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10 Tips For Growing Facial Hair

Posted by on 19 June 2017

Transgender cosmetic surgery will leave you with the body you’ve always wanted. However, the same cannot be said about facial hair. Growing facial hair takes time, patience and even a little bit of genetics. To ensure you’re doing what you can to encourage that beard to come in, here are 10 tips for growing facial hair: Only take T your doctor prescribed: testosterone (T) or HRT (hormone replacement therapy) should be monitored by a doctor. Testosterone does help with facial hair growth by creating a second puberty, but only take T that your doctor has prescribed. Do not exceed the dosage because your body will convert the excess T into estrogen. Trim regularly: Generally, chin hair grows more quickly than cheek hair. By trimming regularly you will get a more even growth. Trim before you shower: Wet hair weighs more and can lead you to cut off more than you…

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How To Cope With Postoperative Depression

Posted by on 12 June 2017

For many people, the buildup to their transgender surgery can lead to a letdown once the procedure is complete. Postoperative depression can occur after surgery, and it can make you feel alone, despondent and as if you have lost all confidence in yourself. How to cope with the ups and…

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Swimming Post-Surgery: Four Things To Know

Posted by on 2 June 2017

If you’ve recently undergone top surgery, swimming after your FTM procedure may seem like an impossible feat. Will people see your scars? Will you feel comfortable with your post-operative chest? Before jumping into the pool, here are four things to know about taking a post-surgery swim: Wait at least 6-8…

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All About Transgender Terminology

Posted by on 26 May 2017

The terminology that’s typically used within the transgender community can vary widely. Language is fluid and the meaning of a term can change considerably over time. There’s often some confusion in the general public regarding transgender terminology. The following is a brief guide to prevent any confusion and provide some…

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5 Medications To Avoid Before And After Top Surgery

Posted by on 17 May 2017

When you’re getting ready to undergo an FTM double mastectomy, there are a number of preparations you need to make. Making sure that you’re as healthy as possible before surgery to encourage healing and prevent complications is the first step to achieving the results you’re after. An important way to…

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