This following article was written by recommended hair restoration physician Dr. William Lindsey and posted on our Hair Restoration Social Community and Discussion Forums.
I was recently thinking about forehead lifts and the reverse procedure known as hairline lowering. Couldn’t small FUE procedures be used to hide the scars? Perhaps in the case of males who want their hairline lowered in this way, a follicular unit extraction hair transplant could be used to improve the shape of the hairline which, from what I’ve seen, doesn’t always look good in males who undergo hairline lowering.
Yes, a forehead reduction procedure is cheaper and, if done correctly, gives a great result quickly. However, this procedure does come with the the added risk of potentially permanent numbness behind the incision.
Lowering the hairline with hair transplants avoids that risk but uses up valuable and irreplaceable follicular unit grafts that may eventually be needed elsewhere if hair loss progresses.
I recently removed the sutures of a patient who had a brow lift by a doctor down the street a few years ago. He had a really bad scarline. We transplanted 16oo to 1700 grafts via FUE in front of, in, and behind the scar and I think he’ll look great.
William H. Lindsey, MD, FACS