Ryan Sallans changes in facial profile (also look at how his sideburns and facial hair have changed)
First image is from 1 month on testosterone.
Second image is from 6 months on testosterone.
Third image is 17 months on T
Fourth image is 22 months on T
I am posting this to show how changes from testosterone are cumulative and they take a long time. Some people believe that once you hit your 6 month mark or your 1 year mark your changes are done or that all subsequent changes will not be noticeable. This is a misconception I’ve come across frequently. It’s just not true. I think it stems from the fact that the changes after 6 months - 1 year are less drastic or radical. As someone pre-T to that same person at 6 months on T is going to be very noticeably different. That same person 3, 4, 5+ years down the road will see a huge change in facial structure, bone and musculature and facial hair, it will be less drastic because they will be used to the masculinization and so will the people around them. For me when I look at images and videos from people 6 months on testosterone and then look at them 2 years later, you still see SO many changes.
I think it’s important for all FTMs who are physically transitioning through HRT to be aware that it is a slow process. Remembering that helped me when I was feeling dysphoric even after a year on T because even though I looked completely male I didn’t look like a man my age or I didn’t like my jaw or I didn’t like my facial hair (when comparing myself to other guys). Being wary of the slowness made it easier for me to deal with any dysphoria.