This question comes from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums:
After researching hair transplant surgery for quite some time now, I have a question: why do some procedures result in a fully restored, “thick” hairline while other results still look slightly receded or thin? Will I be able to recreate a full hairline with hair transplantation?
In my opinion, hairline restoration, in general, should be evaluated on a “case-by-case” basis.
Some patients possess the physiology to obtain a very youthful, thick hairline – minimal balding pattern, great donor characteristics, compliance with preventive methods (like Propecia/finasteride and Rogaine/minoxidil), while others (with higher balding levels, less than ideal donor characteristics, etc) may not. This, and the judgment of the hair transplant surgeon, will essentially determine how the final hairline will appear.
Additionally, remember that in various cases, hairlines can be lowered and continually “filled in” with multiple procedures, and a singular procedure producing a “receding” appearance isn’t necessarily permanent. Essentially, your surgical goals, physiology, and hair restoration plan will ultimately determine the final hairline appearance. It’s difficult to tell how the results will unfurl without first studying your case, but rest assured that open communication with a talented hair restoration physician and realistic planning should create an aesthetically pleasing transformation!
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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