My hairline is starting to look like my son’s hairline. The frontal part in the mid-line has gone up about 1/2 inch, and my corners have disappeared creating a V-shape to my hairline. I am 52 years old.
Women’s hairlines often rise up to an inch as a woman ages. Menopause accentuates the hair loss process, and it is reported that about 50% of women past menopause lose their hair and are balding to some degree. This could be seen as a thinning hairline with overall thinning in the front, top, and crown of the head, or receding hairline with a disappearance of the corner hairline.
I am assuming that this lady has seen these changes recently. She is of menopausal age. The normal female hairline is located on the crease of the furrowed brow; however, as the hairline in women rise with age, it may rise as much as a full inch from the crease of the furrowed brow in the mid-line. Additionally, the corners of the frontal hairline often becomes thinner with age, taking on the shape of the male’s mature hairline as this lady is reporting.
In women who have plastic surgery of the face, hair lines and frontal corners are often impacted with hair loss. Brow lifts induce frontal loss and lift the frontal hairline back, increasing the size of the forehead. Is is very common to see frontal corner hair loss after facelifts and brow lifts. We commonly get referrals from plastic surgeons for women who complain about the hair line changes after a facelift.
Hair transplants can address hair line issues reasonably well and can lower the frontal hairline back to the crease of the furrowed brow. The corners can also be filled in with hair transplants.