Riviera Helps Transitioning Clients Achieve Their Hair Replacement Goals
Genetic hair loss is a very common inherited condition that affects the scalp of all men and women. But genetic hair loss, also called pattern baldness, manifests differently for each.
For many people, pattern baldness is something they learn to live with. For others, it is a source of great stress and embarrassment. Those who are uncomfortable with their hair loss often seek hair replacement options to maximize their thinning hair and choose the coverage of a full wig.
For individuals undergoing gender transitions, this stress can be heightened. The question of pattern hair loss can be a critical factor in their transitioning process. Why -because male and female pattern baldness occurs in different ways. Their pattern of hair loss can lead to them being misgendered even after transitioning. It can also hamper their plans for a “new look” as they learn to present themselves comfortably as the person they were born to be.
At Riviera Hair Replacement, we can help transgender individuals have the head of hair they want and a look that can help them feel comfortable and confident. We can design and create a hair integration system that maximizes your existing hair or wigs that provide versatility and style.
We provide discreet, professional, and respectful service, striving all the while to meet your hair goals. Call Riviera today at 516-364-0110 to schedule your free consultation and get started.
How Do Male Pattern Baldness And Female Pattern Baldness Differ?
Understanding the differences between the hairlines of males and females is vital to ensure that your hair reflects the gender with which you identify.
Males tend to have a hairline that starts farther back than females, making the forehead appear more prominent. It also seems to have an M shape, whereas females have a more forward, oval-shaped curved hairline.
As males experience pattern baldness, their hairline recedes further back. They can also begin to noticeably lose hair at the temples, accentuating the M shape. Men can also experience significant hair loss at the crown of their scalp.
Women who experience pattern baldness tend to lose less hair, and when they do, it is usually characterized by general thinness around the temples. It is quite rare for a female to develop a noticeably receding hairline.
Why Might Pattern Baldness Matter to Transgender Individuals?
A reason people transition is so their outside can match their inside. It can be imperative that their outward look corresponds to their gender identity. Hair loss patterns can interfere with this.
Any transgender individual can worry about hair loss, and the effect pattern baldness might have on their appearance. However, for the male to female transitioners, the concern of developing baldness can be much more pronounced. The signature traits of male pattern baldness can be tough to combat when you are transitioning to the female gender.
What Can Transgender Individuals Do About Hair Loss?
Medical professionals helping with your transition can advise how hormones might affect your hair growth and hair loss on your body, face, and scalp. They can also suggest medications, procedures, and treatments that might help you achieve the hair and hairline you want that correspond with your gender identity.
People transitioning can also consider exploring wigs or hair integration. Hair integration can help maximize your hair by seamlessly integrating it with additional hair attached to a comfortable and secure scalp prosthetic.
Of course, Wigs allow you to try different styles, colors, and textures until you find the look that feels most like “you.”
Call Riviera Hair Replacement Today
Call Riviera today at 516-364-0110 to schedule a free hair replacement consultation. Let us help you discover the hair replacement system that can give you a look and feel you want. Our goal for all of our clients is for them to have hair that provides confidence and comfort and helps them feel like themselves.