I am a 19 year old male, with a naturally high hairline. You can also call it receding if you like, it goes beyond that curve. It’s been like that since I was born. My hairline from centre of my brow is 5cm, top of my brow is 4.5cm. I do not suffer from genetic hairloss, nor does either my family bloodline. When I say genetic, I say this, because when I took minocycline, an antibiotic to help with acne, it made my skin very weak, dry, and fragile, thus some hair fell out because of this. I went off the medication, and I stopped dropping hair. Problem is, I’ve lost the hair I had while on medication, and hasn’t grown since. But I can live with that. It’s only a minor thinning area. No biggie.
I am the only one cursed with this dreadful big forehead in my family. My dad’s forehead is a bit bigger than normal, but mine surpasses his. I have to cope with this everyday of my life, and I finally decided to take up the courage, fight my embarassment and ask doctors around my area. When I finally gained the courage to pick up the phone, I was deeply disappointed as I was excluded, turned down, and rejected hair transplant.
I have contacted numerous hairloss centres and they rejected me for a hair transplant operation to lower my hairline. I feel truly disappointed at this point in time. They only offer treatments for people have lost/losing hair. She only recommended me rogaine, which is unnecessary in my case. I still have a clear vision of a lower hairline of about 2cm-2.5cm.
I am not doing this because I want to look pretty, I want to have a lower hairline, because I no longer can cope with the comments I receive from people. It really affects my daily life. I was made aware of my forehead from my sister, which I never was aware about, and ever since, I have been getting more comments. When I meet people, they would look up at my hair line, not at my face when talking. It makes me so uncomfortable, and the rest of the day I feel so bad and cannot stop looking in the mirror, thinking “I will never get help, even the doctors rejected me”. How many times must I be rejected because of my hairline? Friends, family, now doctors?
I guess in the end, my question is: Can I get hair transplants to lower my hairline from elsewhere? Are there any other possible ways to lower my hairline by 2cm to 2.5cm?
Hair loss is indeed a dreadful situation for those who are afflicted with the unfortunate fate of the hair loss gene. Add to that a congenital high hairline and it can certainly impact a person’s view of themselves. While I sympathize with the negative social implications of a high / receding hairline in your teenage years, hair transplant surgery is permanent. It is not a short, quick fix. In other words, at your age it is almost impossible to predict how much balding you will have and a quick fix may just accelerate your hair loss. You need to start by getting your hair mapped for miniaturization and have a Master Plan of how to tackle your hair loss problem. You may be a candidate for medications such a Propecia. Propecia will not lower your hairline, though. Your â€œclear visionâ€ of a 2cm to 2.5cm lowering of your hairline may be attainable, but the timing may not be right due to the risk of further hair loss.
Finally, you can probably have a hair transplant elsewhere by doctors who will gladly accept your money. But, that would be in the doctor’s interest, not yours. Whatever you do, even if you find someone to do the surgery, please get another opinion and just don’t get on the first bus that comes along.