Your New Hair Line
As a FTM or MTF trans-patient you may consider a transgender hair transplant to achieve your aesthetic goals. With an increasing number of people identifying themselves as transgender, part of undergoing a transition may require treatment for reshaping & adjusting your hair line. At Elite Hair Restoration, one of the UK's premier hair restoration surgery clinics, our Lead Surgeon - Dr Camilo Diaz, is more than happy to guide you through your hair restoration surgery journey.
Do You Require Transgender Hair Surgery?
We often see 2 main problems depending on if you are transitioning from male to female or female to male.
Hair loss or thinning (when transitioning from Female to Male, FTM)
An undesirable hair line (when transitioning from Male to Female, MTF)
FTM - Hair Transplant & MTF - Hair Transplant
If you are undergoing FTM transition, your male hormones change your appearance- including your hair. Your scalp may start to undergo a degree of male pattern baldness. This occurs when dihydrotestosterone (DHT) acts at the base of your hair follicles. The effect causes them to become weaker and eventually fall out.
To treat this, often a DHT-blocker like finasteride can be used. It helps to “freeze-frame” your existing hair pattern and prevent any further hair loss. If you are a male patient having completed your transition you may then decide to undergo a hair transplant. The procedure can help to reverse any signs of male balding pattern that may have occurred during your change.
As part of the transition from FTM, beard and eyebrow hair will grow and also change. A hair transplant can also help to create desirable beard hair and eyebrows following a completed transition.
However, by starting your transition from a male to a female you actually help to treat the signs of male pattern hair loss. This occurs as the levels of oestrogen rise and counteract the effect of DHT on hair. However, if you already have some balding as a male before undergoing an MTF transition, then you may be stuck with a hairline that reminds you of a receding male. Once you have completed your transition, you may want to correct your hair to a more feminine hairline. This is done by converting an “M” like hair line seen in a male to a curved hair line seen in a youthful female.
With patients who have an “M” shaped hairline, a hair transplant is the best way to achieve a feminine curved hairline. Previously, having a scalp lowering procedure would simply readjust where the hairline would be. This would be a problem as it would not correct the original hairline shape. Also, a scalp lowering procedure will not help you if you already have a degree of hair loss at the front as an “M” shaped hairline for a female does not look natural. Filling in the areas of loss to create a youthful curved female hair line is a procedure we can perform at our clinics throughout the UK with our leading GMC Registered Hair Transplant Surgeons.
Thin and neat pencil line linear scar from and FUT incision allows for suitable grafts numbers and high graft vibility and success rate from any surgery performed.
Easy to hide, pencil line thin linear scar which is covered by your existing hair.
Minimal post surgical discomfort, with an initial 14 day follow up suture removal with the Surgeon or Nurse is reqired.
Smaller numbers of grafts can be performed in one session, due to high workload on surgeon. This means that FUE tends to be more expensive than FUT.
The hair from around the back and sides is shaved to a 0.5 meaning some patients do not request this as their preferred treatment due to the desire to maintain longer hair.
Slightly less invasive surgery with quicker recovery than FUT. Hoever it is also slightly more expensive per follicle.