Gender Affirming and Gender Reassignment Hair Treatments By Bernard Arocha, MD on October 01, 2017

Even though there are an estimated 1.4 million transgender men and women in the United States, they often tend to be a forgotten population. At Arocha Hair Restoration, we want our patients to know that we care for and respect their wishes, including the unique challenges faced by transgender individuals. No matter what your gender reassignment hair treatment needs are, we are committed to making sure that you leave our office feeling both confident in your appearance and that you were treated with support and understanding.

Hair Transplants for MTF Transgender Patients

For our male-to-female (MTF) transgender patients, there are several issues that can affect your hair. Male pattern baldness is one, causing noticeable hair loss. Because pattern baldness is a hormonal issue, it can sometimes be arrested with the reduction of testosterone, but in some cases, the damage is already done. While wigs or hairpieces can be a solution, they are temporary and do not address the root problem. Another issue faced by MTF transgender patients is the desire for a more feminine hairline. Women tend to have a lower, flatter, more rounded hairline, and so hair transplantation can be used to feminize the hairline in a way that frames the face in a softer way. Hair transplants are used to both fill in thinning or bald spots, as well as create a hairline that looks both natural and more feminine. They can also be used to hide scarring from plastic surgery, as many MTF transgender patients choose to undergo a forehead lowering procedure to further feminize their appearance. Whatever your needs, once you’ve completed your gender reassignment hair transplant procedure, the transplanted hair will grow along with your existing hair, allowing you to cut and style it however you desire.

Hair Transplants for FTM Transgender Patients

For our female-to-male (FTM) transgender patients, the typical issue is that even with hormone therapy, it may be difficult to grow facial hair fully. Dr. Arocha uses facial hair transplant procedures to fill in small areas on the chin, cheek, or lip that might grow in more sparsely than you want them to. He can also enhance sideburns, and create a more defined facial hairline along your jaw to further masculinize your appearance. Just like any other hair transplant, once you have undergone the procedure, the transplanted hair should grow just like your existing facial hair, and can be shaved or styled however you prefer.

Dr. Arocha offers several options for hair gender reassignment hair treatments, including hair transplants, ethnic hair regrowth, and treatments to boost natural hair growth. When you come in for a consultation, he will assess your needs and provide you with a customized plan to address your specific concerns. If you are a transgender individual who is searching for a natural way to address your hair growth issues, call Arocha Hair Restoration today at 713-526-HAIR for a complimentary consultation.

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Since 2002, Bernardino A. Arocha, M.D. has been transforming lives through the power of hair restoration. With an artistic approach and a variety of procedures available, Arocha Hair Restoration has a track record of providing stunning results. Dr. Arocha is affiliated with prominent organizations with memberships that include:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
  • Fellow, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
  • American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ASHRS)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)

If you're ready for a full head of hair, we invite you to contact us with our form or call us at (713) 526-4247.

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