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Hair restoration and transgender transitioning

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Hair loss is common in both men and women, with many different types of hair loss. Some types of hair loss are not permanent others, however, are permanent and have no cure – such as male pattern baldness.

When transitioning from male to female, hair loss can effect confidence due to the difference in a male and female hairline. Hair loss in men can cause a receding hairline, which can sometimes look quite harsh. The female hairline tends to be much softer and lower down.

Hair restoration treatments can help create different hairlines for those in the transitioning process.

How can a hair transplant help me when transitioning?

A hair transplant is a hair restoration treatment traditionally used for those suffering from hair loss. The hair transplant process works by transplanting hair from one area of the head to a thinning area of the head, often used to help with the appearance of receding hairlines.

Hair transplants can also be used to help change the appearance and build upon an already existing hairline, something that can help those transitioning from male to female. As mentioned previously, the female hairline tends to be much lower down and softer compared to the male hairline. With the revolutionary FUE hair transplant procedure, it would be possible to transplant hair from areas such as the back and side of the scalp and work towards creating a softer hairline.

Once the hair is transplanted it will begin to grow just as your normal hair, this will in the future result into a much more feminine hairline. It has been thought that Caitlyn Jenner had a hair transplant when she was transitioning resulting in a softer and more feminine hairline.

Will the hair transplant be permanent?

Hair transplants are the most permanent and successful method of hair restoration. Although results from a hair transplant will not necessarily be permanent, they are extremely long-lasting. The transplanted hair will follow the behaviour and growth pattern of where the hair came from. This means, in most cases, the hair should continue to grow just as it did in the donor area, which, should have a much longer lifespan than other areas of the scalp.

During our consultation process, we will always ensure you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant. We will look into your age, family history of hair loss and any hair loss you might have. This way we can ensure a hair transplant is going to be the right treatment for you.

If you would like more information on our hair transplant procedures please feel free to contact us for a no obligation consultation

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