Creating natural, undetectable results is the most important aspect of any hair transplant procedure. One way hair restoration physicians ensure an impressive post-operative appearance is by creating a natural hairline. But how do hair transplant surgeons re-create a normal hairline during surgery? What do patients need to know about surgical hairline restoration?
In order to answer these important questions, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Paul Rose recently wrote an article about creating natural hairlines with hair transplant surgery. According to Dr. Rose:
Hair restoration treatments have come a long way since the “pluggy” procedures of the late ’80s. Still, many patients are hesitant to take the plunge, often worrying that a hair transplant procedure will produce an outcome that is unnatural in appearance. The thought alone can make one feel anxious, and receiving a bad hair transplant may do more to harm one’s self esteem, confidence, and self image than the original balding scalp.
To help patients feel more comfortable with hair transplant surgery, it may be helpful to consider the 5 characteristics of a natural-looking hairline. By understanding how the frontal hairline is supposed to look, patients are empowered to ask the right kind of questions during a transplant consultation. While it is not recommended that patients be disrespectful or overtly critical of any physician, it is nevertheless important that patients know what to look for when asking how their hairline will be reconstructed. Then, patients can be more confident in the physician’s ability to deliver an end-result that is truly natural in appearance.
The 5 Characteristics of a Natural Hairline
- Hairline Undulation
- Irregular Irregularity
- Variable Thickness
- Graduation of Density
- Random Dispersion of “Island Hairs”
By focusing on these 5 characteristics, a frontal hairline will be constructed in a way that exudes natural texture and dispersion. Patients are encouraged to ask physicians about each of these fundamentals to gain a better understanding of how he or she implements such techniques to deliver an natural and authentic end-result.
Blake – aka Future_HT_Doc