Becoming “You” with Electrolysis

Transgender Permanent Hair Removal

Transgender Permanent Hair Removal

The transition process is a major milestone

for anyone in the transgender community, and it comes with a unique set of challenges. Despite that, we like to remind our TG clients that it’s an exciting time as well.

That’s why permanent hair removal is more than some cosmetic treatment, it’s a step to becoming the real you. While testosterone blockers can reduce growth for some, results vary, can take longer to notice than you’d like, and don’t eliminate hair. Additionally, areas undergoing phalloplasty or grafting need to be completely free of hair.

Electrolysis is often the preferred hair removal method for those in transition as it’s  the only FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal. 

Popular Treatment Areas

Treatment areas tend to depend on what stage of transition you're in.

Those preparing for gender affirming surgery may choose to begin in the genital or groin area or graft areas, since permanent hair removal is a key prerequisite for the surgery. Many trans women also come to Nios to focus on facial hair removal, since it’s the most visible to the world.

At Nios, we are particularly attuned to the needs of transgender clients, providing a friendly, safe and supportive environment. Our specialists undergo additional training educating them on the needs of the community and they are likely the most experienced electrologists in New York at helping prepare pre-op clients for this transformational procedure.

Insurance Coverage

In many cases, insurance is required to cover these services.

Nios is one of few centers in the country to accept certain health insurance plans. Coverage rules are constantly changing, so we recommend that you speak to your provider about electrolysis treatments. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] for more details.


No matter where you are in your transition journey (pre-op, post-op, or just figuring things out), our technicians provide a friendly, supportive, and safe environment to make the process — and your skin! — as smooth as possible.

You already know  who you are, and we’re here to help you embrace yourself.

Electrolysis uses a refined, bendy probe to deliver heat directly to and destroy hair roots.
It doesn’t rely on hair or skin color, as opposed to other hair removal methods. This is why it’s the only method that can even treat white, gray, red, and fuzz hair and any skin color.
It’s therefore the only FDA-approved method to claim permanent removal (others can only offer permanent reduction).
Electrolysis Advantages
Waxing Laser Hair Reduction Electrolysis
Wax adheres to and pulls out hair
Applies energy to entire skin, which descends through pigment
Delivers energy precisely to roots with refined, bendy probe
Approximate (~½ applicator)
Perfect (individual hair level)
Skin color
Struggles with dark & tan
Hair colors
No white, gray, blond, red, or fuzz. Partial for light brown 
Ripping pull
Rubber band snap
Small pricking sensation
Temporary results
Permanent reduction
Permanent removal

I was pleasantly surprised by how minimal the discomfort was during my electrolysis treatment. Compared to other methods I've tried, it was virtually painless, leaving me feeling confident and at ease.

Ellie M, our client
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  • Equipment
    The best treatment machines money can buy.
  • Technicians
    Our secret weapon. Hand-picked for warmth and skill.
  • Safe hands
    Conceived and directed by an M.D.
  • Convenience
    7 days/week; 9am-8pm; multiple integrated locations; personal TVs & music.
  • Skip the sales pitch
    Treatments are focused on your well-being, not quotas.
Client Testimonials
“Our go-to for
pampering sessions”
Avery N
“I feel so safe with these Electrologists”
I am currently lying on the table at Nios getting electrolysis on the stomach, and I must say I feel so safe with these Electrologists. Everyone here is helpful, kind, and mindful of what the process is like for the client.
Katerina M
“It was a delightful and rejuvenating time”
It was a delightful and rejuvenating time that we both thoroughly enjoyed. NIOS Spa is now our go-to for couples' pampering sessions!
Community A
“A standard every hair removal provider should strive for”
Based on the 10+ sessions I have received; Nios offers a standard every hair removal provider should strive for. Their front desk staff have catered to every need/request I verbalized, and their facility is hygienic as well as professional.
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