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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2011, 11:58:05 pm »
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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2011, 12:15:59 am »
def yes. Estrogen can make you look younger, Since taking estrogen, i have went from looking my age to looking 23. I am almost 40.

People at work are shocked to hear that I am almost 40. And yes, i have to admit, it feels good.

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2011, 05:57:45 pm »
I know many MtFs who seem to look young for their age -  Obviously estrogen feminises the face which takes some years off, but in theory, as women tend to have more 'youthful' features it should make you just look your age as a woman, but I am often surprised by the age of many MtFs. I wonder if there's any scientific reason why, based on the interaction of hormones...

As for me, I always looked young for my age as a boy, but now I actually look my age as a woman, although I look younger than when I first started transitioning. However, I'm hoping I'll look this way for a long time and look young for my age eventually!
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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2011, 06:06:07 pm »
^ I know what you mean. I'm the same. I look my age as a woman.

but all hormones are growth hormones so naturally having the hormones of a 20 year old girl in an older person should make them a little younger.  Maybe? It's just my understanding of it.

I'm starting my hrt next months so I hope so.

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2012, 02:19:25 pm »
I've always noticed when looking through peoples transition videos/timelines how they seem to drop several years of age.  Glad to hear it first hand.
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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2012, 06:02:32 pm »
  At my age it does.  I have some hair color returning.  Cis women do take HRT at my age to keep looking young and keep their body calcium in check.  My youngest sister does not take HRT for the risks involved.  She has osteoporosis. 
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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2012, 06:26:10 pm »
I think oestrogen does make you look younger.  However, judging by the genetic women I see each day, once the oestrogen levels start to decline the face changes can often be disagreeable.   A lot of the women here in west central Scotland in their late 20s have that over-boiled look.   Once into their late 30s early forties many women here have a permanent sarcastic, judgemental look about them.   They look a bit weather-beaten, whiskery and vinegary.   

It is important to remember that genetic female's skin is thinner all over including the face than men's skin is.   When they are young and oestrogen levels are high women look youthful and glowing.   Once their oestrogen level starts to drop their thin facial skin turns against them and wrinkles and blemishes appear.




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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2012, 06:49:02 pm »

  I get told I look like a teenager and i'm 24 years old.

  I can't even get served alcohol at a bar or club without getting carded!  :D

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2012, 06:49:43 pm »
I feel like I've lost a few years when I look in the mirror.  I think it has to do with increased fat on your face.  And your eyes tend to open up.

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2012, 07:11:54 pm »
To answer your question, yes it does, Im now 54 but Im always getting tolded I only look about 40, I get complements sometimes from other women on how soft silky and smooth my skin is, whats the secret lol, its the magic of estrogen, my skin is now very soft after years and years on estrogen, when I look in the mirror instead of seeing an ugly ageing guy past 50, I see a very confident attractive woman, a nice 40 thank you.
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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2012, 02:29:58 am »
I think I look a lot younger. I was always old looking for my age, I'm 52 now and look younger than I did 10 years ago.

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2012, 06:30:17 am »
Before HRT:


After [ 6-11 months worth of HRT ]



I don't know if I look younger. I'll let you judge ^_^

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2012, 12:27:15 pm »
Perhaps finally starting down the road towards becoming you, unclenches the mind and this mental relaxation combined with a great increase in happiness causes you to automatically start eating and sleeping better and this dropping of tension shows itself clearly in the face and eyes?


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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2012, 05:58:06 pm »
I had no end of comments regarding me looking younger, "what's your secret?" I didn't share it with them. I don't think any of them would have followed my path regardless of the benefit of appearing younger. Beard removal also goes some way towards enhancing this effect....
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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2012, 05:02:43 am »
I have seen facial hair being removed helps a lot
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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2014, 09:35:42 pm »
Wow.... Im happy to hear that estrogen can make look younger. I dont need any anti aging supplements..

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2014, 11:45:17 pm »
I'm 51 and I get constantly told I look like i'm in my 30's or 40's; no one believes i'm 51. Occasionally I get an estimate a lot younger than that. My mom told me that I look like a little boy (before I was out to her) :laugh:

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2014, 09:16:28 am »
In my case: NO
I'm always looked younger ... but E2 makes you feel your age more.

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2014, 09:20:12 am »
That would sure be nice. I just completed a face & neck lift along with eye lid surgery. My face looks 15-20 younger for sure. I'll be so gad when I finally heal so I can use some makeup, mascara.............
mtF, mid 50's, always a girl since childhood, HRT (spiro & E patches) full level since August 2013. Living 95% full time as a normal person. Face & neck lift major plastic surgery was on June 10 & I'm slowly, very slowly healing. I'm improving everything possible as any normal woman would & I'm so looking forward to GRS in due time to help improve my life even more. Life is good.

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Re: Does estrogen make you look younger?
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2014, 10:39:08 am »
Since taking enough estrogen again and progesterone which relaxes me, I look about 10-15 yrs younger. It's truly amazing. And my skin/hair is soft. :)

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