When it comes to beauty and identity, every individual should have the option to allow their outward appearance reflect the gender they identify with. You should never have to feel uncomfortable with who you are and what you look like.
For those in transition, from male to female or female to male, you may be looking to start with a non-surgical enhancement before proceeding with more invasive options. Your physical transformation can be gradual while still getting the results that can help you feel more aligned with who you are. Cosmetic injectables, neuromodulators and hair restoration can be a safe and natural looking treatment option to start with.
Here are a variety of non-invasive cosmetic treatments that can enhance both masculine and feminine features.
Enhancing Feminine Features
Higher, softer and rounder cheeks tend to be a more feminine feature. By plumping the cheeks with a dermal filler (such as Juvéderm), we contour the curvature achieving a more youthful and feminine look. Higher and fuller cheeks soften the face and create a “heart” shape appearance.
Plump, defined lips are a sexy feature on any woman. A lip enhancement moves the upper lip closer to the nose, which closes that gap between the nose and lips (space between the nose and lip is a more masculine trait). Augmenting the upper lip shape to look like “cupids bow” creates a distinctly feminine feature.
You can attain a feminine shaped brow line with neuromodulator injections. The careful and artistic placement of the injection points utilizes your own facial-muscle physiology to facilitate eyebrow lifting and shaping. This creates more space between the brow and the upper eyelid creating a beautifully shaped brow.
A feminine nose typically looks softer and rounder than a masculine one. This look can be attained by injecting filler on the sides of the nose or on the bridge to fill in any bumps. The injections can’t make the nose smaller but it can reduces masculine features such as bumps and ridges.
Laser hair removal
To significantly reduce the stubble and shadow from facial hair, laser hair removal is the best option available. Laser hair removal works best on individuals with dark to medium hair colour.
Enhancing Masculine Features
A sharp, defined jawline is very masculine. Dermal fillers can be used to contour and shape the jawline to make it appear more angular and sculpted.
Square chin enhancement
Defining the chin along with the jawline significantly enhances masculine features on the face. This takes the face from softer features to more stronger looking ones. Dermal fillers can be used to increase the size of the chin and create more defined, straighter lines in building that “square” appearance.
Facial hair growth using PRP
If you are in the process of transitioning F2M, you may be on hormone replacement therapy. This will increase hair production on your face, but not always in large amounts. A hair restoration using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can increase the amount of hair growth on your face and body.
The staff at Hemingway Medical Spa are trained and equipped to help you attain the masculine or feminine features you have always wanted. Learn more about the available cosmetic enhancement procedures available for those in transition by visiting at www.hemingwaymedicalspa.ca.
Disclaimer: Feeling significant distress or anguish over your sexual identity, appearance, or orientation is something that needs to be addressed medically, psychologically, and psychosocially. Don’t suffer alone. If this applies to you, please reach out for help.