Great Hair Line Design

Rebuilding the Frontal Hairline


Placement of Hairline
The hairline is often the most visible part of the completed hair transplant. Hairline requirements, however, differ from patient to patient. Some patients want a relatively low and dense hairline. Such a requirement is best met for patients who have less hair loss that has stabilized by itself, no family history of extensive hair loss and good availability of donor hair.


A person in his 30s, may have minimal hair loss (receding temples), and may wish to lower the hairline and fill in the temples. The person must be made aware of the possibility of his hair loss progressing, say, in his 40s, to a level where he may require further sessions of hair transplants. Therefore, young patients requesting a hair transplant procedure must remember that their hair loss may progress, necessitating further and repeated hair transplant procedures.


Hair Recession
Reconstructing a new hairline is a skill requiring surgical as well as artistic skill. It is critically important to one’s appearance that a hairline not only be age appropriate the day of the procedure, but look natural as he ages. There is a basic principle of hairline design. The hairline in most individuals starts at 1/2 the distance above the eyebrows, from the distance between the eyebrows and the chin.


The lateral hairline is always in line with the outside of the eye called the lateral canthus. The adult hairline differs from the adolescent hairline by being higher on the forehead and receding slightly over the temples.

The frontal hairline must be natural looking and individualized to each patient, but typically 7-11 centimeters above the glabella (area between the eyes centrally). You can always lower a hairline if you think it is too high, yet it is difficult to raise a transplanted hairline.


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