Electrolysis, Only Way to get rid of existing facial hair.
In transition, the first thing you have to do is have your beard and mustache removed. It makes you look much younger and more feminine.
Female hormones will not get rid of existing facial hair. Electrolysis is the most reliable option available today that has been proven to remove TS facial hair permanently.
While some transgendered individuals will shave, wax, or remove unwanted hair through other means, to achieve womanly beauty, many seek a permanent solution.
Start electrolysis as soon as you possibly can in your transition, and stick with a regular treatment schedule. Start treatment on your face. Worry about body hair once the face is down to one hour a week. Try to get as much as possible done before going full-time.
Electrolysis may take from 1 to 4 years or more, with an anecdotal average around 2 years. Even the fastest options usually require 10 months of treatment just to get you to maintenance levels. Completion may require less than 40 hours to more than 700, with a widely accepted anecdotal average between 200 and 300 hours. It takes a big time and money commitment, so plan accordingly. Electrolysis may be the most expensive part of your transition, but the costs are spread over time. If money is tight, you should spend as much as you can afford on electrolysis each week, because even a little is better than nothing.
For TS women, electrolysis is a life saver. It is not expensive, not painful, and may be seen as time-consuming. The benefits are remarkable. It makes you look much younger and more feminine. For some, it's the most important thing they do to become passable. While passing isn't everyone's goal, I will assume it's yours since you're reading this. Passing as well as you can in your chosen gender will generally make your life much easier, since there are very few things more disturbing to most people than a contradictory gender presentation.
Clearing typical transsexual women's facial hair generally takes about 100 to 400 hours of treatment time (some need even more, some less). This is spread out over approximately one to four years (some need even more, some less). Many variables affect this, and these numbers are based on anecdotal data rather than survey results.
Electrolysis is the most reliable option available today that has been proven to remove TS facial hair permanently. Laser can be an acceptable alternative in some cases, but laser is usually not enough by itself to remove TS facial hair permanently.
If you cannot afford to risk your time, money, or complexion on unproven technology, start electrolysis now and make a commitment to stick with it.