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Receding Hairline & Hairline Transplant Surgery

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    What Is A Hairline Hair Transplant?

    A hair transplant for a receding hairline involves relocating hair from the back and sides of the scalp to the receded area at the front. The procedure can often be performed without the need to shave the entire head and this is called an unshaven or minimally shaven hair transplant this is a procedure the surgeons at The Treatment Rooms London specialise in. Newly implanted hair is implanted individually to match the flow and direction of the original hairline so the surgical outcome looks as natural as possible. A hair transplant for a receding hairline takes 9-12 months to grow.

    The new hairline should last 10-20 years or longer depending on the long term stability of your hair loss. Planning an FUE hair transplant for a receding hairline will require careful thought about how you will continue to bald in the future so any new hairline doesn't look unnatural.

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    Dan’s Hairline Transplant

    Type of Surgery : FUE hair transplant

    Hair Loss Level : N/A

    Number of Grafts : 1510

    "If you are concerned about your hair, like a lot of guys are, getting in touch with The Treatment Rooms and making that change is the best thing I’ve ever done for my confidence"

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      Hairline Hair Transplant Surgery at The Treatment Rooms London

      Our Surgeons are experts in planning a hairline that suits patients for a long time. This will take into account your natural facial features and anatomy.

      hairline hair transplant before and after

      Hairline hair transplant 12 months post surgery

      At The Treatment Rooms London our Surgeons are specialists in the FUE hair transplant technique for restoring hair in the hairline. The process involves the extraction of individual healthy hair from the back and sides of the scalp and transplanting them into the hairline to restore hair in an area it has receded in. The process of a receding hairline hair transplant surgery can help:

      • Restore good density in the hairline and temples that blends with the crown and mid-scalp
      • Recreate a cowlick if there was one previously in the hairline
      • Recreate natural hair direction and angulation so the new hair transplant looks no different to your hair previously

      After a hair transplant you will be able to style and groom your hair as normal. Your hairline hair transplant should last 10-20 years or longer.

      Hairline hair transplant cost

      The cost for hairline hair transplant surgery will be based on the amount of recession you have. Typically the price for FUE hair transplant surgery in the hairline ranges between £4,000- £10,000.

      The cost will be dependent on the number of grafts you require for surgery, your hair type and whether you wanted to opt for a minimally shaven or unshaven hairline transplant.

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        Where is your hairline at the moment?

        If you have a receding hairline, you may notice that you fall into the following categories:

        1. Your hairline has receded so much that you have no hairline
        2. Your hairline has receded in the temples so you have an "M" shaped hairline pattern or a "widow's peak"
        3. Your hairline has receded to the middle of your scalp (between your crown and forehead)
        4. Your hairline has thinned but has a general outline

        In most types of hairline recession, the main cause is male pattern baldness (1). This process is caused by DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which causes the hair follicles to become weak and fall out. It is called "pattern baldness" as the same pattern of hair thinning and balding appears in most men affected. The different types of pattern correlative with how severely you have been affected by hair loss. They are summarised in the Norwood Scale as you can see in the picture below.

        Norwood Scale, Male Hair Loss

        By looking at the Norwood Scale you will be able to classify where your hairline is at the moment. If you hairline is at Norwood 2/3 then you should be able to bring your hairline forward to restore it your preferred position. If you are at stage 4a/5/5a/6 you need to think about how much hair you can use to create a hairline that you are happy with. You might better off with a hair transplant that gives you hair you can style over areas of balding. Your plan should be to restore your hairline to a position of Norwood 2 or 3.

        Have a look at Dan who underwent a receding hairline transplant at The Treatment Rooms London. He describes his journey and how his hairline has now grown so well he can style it as he wishes.

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          How much hair do you have that you can transplant?

          Understanding how much hair you have at the back of your head is crucial when planning your hairline transplant. You have a finite supply of hair on the back and sides that you can transplant so you need to carefully plan how best to use it. If you have dense hair at the back then it is likely you will have enough hair to achieve a hairline you would like. For those who don't have enough hair then you will need to carefully plan how you can achieve a hairline you want- especially if you have hair loss on the Norwood Scale 4a/5/5a/6. If you don't have much hair you may decide to have a hair transplant that gives you coverage of hair- this is particularly the case for patients who are Norwood 7. This allows you to style your hair the way you want over areas of hair recession.

          How old are you and will your hairline recede further?

          If you are young (20-27 years old) then you might want to wait until you're 27 years or older before considering surgery especially if you are not taking hair loss medications. This means your surgeon can assess the full pattern of your hair loss. It is important to know how quickly you have receded, so your hair transplant surgeon can plan for future hair loss and therefore a hairline that would suit you as you age.

          Will you be able to prevent any further hairline recession?

          It is likely that everyone will recede further, so you need to make sure you plan for future hair transplants or stabilise your hair loss with medications like Finasteride. Taking Finasteride is an important decision and as with all medications there are side effects which you can read more about here: Finasteride and its side effects.

          receding hairline fue hair transplant before and after 1700 grafts

          Receding hairline fue hair transplant before and after 1700 grafts

          So what hairline should I go for?

          Seeing a hair transplant surgeon is the first step to answering this question. At The Treatment Rooms London our surgeons make sure to take you through all the considerations you need to make before deciding on a hair transplant. We prefer to plan a hairline that is mature which will suit you for the rest of your life.

          A lot of patients request for their hairline to be brought down to match the hairline they had when they were in their late teenager years. It is our opinion that this is not a good idea. Not only will this require many hair grafts that thin your donor zone but also a very low hairline will look unnatural as you age.

          Hairline design for mature hairline hair transplant

          Hairline design for mature hairline hair transplant

          References

          1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4812885/
          2. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hair-loss

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            Authored by

            Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr Roshan Vara

            Dr Roshan Vara

            Full Medical Member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS) Associate Member of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

            GMC Registered - 7458409

            Reviewed by

            Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr Dilan Fernando

            Dr Dilan Fernando

            Royal College of Surgeons

            Full Medical Member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS) Associate Member of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

            GMC Registered - 7458157

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