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Creating a Natural Looking Hairline for Women

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

female hairlineIn a recent article published in Dermatologic Surgery Journal, Dr. Nausbaum et Al discusses naturally occurring female hairlines. His study was based on a large panel of normal women for the purpose of comparing and contrasting hairline variables to attain the perfect female hairline. Given that male hair restoration has almost always been the focus of hair restoration this new information can help benefit women who are candidates for hair transplant surgery.

The author came up with a guide or type of blueprint to help determine the best hairline for a woman. This guide was based on the average recorded parameters in women with healthy, non-balding hair. Among a panel of 360 women, the most dominant feature found in 81% of the women was in fact the presence of the widow’s peak. In addition, around 90% of these women also showed lateral mounds.

It’s great to know that there is now a bigger emphasis in hair restoration for women with more viable information and techniques to help solve their hair loss. Our hair transplant surgical offices already specialize in female hairline reconstruction in women suffering from female patterned hair loss or male patterned hair loss. This technique has also been applied on transgender (male to female) patients to help soften and alter their masculine features.

We at our California offices of US Hair Restoration perform transgender hair transplants regularly and I personally believe that hair restoration is one of the most key procedures in sex reassignments process for transsexuals.

Hair Transplant – The Solution for Transgenders

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

transgender hair restoration“How can a male hairline be converted to a female pattern?”

Although not always a very typical question or request, it is generally an issue most male to female transgender patients have to deal with. This is usually due to maturation of the hairline which may include recession of the frontal corners in mature male patterned hairline. This is what defines the frame of a male face as “masculine”. This can easily be restored through hair transplant surgery through follicular unit transplantation.

“I am already taking Propecia and Spironolactone to block my testosterone effect.”

 Anti-testosterone medication can help minimize the effect of miniaturization or the balding of the hair connected with male patterned baldness but it does not stop the balding process completely. This is due to testosterone still being produced by the testicles. Post operative transgendered patients whom have had removal of their testicles as part of a transgender procedure can eliminate testosterone. This in turn can stop the process of male pattern hair loss in patients who are genetically prone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
Your hair transplant surgeon should have a good understanding of facial proportion and female hairline shaping in the process of transsexual hair transplantation. That is why transsexual hair transplantation should be treated meticulously and professionally. There are many different variants between a male and female hairline. This includes the location of the hairline from eyebrow level at mid frontal and laterals; temples need to be restored in a complete female shape; direction and orientation of hair shafts are also different between men and women. These little details and features must be meticulously cared for and that’s what can be expected through quality hair restoration for transgendered patients.
A hair transplant procedure is a good recommendation if you are looking into changing your hairline from a mature male hairline to a feminine one. This may also apply if you are suffering from male patterned baldness. We do recommend that you continue your regular medical treatment of anti-testosterone medication and a hair transplant to reshape the frame of your face. Maximum fullness and a perfect female pattern can generally be achieved through more than one procedure.