As of June 2023, Goddess Electrolysis only performs pre-surgical hair removal.
Folks who are seeking pre-surgical hair removal are advised to undergo electrolysis as the only form of hair removal in preparing for a gender-affirming surgery.
Unfortunately, many trans folks are given inadequate information and pursue other options (namely Laser) in preparation for surgery. Many folks who do Laser in preparation for vaginoplasty experience regrowth of treated hair in the future. This means they have hair growing inside their new pussy.
As trans women, we want you to have the best, clearest, and most true information possible:
If you are having SRS, YOU WANT TO DO ELECTROLYSIS!
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While we only offer electrolysis - and only do pre-surgical work - we want trans folks to have reliable information as they navigate transition-related hair removal. Please feel free to read through our guide below for more info...
Is Electrolysis right for me?
A brief guide for folks seeking transition-related hair removal.
Electrolysis is the only form of hair removal certified permanent by the FDA. It is one of two primary forms of hair removal that trans people seek out. The other is Laser. There’s lots of info online comparing the two. Here is a brief side-by-side look
-Can lead to regrowth
-Hair needs to be darker than skin tone
-Safe and effective for all hair and skin types
If you are seeking hair removal on part of the body that is and will continue to be external, and the hair is darker than the skin tone, it is most efficient to begin with Laser. This includes facial hair as well as body hair that is not a part of surgical-preparation.
If your hair is darker than your skin tone, we generally recommend doing at least 12 sessions of Laser on the face before beginning electrolysis. This can reduce your total treatment time by over 200 hours. Unfortunately, we do not offer Laser at this time.
If you are seeking hair removal on part of the body that will, after surgery, become internal, it is advised to undergo electrolysis from the beginning. This includes the genitals in preparation for vaginoplasty, or the skin graft side (usually forearm or leg) in preparation for phalloplasty. This is because Laser can lead to regrowth, meaning that months or even years later, hair may regenerate. In almost all instances, this internal hair cannot be treated post-operatively without additional surgical procedures.
Laser is a light-based technology that works by identifying places of concentrated pigmentation. If your hair is the same tone as your skin, or lighter than your skin, a Laser will be unable to identify where the hair follicle is located and thus ineffective in treating your hair. In this case, electrolysis will be the best way to reach your hair removal goals.