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Will My Chest Scars Darken If I Tan?

Posted by on 18 April 2016
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When undergoing their gender reassignment surgery, many within the trans community worry about how to effectively take care of scars. Oftentimes, scars can be minimized during the period immediately after the procedure with specialist-recommended products, but in the long-term, it’s also important to consider how the scars will appear throughout day-to-day life. And this leads to the following common question: will my chest scars darken if I tan? In this article, we’ll answer this question, as well as provide guidance on how to protect scars for years to come. The Sun’s Impact on Scars To answer this question thoroughly, it’s important first to look at how the sun impacts scars on our body. The sun can have a significant impact on scarred areas. That’s because scars are considered inferior to normal skin. Scars are less resistant to ultraviolet rays therefore that area of the skin can be much more prone…

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Should I Shave my Chest Before Surgery?

Posted by on 31 July 2015

Many patients who are about to undergo cosmetic surgery wonder if they are expected to shave the area in question before the procedure. They feel that it will help their surgeon in the operating room and often indulge in this hair removal without consulting their surgeon or medical expert. Unfortunately,…

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 Does BMI Effect your FTM Surgery Eligibility?

Posted by on 10 July 2015

Any time a patient decides to undergo elective surgery, it’s important that they meet certain requirements before their procedure. These requirements are put in place not for selfish reasons on behalf of the doctor or surgeon, but rather to protect the health and well-being of the patient. In order to…

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What Are The Different Types of Testosterone For Trans Men?

Posted by on 5 May 2015

Testosterone is a tricky hormone. It’s not like estrogen. You can’t just take a tablet every day. Your digestive process denatures testosterone, so swallowing it is useless. Instead, you need a different delivery method. 1.Through the Skin Like many other medications, testosterone can be absorbed through the skin. These products…

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Top Surgeries: What You Need to Know

Posted by on 29 April 2015

Undergoing such an important physical transformation can be exciting, but it can also be a bit scary. In situations like these, it can be a big help to have some idea of what will happen and what you should expect before, during, and after your procedure. Preparation When preparing your…

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