In order to align their physical appearance with their gender identity, many transgender patients decide to undergo aesthetic treatments.
While the type of procedure depends on individual goals and varies from person to person, laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, injectables, and noninvasive body contouring are 4 of the most popular cosmetic dermatology treatments for transgender patients.
4 Popular Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments for Transgender Patients
1. Facial Injectables
Dermal fillers and Botox are among the most-requested cosmetic dermatology treatments for transgender patients. In the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon, these injectable procedures offer a safe, effective, and noninvasive way to reshape facial contours and features to a more masculine or feminine appearance.
With that being said, it is important for the injector to ask each patient their personal preference, without making assumption about desired outcomes. This customized approach combined with extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy aids in achieving optimal results for all patients.
2. Laser Hair Removal
During male-to-female transitions, laser hair removal can eliminate unwanted facial and body hair to produce noticeably smoother skin. It can also counteract ingrown hairs and folliculitis that may occur during female-to-male transitions.
3. Laser Skin Resurfacing
Popular cosmetic treatments for transgender patients also include laser skin resurfacing, which can diminish surgical scars, reduce hyperpigmentation, smooth acne scars, and enhance overall skin tone and texture.
4. Non-invasive Body Contouring
Transgender patients often seek noninvasive body contouring to eliminate resistant fat pockets and enhance or minimize certain aspects of their physique. These procedures are typically performed in an office-setting and avoid incisions, anesthesia, risks, and downtime associated with more invasive options.
If you are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon who has specialized training and expertise in cosmetic dermatology treatments for transgender patients, please call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Navin Singh.