March 27, 2023
Seneca Hair Restoration
Hair loss or thinning is an issue that can affect people of any age and can be attributed to a range of factors. For both women and men, it can be a source of low self-esteem. Finding a solution can be a challenging and daunting process. When selecting a hair transplant clinic, it is essential to take into account all factors that can affect the success of the surgery.
Androgenic Alopecia: what is it and how it can be treated
Androgenic Alopecia (AGA) is a condition that is prevalent among transgender women MtF and transgender men FtM and requires special treatment. Transgender individuals have a gender identity that differs from their sex assigned at birth, which can induce gender dysphoria – an uneasiness due to the discrepancy between the two.
Hormone replacement therapy, with or without sex reassignment surgery, is often part of gender transitioning and can bring relief for gender dysphoria. In trans women, feminising hormones may help stabilise hair loss if taken at an early age before the onset of androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Nonetheless, hair transplant experts are seeing an increasing amount of trans women who find the effects of AGA particularly upsetting due to the masculine appearance of the receding hairline.
Hair transplant specialists should be cognisant of how gender-affirming hormones influence AGA and address the hair loss worries of each patient uniquely.
Transgender and non-binary hair transplantation requires the same surgical methodology and technology as cisgender hair restoration but needs a greater level of precision, artistry, and skill to attain the desired outcome. For transgender women (MtF), a special approach is necessary when it comes to hairline design, with a feminine, softer, and more rounded hairline usually desired. Conversely, transgender men (FtM) may prefer a more masculine, M-shaped hairline. In addition, transgender men have the option of creating moustaches, beards, and sideburns to attain a more masculine look.
Seneca’s Medical Personnel Expertise in Hair Loss Diagnosis and Treatment
At Seneca Medical Group, we specialise in complex and meticulous hair transplantations for transgender individuals. Seneca’s personnel are experienced in the intricate process of achieving hair transplant results that accurately reflect each patient’s gender identity.
We are proud to introduce the Direct FUE technique, wherein a specialised implanter pen is used to re-implant hair into the scalp. Our highly skilled surgeons employ this technique to ensure high-quality results that mimic the natural direction, angulation, density, and flow of hair.
We also recommend non-surgical treatments such as minoxidil, finasteride, mesotherapy, PRP, supplements, and other hair products as potential solutions to achieve the desired results.
It is essential to emphasise that anyone suffering from hair loss should be properly diagnosed by a hair specialist, to rule out any other potential pathological causes such as autoimmune dermatological diseases, deficiencies, drug-induced Alopecia, and other similar conditions that may resemble AGA.
Seneca Medical Group has more than 35 years of experience in research, diagnosis, and treatment of hair loss.
It combines modern scientific treatment methods, new technologies, and the application of personalised solutions. All treatments are performed exclusively by physicians, certified by the Seneca Training & Research Centre, adhering to strict quality protocols.