FtM facial hair and regret?

butts butts
For many years I've been just waiting for facial hair, now that I'm on T and I'm getting it, I don't know if I want it! I always wondered what I'd look like, but now that I'm beginning to see it, I think I look horribly unattractive. Honestly I'm scared! I VERY badly want some facial masculinization surgery, but with my ever-lasting bad financial situations, I'll never be able to afford it. I feel like with my round femme face that facial hair will be intensely unflattering, does anyone else feel like this? I'm excited to pass without question, but I don't want to feel unattractive as a man... gah!
02/22/2013
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GONE! GONE!
Yeah, it's one of the reasons I don't take testosterone. I think I would look like a fuzzy potato with facial hair.
02/23/2013
LoganAshlee. LoganAshlee.
I think your best bet is to keep shaving it off until your fat redistributes away from your face - that's when you start looking really male it can take a while for fat redistribution but it's worth it.
02/24/2013
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
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Originally posted by GONE!
Yeah, it's one of the reasons I don't take testosterone. I think I would look like a fuzzy potato with facial hair.
They make razors for a reason.
02/24/2013
Ilmenskie Ilmenskie
Yeah, your face will probably masculinize on its own over time. As you sound like you're just starting to get facial hair, you probably have a ways to go before the changes from T are final. There's still a lot that can change in your facial area from T so I would suggest just shaving it and later you can think more about whether you want to grow facial hair or you can just keep shaving!
02/25/2013
Rab Rab
I'm not on T yet, but I shave a few times a week to clear off the few hairs I'm able to grow, but only because I can't grow anything respectable yet.
02/25/2013
Rab Rab
I'm not on T yet, but I shave a few times a week to clear off the few hairs I'm able to grow, but only because I can't grow anything respectable yet.
02/25/2013
GONE! GONE!
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Originally posted by Mediumsizedman
They make razors for a reason.
Obviously, but what I'm trying to say is that if someone wants facial hair but looks like crap with it being able to grow it isn't going to make them any happier.
02/25/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by butts
For many years I've been just waiting for facial hair, now that I'm on T and I'm getting it, I don't know if I want it! I always wondered what I'd look like, but now that I'm beginning to see it, I think I look horribly ... More
Congratulations on starting T! Give it some time to work its magic! I say be patient and go with it. Reality is messy; it isn't fantasy. Love yourself! I bet you look the opposite of unattractive.
02/26/2013
needapacker needapacker
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Originally posted by GONE!
Obviously, but what I'm trying to say is that if someone wants facial hair but looks like crap with it being able to grow it isn't going to make them any happier.
Yeah but thats life. Cis guys deal with that too. It's no reason to not take testosterone.
02/26/2013
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
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Originally posted by GONE!
Obviously, but what I'm trying to say is that if someone wants facial hair but looks like crap with it being able to grow it isn't going to make them any happier.
That's not what your post implied. And you'd be surprised at how happy some folks are with their crappy looking facial hair.
02/26/2013
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
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Originally posted by needapacker
Yeah but thats life. Cis guys deal with that too. It's no reason to not take testosterone.
This.
02/26/2013
butts butts
I am most definitely NOT going to stop taking T, I'm just scared of looking gross with facial hair haha. I do hope some fat leaves my face, I think I have great cheekbones but they're mostly hidden with disgusting cheek fat right now.
03/18/2013
Mediumsizedman Mediumsizedman
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Originally posted by butts
I am most definitely NOT going to stop taking T, I'm just scared of looking gross with facial hair haha. I do hope some fat leaves my face, I think I have great cheekbones but they're mostly hidden with disgusting cheek fat right now.
If it winds up looking gross you can always shave.
03/19/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
Lots of guys don't like facial hair. Shave it, it's not a big deal. I'd love to have a bit of a beard, but my girlfriend HATES facial hair! So I'll have to shave, too.
03/22/2013
Mimosa pudica Mimosa pudica
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Originally posted by butts
I am most definitely NOT going to stop taking T, I'm just scared of looking gross with facial hair haha. I do hope some fat leaves my face, I think I have great cheekbones but they're mostly hidden with disgusting cheek fat right now.
It can take a lot of years for facial hair to grow in enough so it doesn't look like scraggly teenage beardhair, but it does happen, depending on your family genetics. I'm not there yet, hormones wise but I have seen drastic changes in friends who have been on T for a while even recently.

Some of them bumped up their doses with their doctors to get more facial hair growth (one of them has really tiny eyebrows but majestic sideburns)
04/22/2013
treehugger treehugger
Some guys, trans or cis, just don't look good with facial hair, or only with specific facial hair. If you don't like it, you can shave it! At least you have an idea of how it'd look.
04/22/2013
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