Vera Weiler Electrolysis

Proven, permanent hair removal.

Transgender Electrolysis Facts, Information & FAQ

Do you, as an electrologist, understand what transgender is about?

Permanent hair removal is a very important part of my process. I'm on hormone therapy to reduce new hair growth, but I need a permanent solution for my existing facial and body hair. I've done my homework and I know that electrolysis is the only permanent method, but I want to feel comfortable with my electrologist. Can you help?

Absolutely. As an experienced certified electrologist, I take the utmost pride in performing my professional responsibilities. Having worked with a very diverse transgender clientele, I'm aware of what you are trying to accomplish and how electrolysis fits into your process--and I will always respect you, your choice and your privacy.

Do you have a lot of experience with transgender clients?

In my twenty-plus years of experience, I've worked—and continue to work—with very many transgender electrolysis clients. As an electrologist who is experienced with the transgender population, I also have a referral source of MDs, cosmetologists, estheticians, massage therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists to share with you, if you wish. My goal is always to work with you as a valuable partner in your transition.

Can electrolysis remove hair in the genital area?

Yes. However, it's usually helpful for me to know which surgeon you're working with in order to follow his/her pre-surgical protocols. It is important to allow sufficient time prior to surgery to complete genital hair removal in order to prevent future ingrown hairs internally.

Why does an electrologist need to know what protocol or program I'm on?

I understand the commitment necessary to make a gender transition and I take it as seriously as you do. It is important to ensure that your electrolysis treatments occur at the right point in your process and in a way that works in concert with your health and long-term goals.

Where can I get more information about electrolysis?

Answers to general questions about electrolysis are available on the Electrolysis Facts page.

Chart and information credits:  American Electrology Association


Find more information about electrolysis at Electrologists' Association of California and UCSF Dermatology Clinics.