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Transgender Hair Transplant

You may consider a transgender hair transplant to achieve your aesthetic goals if you are a female-to-male or male-to-female transgender patient. As more people identify themselves as transgender, reshaping and adjusting their hairline may be part of their transition process. We at Dr. Bonaros Hair Transplant Clinic in Glasgow are happy to assist you with your hair restoration surgery journey. In this article, we explore both surgical and non-surgical hair loss treatments for transgender patients to aid in their transition.
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A transgender hair transplantation procedure is simply a hair transplant designed with your transition in mind. When undergoing gender reassignment, hair transplantation can be used to alter the gender-specific appearance of the patient. In the process of undergoing a transition, you may need help reshaping and adjusting your hairline. An FUE hair transplant can restore a full and natural looking head of hair to those transitioning from female to male, and to those transitioning from male to female, the surgery can help form a more feminine hairline. A hair transplant can alleviate gender dysphoria caused by hairlines and high foreheads.


A hair transplant is a popular procedure among the transgender community as it can alter the appearance of your hairline and add volume and thickness to thinning areas. In transgender hair transplant surgery, a patient’s transition is taken into consideration. The procedure will be tailored entirely to each patient’s needs, whether they’re transitioning from MtF or FtM. As a male’s hairline is different from a woman’s hairline, the appropriate measures will be discussed during a detailed consultation before the procedure.

Female To Male Hair Transplant

As you transition from female to male, the use of male hormones will change your physical appearance, as well as your hair. The reason for this is because testosterone is converted into DHT, which is thought to cause male pattern baldness. Hair follicles can be miniaturized and shed as a result of DHT.

As part of your transition from female to male, you may experience male pattern baldness.

Eventually, you can develop male pattern baldness, which has the characteristic pattern of a receding hairline and/or thinning crown.

Hair transplantations using FUE can be a very effective form of hair restoration, as the procedure can give a natural look with a long-lasting result.

As you transition from female to male, your beard hair will grow, but some may find that it is patchy or not as thick as they would like. In this case, a beard transplant can be used to create a more masculine beard.

Male To Female Hair Transplant

During your transition to female, the change in oestrogen levels can counteract the effect of DHT on hair, which, in turn, can prevent male pattern hair loss (MPHL). Nonetheless, if balding had already started before the transition process, you might have thinning areas on your scalp or even a hairline that resembles that of a receding male hairline.

The FUE hair transplant is a viable option to correct your hairline and provide a more feminine look.

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Typical female hairlines

As soon as you have completed your transition, you may want to add a feminine touch to your hairline. Hair transplants can transform a receding hairline with deepening temporal recessions, typically seen in men, into a much more feminine curved hairline.

Transgender Hair Transplant Cost

An average cost of a transgender hair transplant is around £4500, with costs starting from as low as £3000. Costs will vary depending on your hair characteristics, and factors such as the overall complexity of your hair transplant and the number of grafts required. You can read more about the hair transplant cost here.

Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments For Transgender Patients

If you are considering a transgender FUE hair transplant, we recommend trying non-surgical hair loss treatments first, as they are less invasive.

The effectiveness of the medical, non-surgical hair loss treatments varies for each patient. 

Based on the current stage of your hair loss and your goals, Dr Bonaros can advise you on the best treatment option.

Finasteride, for example, works by directly blocking the enzymes that convert testosterone into DHT, thereby halting the balding process. 

Minoxidil is a stimulant treatment that prolongs the anagen phase of the hair follicle and transforms miniaturised follicles into terminal hairs. 

The most appropriate and effective type of hair restoration treatment for you will depend on many factors, including the type and stage of your hair loss, your age, lifestyle, goals, and stage of transition.

However, the advancement of FUE hair transplants and non-surgical hair loss treatments has made it easier for transgender patients to receive treatments to aid in their transition.

How We Can Help With Your Transition

We offer free consultations to evaluate your hair loss and provide you with the best option for your needs. Dr Bonaros will walk you through the recommended treatment options and answer any questions you may have. At your consultation, Dr Bonaros will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of the number of grafts you will need and the cost of your treatment.

Our consultations are private and confidential and give you the opportunity to meet your hair transplant surgeon and ask any questions you may have

If you’re thinking of taking the next step towards your transformation and would like to know more, contact Dr. Bonaros today for a discreet, free consultation.