By Laura Casewell
Very few celebrity news stories have gathered as much press interest this year as the birth of Caitlyn Jenner. As Bruce Jenner announced he would be transitioning to Caitlyn, the world watched with awe as the former Olympian bravely stepped out from the shadows.
Proudly revealing her decision to leave Bruce behind, Caitlyn became a world-wide star overnight, and her choice of makeup and feminine look was praised by men and women alike.
Since June we’ve followed Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s parent, and magazines have been full to bursting with news of Caitlyn’s beauty secrets; from makeup tips to hair reduction the buzz surrounding the American hasn’t wavered.
In October, the 66-year-old reality TV star was honoured with Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year award, cementing her stardom and importance as a beauty icon in 2015.
Thanks to the meteoric rise of Miss. Jenner – and an increased awareness of the transgender community – it’s been revealed that women are seeking the beauty secrets behind Caitlyn’s glamorous and ultra-feminine look to add to their own collection.
Dr. Kishan Raichura from IGDP in London has he’s seen an increasing number of women seeking facial cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers, in order to replicate aesthetic elements they’re keen to copy from the transgender community.
“In the last 6 months there has been a noticeable rise in female patients seeking cosmetic treatments to replicate the glamourous look of transgender people, including Caitlyn. I’ve had numerous female patients come to the clinic clutching pictures of Miss. Jenner (and other transgender and female impersonators, like those seen on shows like Ru Paul’s Drag Race) asking for cosmetic treatments to copy their looks,” he explains.
“Many women are unhappy with thin top lips, or non-pronounced cheekbones, but cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers can help to improve both of these concerns. There’s definitely been a rise in patients seeking feminisation cosmetic treatments – and it’s fair to assume this is as much due to Caitlyn’s look as her daughter, Kylie’s!”
It’s not just feminising facial features clinics across the UK are being inundated with either. Since revealing she’d undergone several courses of electrolysis, enquiries into this hair removal treatment have surged.
“Just like step daughter Kim Kardashian, Caitlyn is a fan of electrolysis,” says Laurie Cartmell from STEREX Electrolysis.
“A popular treatment within the trans community, electrolysis removes unwanted facial and body hair, and offers more long-term results than laser hair removal. We see more and more clinics offering electrolysis in the wake of Caitlyn’s admission, with both men and women seeking treatment to rid themselves of facial hair for good.”
As well as cosmetic treatments and electrolysis hair removal, clinics across the country are reporting a rise in body contouring treatments. Looking slim on the cover of Vanity Fair, Caitlyn wowed readers with her lean body, something Dr. Anita Sturnham says is behind the increase in Vanquish Me treatments at her clinic.
“Feeling good in your own skin is often down to confidence, and we see women coming to the clinic each week for body contouring treatments like Vanquish Me. This non-surgical fat reduction treatment gives women a sleeker silhouette; something Caitlyn Jenner proudly shows off on the red carpet every week.”
Just three of the non-surgical ways women all over the UK are embracing transgender beauty secrets. From hair removal to feminising cosmetic treatments, there are numerous ways to copy Caitlyn and embrace your femininity.