Transgender Hair Transplant – Gender Reassignment, Transgender, male to female hairline, female to male hair transplant
Transgender or transsexual patients who have undergone gender reassignment or are in the process of gender reassignment will complete their appearance and benefit greatly from hair transplantation. Hair transplantation is often overlooked as part of gender reassignment but it is an important aspect, whether it is creating a feminine hairline, filling in a bald area or giving masculine facial hair such as sideburns, mustache or beard. Dr. Goertz takes great care in the fine details to help complete and define who you are, and with skill and artistry it will look completely natural.
Male to Female Transformation
For male to female transformation hair transplantation can be a great benefit, often eliminating the need for wigs or hair pieces and the constant fuss and worry that comes with them. Even without wigs or hair pieces many transgendered females are self-conscious or embarrassed of their hairline, especially if the wind
blows and allows their male hairline to become evident. Estrogen will help to stabilize hair loss and a receding hairline and in general, male pattern balding diminishes greatly after starting female hormone therapy. But hormone therapy it will not always grow back hair that has already been lost, nor will it create a feminine hair line. You should also note that you may still need adjunctive treatment with Finasteride a 5-alpha reductase blocker that prevents the conversion of the small amount of testosterone to DHT. DHT is the hormone that is responsible for hair loss in male and female pattern balding.
If you look closely you will notice most women have different hairlines than men. Women have a more rounded hairline and the hairline does not recede at the temples. Men generally have a hairline that is horizontal to the ground and they have more obvious temple points. This is not desirable for females or for the female transgender hair transplant patient.
Hair Transplantation can feminize and create a hairline that enhances feminine facial features. Depending on your goals and desires, hair transplantation might be done sooner rather than later because it can take up to 1 year to see final results. As a part of the transformation process some patients have facial surgery to change or feminize facial features. This could impact the timing of the hair transplantation as well as the hairline design. It is always best to take the time to meet with hair transplant surgeon so they can help coordinate your hair transplantation with your other gender reassignment procedures.
Female to Male Transformation
For female to male transformation, Testosterone can give some much desired facial hair growth but in some cases the facial hair growth is minimal and not adequate enough to grow a beard, mustache or sideburns. Hair on the face is a male trait and can increase the appearance of masculinity. In addition Testosterone can cause hair loss or balding. Hair transplantation can help to fill in the blading areas on the head and can be used to transplant sideburns, mustache, or even a full beard. Once the transplant is completely healed you can choose if you would like to grow the hair longer, shave daily or maintain a five o’clock shadow. A qualified hair transplant surgeon will work closely with you to plan your transgender hair transplant procedure to help create the look you desire.