Hairline Lowering

Hairline lowering refers to different procedures. Surgical hairline lowering is when a surgeon makes an incision along the front of the hairline. The hairline is moved forward through the removal of excess forehead skin. The incision is camouflaged by the first few rows of hair. A hair transplant lowers the hairline by filling in the sides within the temples and the receding hairline with hair grafts to increase the overall hair density. The hair grafts are placed in tiny incisions in the front of the hairline and between the existing hairs in the hairline. The transplanted hairs are placed in the direction the hair naturally grows to achieve the desired density.

Ideal candidates are women in their 20s and 30s with no personal or family history of hair loss as well as patients with a high or receding hairline. In addition, patients with a large forehead or someone with flexible forehead skin are good candidates. Another ideal candidate is someone with hair follicles that are thick at the hairline so the incision can be properly hidden.

The cost for hairline lowering depends on the area of the country where it is performed, any fees charged by the doctor or the facility and the technique used by the surgeon. The cost is normally anywhere from $8000-$12,000 although it can be higher if a hair transplant is performed since the doctor will charge a “per graft” fee for the hair grafts.

There will be some swelling and bruising above the brows and around the eyes that will last for a few days after the procedure. There will also be some numbness in the front of the scalp for a few weeks. In general, the results should be noticeable immediately after surgical hairline lowering. A hair transplant involves a temporary shedding of hair in the front of the scalp as the hair enters a resting phase. The hair will grow back but it can take up to a year for hair transplant results to be fully visible. The final results of both techniques are considered to be permanent