NHS Transgender Program

Transgender Clients through the NHS

Did you know that as part of NHS England’s Transgender Program, transgender clients transitioning from male to female can qualify for up to 8 facial hair removal treatments through Laser or IPL treatments? This facial hair removal usually takes place before a transition operation and whilst identifying and living as a woman for at least two years before qualifying for the transition operation.

Apply to Transgender Program

Those who are qualified for Transgender Program can get the form from NHS to be able to claim their hair removal treatments. We will fill in the form, and the clients need to send it to the local NHS Mental Health Department. Then, NHS will write back with a Service Provider Number for a new clinician and a Purchase Order Number.

Is Laser Hair Removal permanent?

Laser hair removal is a hair reduction, not permanent hair removal. To be realistic, eight facial hair removal treatments won't be enough, but it will help to reduce hair growth. 

To find out more information, contact your local NHS Gender Identity service.

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Setsuko Takeuchi

Setsuko is a Beauty Therapist with more than 15 years experience. After obtaining an NVQ level 3 from Exeter college, she obtained further level 4 qualifications in Laser & Light Therapy Treatments CIBTAC and Skin Needling VTCT. She has also had advanced training in Intimate Waxing from Kim Lawless.