This woman was born with a high hairline, which appears more common in women than in men. These women see it in their early teens and they have few alternatives to surgery. There are two approaches to the surgery:
- A hair transplant, which is performed like a typical man’s hair transplant when his hairline rises either by a high maturing hairline or just genetic balding (which almost always starts in the front).
- A surgical hairline lowering procedure (like a reverse brow lift) commonly done by plastic surgeons. The advantage of the hairline lowering procedure is that the results are instantaneous and once the swelling has gone away, the hairline is located in its new position. On occasion, a scar forms at the leading edge requiring a limited hair transplant to hide it.
The patient shown below opted for the 1st method (transplant) and had 1432 grafts about 18 months ago. She is quite pleased with the results of a single transplant session (performed by Dr. Jae Pak). Sometimes when a person has very fine dark hair and white skin, a second session is required to obtain the desired results. Click the photos below to enlarge.
After hair transplant of 1432 grafts