Transgender hair transplantation is at once both very challenging, and uniquely rewarding. Understanding the differences of male and female hairlines is of critical importance in male to female (MTF) and female to male (FTM) transgender hair transplantation. Moreover, transgender hair restoration surgery must also understand variations in the directional flow of hair growth between males and females, as well as factors resulting in future hair loss that may affect current transgender hair surgery.
In FTM transgender individuals, facial hair transplantation can also play a pivotal role in completing the transformation (e.g. beard and eyebrow transplantation).
Dr. Alexander understands the aesthetic nuances and artistry of transgender hair transplantation
Male to Female Transgender Hair Transplant
Male to female (MTF) transgender hair restoration surgery typically focuses on differences in hairlines, as well as combating the future effects of male pattern baldness.
Hairs that grow in the male hairline are very different in direction and flow to those in a female hairline. Male hairline hair angles project straight forward, while female hairlines follow a cowlick pattern which projects backward. Dr. Alexander will also discuss with you the issues around further hair loss with male pattern baldness, and plan your hair transplantation accordingly.
Female to Male (FTM) Transgender Hair Transplant
Female to Male (FTM) transgender hair restoration typically involves Facial Hair Transplantation to create a masculine goatee, sideburn, eyebrow, beard and/or moustache hair restoration. This hair transplantation can help create a precise pattern of natural hair growth in the moustache and beard region to provide a true masculinization of the face that reflects on the outside how you feel on the inside.
Transgender Hair Transplantation Techniques
Whether MTF or FTM hair restoration surgery is being performed, Dr. Alexander employs the same general techniques for donor hair harvesting and implantation as he does in all other hair restoration surgeries he performs. He will discuss the benefits of the Strip Technique versus FUE for you, and his highly skilled and dedicated team will work tirelessly to provide you with the best possible results.