I just had a counselling session for laserepilation for my face (if you want to know where, just send an ask).
The team and the doctor were really nice (aside from the lady who took my data, she seemed a bit grumpy).
She told me how everything works and what I have to do and should not do.
And it seems that I should get on hormones asap, as T might let some hair regrow, but I hope that will happen anytime soon.
So, on to the new guidlines. Not really new, as from what I see - it’s just what has been practiced for some time now.
I couldn’t find anthing that states that you still have to visit 50 hours of psychotherapy. Which is neat, because that is really expensive.
I will definitely ask my therapist for a referral to start asap.
Oh and what really bugs me is that they are still calling it transsexuality - a very outdated term that puts the focus to much on sex and/or sexuality.
Back to lasers, I had the chance to test it out and had the area underneath my chin and my neck lasered.
It was a burning sensation (the machine sprays something cold onto the skin before every shot) but I got a cooling pad that I could put on my skin after every shot.
I did it onl every 4 shots, because it wasn’t that bad :)
Afterwards I did hold the pad on the whole area for 1-2 minutes and then I got some cream on it which helped with the itching.
I’ll definitely carry some SPF (50) with me the next time or tr to make an appointment in the evening.
What’s also really nice is, that you are allowed to shave (even after the procedure). So I don’t have to come in with all that stubble the next time.
Just don’t wear make up, as you have to remove it anyways before getting shot.
And here’s a picture of the area 3 hours later (I even shaved over it without comlications - and I have really sensitive skin)
It looks a little bit like when I first epilated my legs in some time (bumpy).