Laser/IPL Hair Removal for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals
We are here to help everyone feel comfortable in their own skin and body regardless of how they identify. For many individuals in the trans community, being able to control hair growth – where it is and where it isn’t – is more than just a preference, it is gender affirming.
Every body is welcome at Ethos and we pride ourselves on offering a safe, comfortable and inclusive atmosphere, where discretion and confidentiality are paramount. We provide a warm and welcoming environment and our expertise ensures you the best possible outcomes.
As Allies-in-training, our providers strive to understand the unique needs of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. In an effort to support, affirm and acknowledge our transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming patients and the importance of this step in the process, we offer personalized, accessible hair removal treatments and a payment plan to ensure this important part of your transition is manageable.
Schedule your free consultation to discuss your treatment options.
Pre/Post Gender-Confirming Top Surgery
Possible complications can occur after FTM/NB top surgery. There are many factors that determine the healing and appearance of surgery incision scars such as sun exposure, range of motion post-op, age, lifestyle (diet, smoking etc) and genetics. It is important to note that the final appearance of your incision lines/scar may not fully reveal itself entirely until about 12-18 months post surgery. Return to pre surgical movement may take even longer.
Massage Therapy for the support of ROM and scar mobility
Massage has applications both pre and post operatively. Ensuring you have full range of motion and tissues are mobile prior to surgery will benefit you in the long run.
Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process and starts to form as soon as the incision is surgically closed. It can adhere to the underlying fascial tissue, causing a feeling of tightness in the surrounding skin. Movement may become restricted or you may just move less because of the discomfort. Making the scar tissue soft and supple minimizes its appearance and allows you to maintain mobility, aiding in your overall recovery.
Preoperatively, massage therapy can ensure range of motion in surrounding joints is free of restriction due to hypertonicity or fascial restriction. Healthy tissues respond better post surgically.
RMTs at Ethos have advanced training in massage considerations for post surgical breast/chest scars, which can make the scar less visible, release skin tension, and increase mobility of the affected area.
Ongoing education, and safe, trauma informed care are our promise to you.