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Transgender Hair Transplant

When an individual embarks the gender change journey, the question of how to restore a hairline can be concerning. This is especially true when considering the significant differences in male and female hairline characteristics.

Differences Between Male & Female Hair Loss

Differences in male and female hairlines include the location from the eyebrow level at both the midline and laterals in addition to the temples, which have a distinct pattern depending on the sex. Direction and orientation of hair shafts also differ in males and females, affecting the masculinity or femininity of the hairline and face. Therefore, having an experienced hair transplant surgeon who appreciates and recognizes the distinctions in facial proportions is a must.

MTF HRT Hair Regrowth

Those transitioning from male to female (MTF) may encounter the challenge of a receding hairline, even while taking anti-testosterone medications. This concern has been addressed by MTF HRT hair re-growth treatments. Taking medications such as Spironolactone and Propecia may be helpful in minimizing the hair balding patterns in males. However, the testicles continue to produce testosterone and therefore balding persists. This production of testosterone from the testicles is termed the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) effect, which is eliminated in those who have had their testicles removed.

Maintaining the current medication routine and a hair transplant procedure is a great start to preventing hair loss as well as conserving, and caring for the existing hair. More than one hair transplant procedure may be necessary in order to achieve a flawless hairline as well as maximum fullness for the individual.