Harley Skin and Laser in Stoke On Trent is the leading provider of Transgender Laser Hair Removal. We welcome every type of person and we pride ourselves on a relaxing and discrete atmosphere, where confidentiality is key. We have a growing number of transgender and transsexual patients at our clinic who we treat for laser hair removal on a regular basis with excellent results. The question we are asked most frequently from our transgender patients is ‘where do we and where don’t we treat on the body?’ The simple answer is that if you are comfortable, then so are we.
We have helped many trans women to address unwanted hair. In fact, laser treatment is an ideal hair removal solution for anyone as it can be used to treat most areas of the face and body, without the worry of ingrown hairs or shaving rash.
Laser Hair Removal for Transgender People – What happens during treatment?
There are many different methods of hair removal available. The major advantage of Laser Hair Removal is that it is faster and less painful than other methods. The reduction in long term hair regrowth is by far more significant than any other method. The most common areas that transgender clients have treated at our clinic are the face, chin, sideburn area, back, chest, pubis areas, stomach, arms and legs.
There is no contract or taking payment for a full course of hair removal treatment up front before you start. There is no pressure and you can pay as you go for laser treatment if you prefer. You will always be treated with the utmost respect and your treatments can be as private as you wish. You are more than welcome to pay for your treatment over the phone beforehand or pay and book your next appointment from the comfort of your treatment room. If you have any other requests, please just ask and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Harley Skin and Laser has two class four medical grade Motus AY lasers which combine the Alexandrite and Nd:YAG systems. The Alexandrite is ideal for treating lighter skin types while the Nd:YAG laser is specifically designed to treat darker skin types (Asian & Afro-Caribbean), delivering light energy at a deeper level – this ensures that any dark pigment (melanin) in the skin is not heated up and damaged.
Our Step By Step Guide To Treatments
Nothing is more important to us than your health and wellbeing. Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted in which a medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small test patch will be carried out.
During Your Treatment
You will be asked to shave the hair off prior to treatment. You do not need to grow your hair for laser hair removal to be effective. The applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.
After The Treatment
The hair follicles are damaged by heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The dead hairs shed after 1 – 3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs will seem to ‘grow’ as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.
Laser hair removal treatment works by releasing a wavelength of light into the skin to disrupt the nourishment feeding the hair to grow. The light will convert to heat damaging the individual hair follicles at the root using our medical grade lasers, this process slows down the regrowth of hair in the treated area as well as reducing the texture of the hair.
The hair must be targeted at a specific time during their growth cycle in order to effectively disrupt the nourishment to the hair. The individual hairs will be in different stages of the hair growth cycle at the beginning of your course of treatment, this means that you will need to have several treatment sessions to target the hairs in the correct phase of growth. We usually recommend 8-12 hair removal treatments spaced four or six weeks apart dependant on the area of treatment in order to see long-term results. During your free consultation with one of our highly trained practitioners they will be able to create a personalised treatment plan to achieve your expected results.
Most people who have had laser hair removal with us say it isn’t painful, but it can be uncomfortable. During the treatment you may feel a sensation of an elastic band flicked repeatedly against the skin with an additional feeling of warmth. This is why our lasers are fitted with a special cooling device which aids comfort during the treatment, particularly when treating sensitive areas such as the face or pubic area. You can also choose to have the Pain Free Ice Laser if you are worried.
Ensure that your skin is not tanned. We cannot effectively treat tanned skin.
Please notify your practitioner if your medical status changes
Please notify the clinic in good time of any medications that you are taking. Taking certain prescription medications (for example, those that increase photosensitivity) may mean that you cannot be treated.
Ensure that treatment area is free from make-up, perfume, deodorant and fake tan.
Always wear SPF50 sun protection from Harley Skincare (Link to skincare page)