Hair loss can be a difficult emotional experience to face at any age, regardless of gender. Hair restoration methods vary depending on the individual, and the cause of hair loss is important to consider when selecting treatment options.
Men’s Hair Loss
Male Pattern Baldness (or androgenic alopecia) is hereditary, often beginning as young as age 21. By Age 35, 2/3 of all men experience significantly thinning hair. Other factors may include medications, stress, hyperthyroidism, and iron deficiency.
Women’s Hair Loss
Hair loss in women is a more complicated and challenging issue. 40% of women will experience visible hair loss or thinning hair by age 40. Hair loss in women can have a significant impact on a woman’s confidence levels. Common causes include alopecia and telogen effluvium. Some other common medical conditions and medications that can result in hair loss include birth control pills, low iron levels, anemia, hypothyroidism and polycystic ovary syndrome. There are several hair loss treatment options available for women.
For transgender patients, wherever you are in the transition process, we offer several options to alter and enhance desired characteristics. The shape of a hairline and the absence or presence of facial hair are two of the defining characteristics that contribute to a more masculine or feminine appearance. Scalp advancement, to alter a hairline, can be performed to achieve the patient’s desired hairline.