a contra-indication, but in some people it doesn’t really help because too much new hair is recruited. In some individuals the problem is less pronounced than in others.

The average person has 1,000 follicles per square inch. However, that does not mean one grows 1,000 hairs. Where a man may have 100, to 500 visible hairs in a square inch, a woman may have 0 to 25. You must understand that hormonal problems (like PCOS) work in such a way that new follicles are recruited to start growing hair, where they never grew before. The severity of the problem defines how long it takes for new follicles to be recruited, and how many at a time are stimulated in that term. So, until one arrests the problem that is causing the new hair recruitment, one will continuously gain new hairs, and one may may have to come back forever.

Why can I not cancel my session less than two weeks in advance and get a refund like in a hotel?

We understand your concern. If you cancel 3 days of an intensive program less then two weeks before, we will not find another patient to replace you because people need to plan these type of things in advance (take time off from work etc.). So these 3 days we will have to pay our electrologist, but she will have no client to treat. It is simply a different cost and income model than in a hotel. A hotel needs approximately the same staff if there are a few people less or more. In contrast to hotels we don’t have 300 rooms and have some vacancies anyway most of the time. It is actually the same policy we use as with our operations (but there the cancel time is less than one month instead of two weeks). We hope you understand our policy.

You still have another question? Feel free to ask! We will answer your question and if generally applicable add it to the FAQ of this page.