Electrolysis (hair removal)

Electrolysis is the most reliable option available today that has been proven to remove facial hair permanently for sex change patients in Mexico. Laser treatment can be an acceptable or even preferable alternative in some cases. Electrolysis may be the most expensive part of your transition.

Electrolysis was first introduced in 1857 by ophthalmologist Dr. Michel, for the removal of ingrown eyelashes. By the year 1916, it developed into a common hair removal procedure amongst various methods of enhancing beauty.

Hair and Hormones

Hormones control the progress of every organ, including the hair. Androgens stimulate receptor cells to produce hair, especially pubic and axillary (underarm) hair. Hair growth in other areas is dependent on heredity, androgen sensitivity and the amount of androgen produced. Hair growth that has reached the full terminal stage will typically be permanent and will not diminish even if androgens are blocked. The only way the hair can be permanently removed is by destruction of the papilla.

Electrolysis Defined

ELECTROLYSIS is a permanent hair removal method to help you attain and maintain a beautiful, smooth, hair-free look. Unlike other hair removal methods, professionally performed electrolysis eliminates all unwanted hair permanently with unsurpassed results.

There are three main types of electrolysis.

Galvanic Electrolysis

This process sends DC electric current through the inserted needle to the affected hair’s follicle. As it travels, a chemical reaction generates sodium hydroxide which kills the hair follicle directly. This is one of the most original methods of electrolysis and is generally applied for coarser hair strands.

Thermolysis Electrolysis

The electric current delivered is at a higher frequency current (called AC). The resulting vibration heats up the water molecules around the hair follicles. That heat impairs the hair follicle. Although this method can be faster than the galvanic method, it may not be as reliable.

Blend Electrolysis

This is a hybrid of both the Galvanic and Thermoloysis methods. Both types of AC & DC currents are run through the needle simultaneously. As a result, it’s relatively faster and clearly more effective, making it a popular choice when it comes to removing facial hair.

Electrolysis Procedure

Electrolysis should be started at the earliest stage of your transition, and should include a regular treatment schedule. Treatments should initially begin on the face.

The epilator, a modern electronic tool, is carefully inserted into each hair follicle. The epilator was designed to recognize the insertion and is programmed to direct a precise amount of current automatically within a programmed length of time. This method is called Low Current Galvanic Epilation. The amount of current is small, and the average patient describes the treatment as relatively comfortable.

Electrolysis can take from 1 to 4 years or more, with an average of 2 years. Even the fastest options usually require 10 months of treatment for beginning maintenance levels. Completion may require less than 40 hours to more than 700, with a widely accepted anecdotal average between 200 and 300 hours. Female hormones will not get rid of existing facial hair. Hormones are not necessary for electrolysis to work, but anti-androgens like spironolactone, help inhibit future growth.

Most patients reach a stage where they endure one weekly session of 30 minutes to two hours. In the final stages, most will only need an hour or two each month to reach idle hairs.

Recovery Stages

Contingent on individual skin type, skin may channel redness and swelling following treatment. If needed, ice wrapped in plastic or individual ice packs can be applied to the affected area. Ice will reduce swelling, redness and discomfort.

Temporary post-treatment redness and swelling are common. Many variables affect this however it can be managed or eliminated with topical anesthetics like prescription EMLA, or over-the-counter ELA-Max.

Risks and Side Effects

Risks and Side Effects of electrolysis in Mexico may arise; with the worst-case possibility is permanent pitting or scarring in some patients.

Some individuals may have encounter skin color changes after electrolysis.

When executed by a highly skilled surgeon in Mexico, there should be no complications.

Benefits of Electrolysis in Mexico

Choosing a highly skilled electrologist in Mexico will be the most imperative factor in how long the treatment takes, how much it costs, how comfortable it is, and how the skin fares.

Although electrolysis is a daunting task in the beginning stages of transition and it can sometimes be painful, or time-consuming the benefits are extraordinary. The results make you look much younger and more feminine.

For some FFS patients, it’s the most important thing they do to become passable if that is the goal. Take the first step towards a sexier, more feminine hair and neckline and contact a surgeon in Mexico today.


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