Transgender

Feeling good in your body is important for everyone. As a transgender person, you go through several changes and often do not yet feel completely at home in your own body. Fortunately, within skin therapy today, there are several ways to contribute to the transition process. We understand that it can feel like a big step to take. That's why our skin therapists take the time for you and tell you all about the treatment options at Huid & Laser Kliniek Delft. Together, we work towards making you feel good about yourself.

At Huid & Laser Kliniek Delft, you can go for various treatments when going through a transgender process. Think about laser hair removal or scar treatments. As a clinic, we collaborate with the VU Medical Centre or other similar centres of expertise and care, and we now have a great deal of experience in carrying out treatments for people in the transgender process. Below are the treatments we can support you with within this journey:

Laser hair removal

Often, facial hair removal and hair removal from the surgical area before gender reassignment surgery are part of the transition process. We regularly hear back that first of all, you will be put on a waiting list before being helped. While you are on the waiting list, you can already choose to start laser hair removal.

Once you have started hormone treatments, these unfortunately do not help sufficiently in many cases. Hair growth on the face or body will still be present as a result. Laser hair removal can therefore be a good solution to reduce both disturbing facial and body hair. Want to know exactly how this treatment works?

Scar treatment

Sometimes scars after gender reassignment surgery can be perceived as disturbing. At Huid & Laser Kliniek Delft, we can reduce scars and improve the skin structure of the scar through our (non-ablative) fractional laser or microneedling. Want to know what a scar treatment looks like?

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Laser hair removal:

In our experience, laser hair removal on the face requires an average of 8-10 treatments in a trans woman to achieve the desired result. In addition, for a transman, we can also treat the forearm by laser hair removal in preparation for phalloplasty. We also treat the genital area in preparation for gender reassignment surgery. An average of 6-8 treatments are recommended for this.

Scar treatment:

Every treatment at Huid & Laser Kliniek Delft gives results. But the optimal effect becomes visible after 3-5 treatments with the fractional laser. Between each treatment, we always give the skin 4 weeks to recover. The collagen stimulation continues to work for several months after the last treatment. The result then also continues to increase. A combination of laser treatments and microneedling can also be advised. Our skin therapists will tell you more about it in a free consultation.

Rates

Laser hair removal per session  
Laser hair removal face- medical 175,-  
Laser hair removal pubic area - medical 150,-  
     
Scar lasering per session package
Up to 1 cm2 / single spot 79,- 220,-
Small area 150,- 400,-
Medium area 200,- 550,-

Frequently asked questions

What result can be expected?

Laser hair removal results can vary greatly from person to person. Take into account an average of 6-8 treatments to achieve the desired results. This means that 70% to 90% of the hair follicles have been destroyed and the remaining hairs are thin in structure. The number of treatments required and the result depend on hair colour, hair growth cycle, hair density and location of hair growth, among other things.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

The hair removal laser emits flashes of light, which can feel like a rubber band shooting against the skin. The moment there is a lot of thick and dark hair present, you can often feel a bit more than when it comes to thin hair. Exactly how much it hurts, of course, also depends a bit on your pain threshold.

Which body areas are suitable for laser hair removal?

Hormonal treatment is often insufficient to limit facial hair growth. Therefore, laser hair removal can offer a nice solution.

Laser hair removal is also often desired for the genital region, prior to sex change surgery. Note that this treatment should be started 16 months before the procedure. Indeed, an average of 7 treatment sessions are needed with an interval of 6 to 8 weeks each time.

Of course, disturbing body hair in other areas of the body can also be reduced by laser hair removal.

Which laser is used to laser facial hair?

Laser hair removal in Delft we do this using two different lasers: the Nd:yag laser and the Diode laser. Both with FDA approval and both proven effective. The Nd:yag laser is especially for darker pigmented skins (skin types 5 and 6). We only use this laser for the face. The Diode laser is for lighter skins (skin types 1 to 4) and is used for the whole body.

Is laser treatment suitable for red, blonde and grey hair?

Unfortunately, there is currently no effective laser method to treat blonde, red and grey hair. What does appear to be an effective treatment is electrical epilation in small areas. Wondering what we can do for you? Get in touch with a skin therapist.

What should I consider when starting laser hair removal?

Pre-care

  • For an effective laser treatment, it is important that the hair is present in the hair follicle. You should therefore not epilate or wax the hair for 4-6 weeks before the laser treatment. However, trimming or shaving can be done.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun and/or tanning beds until the end of the treatment programme. Also avoid sunless tanning/application of spray tan. This is important because your most natural skin type determines to avoid skin burning during treatment.
  • Shave hair as short as possible before each treatment and, if necessary, remove make-up in the area to be treated beforehand.

Aftercare

  • Immediately after treatment, the skin may be a little red and you may experience slight swelling around the hair follicles. These skin reactions are normal and usually disappear completely after up to four days.
  • Avoid hot baths, saunas, steam baths for 48h after treatment.
  • The skin is very sensitive to UV light after treatment, so you should avoid direct exposure to the sun/sunbed. In addition, protect your skin with factor 30 or 50 every 2 hours if the area cannot be covered, even when it is cloudy or winter.
  • Only after 1-2 weeks after treatment, the hairs in the treated area will fall out. In between, you can simply cut the hair short or shave it off.

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