Transgender women, non-binary or genderqueer individuals can seek facial femininization treatments to achieve their aesthetic goals. An appearance that matches someone’s inner sense of gender offers many benefits for their day-to-day life and their mental health, especially minimizing gender dysphoria. While facial feminization plastic surgery is an option, not all individuals want, can afford, or are eligible for this a face lift or other surgical procedures.
The good news is that non-surgical alternatives exist to create more feminine facial features. Many anti-aging and cosmetic techniques can benefit people interested in facial feminization. While maintenance treatments may be necessary to maintain results, non-surgical treatments can nevertheless be affirmative aesthetic solutions.
Non-surgical options are usually less expensive, require no downtime, and are quick and convenient to fit into your schedule. You can also opt for non-surgical treatments while you are undergoing hormone therapy before facial plastic surgery.
No matter the reason why you chose non-surgical cosmetic solutions for facial feminization, make sure to work with a qualified professional. During your initial consultation, they perform a thorough physical examination and review your medical history. They also ask you about your goals before recommending specific methods that can meet your needs.
#1 Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers can increase the volume and definition of a wide range of facial features to create a more feminine look. Your aesthetic professional has a lot of options to choose from given the number of FDA-approved fillers. Some fillers are versatile in their potential uses while others are more specific to certain facial features. Popular dermal fillers include Juvéderm, Radiesse, Restylane, Kybella, Volbella, and Bellafill.
In addition to their anti-aging qualities, dermal fillers can offer gradual and natural lip augmentation for a more feminine pout. Some injectables can also act as a non-surgical rhinoplasty for a more symmetrical nose. Keep in mind that if you want a nose reduction, only plastic surgery can achieve it.
Adding definition to your cheeks and chin are common goals too and results in a more youthful appearance with smoother skin and added volume for a more youthful appearance.
You usually need several injections to achieve your desired results, which can last between four to eighteen months depending on the treated area and the dermal filler used. Your provider will recommend a specific maintenance schedule to continue enjoying your feminized facial features.
Botox and other neurotoxin injectables like Dysport and Xeomin are popular anti-aging solutions to minimize wrinkles including:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Smile lines
Achieving smoother skin can create a more feminine appearance. Botox can also act as a non-surgical brow lift that opens up the area around your eye. Regular Botox injections can soften your features including around your jawline for a more oval shape of your face.
#3 Laser Hair Removal
Removing facial hair can be an important step when transitioning and achieving a more feminine appearance. Laser hair removal is a non-invasive solution that usually requires six to twelve treatments to obtain a long-lasting and significant reduction in facial hair growth. The results can be especially effective when combined with hormone therapy that lowers testosterone levels and increases estrogen levels.
Laser hair removal may require some maintenance sessions after completing your initial treatment cycle. Your provider can determine what schedule fits your situation. If you are not an appropriate candidate for laser hair removal, electrolysis may be an alternative, especially if you have blond or greying hair.
#4 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Another way laser treatments can help you achieve facial feminization is skin resurfacing. Various types of lasers exist such as Fractora and Morpheus8. After careful examination of your skin, a licensed professional can recommend one or more options to address your dermatological concerns.
Laser skin resurfacing treatments can:
- Tighten and firm up your skin
- Reduce wrinkles and fine line
- Reduce acne scars
- Treat active acne
- Stimulate your body’s natural collagen production
- Restore volume
Depending on the type and depth of laser solution your provider uses, you may need between two and six treatments. You should normally schedule your appointments one month apart and it takes up to six weeks to see most results.
Microneedling is another option that can improve the quality and health of your skin for a more youthful and feminine look. This type of cosmetic treatment uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-wounds to stimulate your body’s natural healing process that includes producing new collagen and tissue. By repairing the skin, microneedling can address many dermatological concerns.
Your provider can recommend microneedling to treat:
- Acne and other scars
- Fine lines and wrinkle
- Large pores
- Sun damage
Thanks to its collagen-boosting qualities, microneedling can also help restore skin elasticity. Although at-home microneedling kits exist, entrusting this type of treatment to a professional is safer and helps you achieve the results you desire. The procedure usually takes 10 to 20 minutes depending on the area you are receiving treatment for. You usually need four to six sessions to reach your goals.
#6 Platelet-Rich Plasma Hair Rejuvenation
Hair loss concerns can be frustrating, but you can boost the growth of your hair follicles without hair implants, especially if you address the issue as soon as you notice signs of balding. Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP is a convenient and non-invasive option for hair rejuvenation.
It leverages your own plasma that your provider isolates from your blood before reinjecting it into specific areas. When injected into your scalp, PRP stimulates hair follicles for increases hair growth and volume. A PRP treatment cycle often consists of six sessions.
In addition to hair rejuvenation, PRP can treat dermatological concerns such as acne, rosacea, and fine lines, and stimulate your natural collagen production.
Are you looking for non-surgical facial femininization solutions in Oxnard or its surrounding areas? Contact West Coast Plastic Surgery Center today at (805) 978-8545 to schedule an appointment!