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