Gender Affirming Treatments
The Tox Fox is proud to affirm your gender, as you experience it. We believe in holistic care and offer safe and inclusive clinical spaces for trans, gender diverse and cis people alike.
We believe every human being should have access to means of empowering autonomy and personal gender experience. We consider it an immense privilege to provide care supporting the informed consent model.
The Tox Fox embraces that trans and gender diverse aesthetic preferences may differ to traditional binary standards. We strive to help each individual achieve an aesthetic customised to their personal goals and recognise that ethnicity, cultural background and experiences may influence beauty ideals.
We embrace your version of femininity, masculinity or androgyny-whatever makes you feel most at home in yourself.
Why Choose Non-Surgical Options
Cosmetic injectables can support gender affirmation through a variety of aesthetic treatments with the aim to embolden your decisions with non-permanent treatment options.
Cosmetic injectables are minimally invasive and have a strong history of safe and effective clinical outcomes. These services offer choice and collaboration to meet your expectations and aesthetic gaols in a supported manner.
Basic principles of facial feminisation
There are some basic concepts that can assist in enhancing a feminine aesthetic. The following are basic examples, however treatment is not limited to these alone. Often several elements together can create a softer, more cohesive, feminising effect. Each treatment plan will differ depending on client directed outcome goals, these are very basic examples of some principles.
A traditionally “feminine” face is typically heart shaped, and fuller in nature with a pointed and defined chin. Softening angles can assist in the feminisation of face shape and overall profile.
Feminising the upper face may include altering brow position and prominence, specifically the significance of an arch to the brow. Anti-wrinkle can also be used to soften the appearance of strong upper facial muscles, or the temple area may be addressed if there is a significant deficit that enhances the appearance of the brow bone.
Mid-face treatments can add definition and volume to the cheeks with additional structure and balance. Mid-cheek treatments focussed to a more central aspect of the face in combination with a lateral cheek support can soften more angular spaces creating smoother lines and more recognisable volume in line with female facial fat deposits. Combination treatment, specifically chin augmentation, can accent this harmonisation of a female inspired aesthetic.
A soft chin with a single central point is considered to be a feminising quality. Elongation of the face and enhancement to the profile can create softer lines and a less angular aesthetic. Treating the jawline and chin can play a large part in adding femininity to the face. But remember, this is not a one-size-fits-all solution – some of the world’s most recognisable traditionally beautiful women (think Angelina Jolie or Salma Hayek) have quite “masculine” jawlines by this definition!
Full lips are commonly associated with a soft, feminine appearance. Dermal fillers can enhance your natural lip shape and can create a fuller, feminine contour without looking overdone. Some patients opt for a full, clearly enhanced look, while others prefer a more subtle, natural effect – we can tailor your treatment to achieve the result you prefer. Aims to enhance vertical height and definition of the vermilion boarder can maximise a feminine aesthetic in one simple treatment.
Basic principles for facial masculinisation
In contrast a traditionally female aesthetic, the following are basic examples of the means in which the face can be masculinised. Once again, often, several elements together can create a stronger, more angular masculine effect. Each treatment plan will differ depending on client directed outcome goals, these are very basic examples of some principles.
Angular lines and stronger lower proportions in face shape can be interpreted as more masculine in nature, as discussed with relation the the jaw and chin, overall masculine face shape follows different proportions to that of a feminisation approach.
Brow shape can have a major effect on creating a more masculine or feminine impression and face shape. Men traditionally have a flatter brow, with less lateral arch than a more feminized brow. This impacts the eye’s appearance by adding weight to the upper eyelid – a highly sought after feature by cis men and transmasculine people alike.
Anatomically, the position of the cheekbone is the same regardless of gender or hormone profile, but fat distribution in the area defines the bone differently, changing its prominence and appearance in relation to the rest of the face. The goal of masculinizing treatment in this area is to enhance the angularity of the face – this involves targeted enhancement of specific regions that harmonise this balance across the rest of the facial profile.
The jawline is the primary feature that defines a traditionally masculine aesthetic-this is directly linked to testosterone levels and therefore assumed masculinity. Aligning the width and prominence of the jaw and chin region to the midface, gives a sharper, more angular look. Enhancing chin projection provides a classically masculine facial silhouette with the goal for the chin will sit the width of the mouth without a defined central point.
Lip shape can be altered if there is a more feminine, volumised lip shape pre-exists. Broadening the lower lip to the lateral space can accent the associated width of the chin and jaw. Fuller lips are often associated with youthfulness, so anyone with very thin lips may benefit from using filler injection to increase the volume. Transmasculine people may find that over time, their lip volume decreases due to the effects of testosterone and may choose the treatment for hydrating and facial balancing effects.
- All our suggested procedures are derived from data in evidence-based literature from leading experts in surgical and non-surgical gender affirming health care.
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