Hairline Transplant - Frontal Hair Transplant
Among both women and men, typical causes of hair thinning include alopecia areata, scalp infections, scarring and androgenetic alopecia. A very common balding pattern that results is a lifting hairline.
The frontal hairline is arguably the most noticeable feature of a head of hair. Your hairline frames your facial features and is highly visible to yourself and to others. The slightest of changes, such as styling your hair differently or hair loss in this region, can make you look very different. It is for this reason that many women and men who begin to lose hair around their hairlines seek out a safe, permanent solution to attain a fuller head of hair.
A FUE hair transplant procedure at our leading hair transplant clinic in Scotland could be what you need to regain your self-confidence.
Book a free Zoom consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for a natural hairline transplant.
FUE Hair Transplant Surgery for the Hairline
The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hairline lowering surgery is a minimally-invasive cosmetic surgical procedure to treat thinning hair in this area. Under local anaesthesia, hair follicles are individually extracted discretely from the back of the head, and these follicles are then transplanted to fill in balding spots on the hairline or to lower or reshape the hairline.
The FUE implantation method offers a number of benefits when compared to the traditional FUT hair transplant surgery, including:
- A sutureless, minimally invasive procedure
- Unnoticeable scarring with no linear scar
- Results that allow you to wear your hair very short if you like
- Less discomfort during the procedure
- A quicker recovery time
To reshape or restore your hairline, book with Dr Bonaros for an FUE hairline hair transplant surgery at his clinic in Glasgow. Schedule a free consultation over Zoom to get started.
How FUE Hair Transplants are Done
Dr Epameinondas Bonaros is a leading hair transplant surgeon in Scotland and the UK. Before your FUE receding hairline treatment, he and his team will explain the entire receding hairline transplant timeline to you in detail.
In alignment with the International Society of Hair Restoration Society (ISHRS), each step of your hair transplant and hairline design will be performed using only the highest international standards. From start to finish, this is what you can expect from a typical front hairline transplant at our clinic:
Before a hairline transplant for female or male patients, the hair in the donor area (usually on the back and sides of the head) is clipped short to about 1-2mm to prepare for the harvesting of hair grafts. Depending on the individual situation, this can be done in a way that can be easily covered up.
We use a trichoscope, an advanced digital camera that combines multiple ultra-bright LEDs with a high-magnification polarising lens to take photographs of the hair follicles. We are then able to identify your hair’s unique characteristics, such as the diameter of the hair shaft, curl pattern, hair growth direction and angle, and the proportion of hair per graft. This information allows us to make data-based decisions and create strategies that are tailored on a microscopic level to each individual patient.
Extraction of Hair Follicles
A FUE hair transplant to the lower hairline starts with the extraction of healthy hair follicles using surgical micro-punches that make incredibly small incisions, the size of which is tailored to each patient’s hair characteristics to minimise trauma and increase the hair follicles’ viability for transplantation.
The hair grafts are always harvested in a random pattern with adequate spacing between harvest sites and a minimal percentage of the hairs from the donor area will be removed, ensuring that the end result is unnoticeable to the naked eye.
Classification & Storage
The harvested grafts are placed in a petri dish, wherein we meticulously evaluate and classify each follicle under high-magnification stereo microscopes that produce a 3D image of the grafts.
To ensure the highest possible rate of graft survival, we store the follicles in a chilled HypoThermosol® solution. HypoThermosol® is a storage solution that has been shown to optimise the biopreservation of the hair follicles and increase donor hair viability before they are implanted.
Direct Hair Implantation
We use the direct implantation method for our hairline implants. Rather than regular forceps, we utilise the latest in graft placement technology to design each new hairline: a sharp hair implanter pen.
We do not use the traditional Choi implanter pens that are reusable. Dr Bonaros specialises in the cutting-edge technology of high-quality, single-use implanters that deliver increased efficiency, safety, and superior performance.
When to compared to hair plugs, an early type of hair transplant method that can result in transplanted hair with an unnatural, doll-like appearance, the implanter pens give Dr Bonaros complete control over the density, depth, angle and direction of the hair follicles so that he can deliver an incredibly natural hairline restoration. This method also streamlines the hairline transplantation procedure as it does not require premade incisions to be made on the frontal scalp.
Choose Dr Epameinondas Bonaros as your hair surgeon to avoid a hair transplant with an unnatural hairline. Fill in our online assessment form for a free, detailed hair transplant assessment and full treatment plan.
How We Create a Natural-Looking Hairline
When planning a hair transplant for a receding hairline and deciding on a natural-looking hairline position on the forehead, we consider a number of important factors, including the patient’s preferences, the thickness of the donor hair, the hair type, the current and anticipated stage of balding, as well as the shape of the face.
By performing an FUE hair transplant with a natural hairline, Dr Bonaros aims to sculpt unnoticeable hair transplant hairlines that have a sustainable result after your hairline transplant recovery when new hair begins to grow, as well as twenty years down the line. These are some of the principles we use to achieve a natural result that is tailored to each patient:
Imperfection is Key
Even the thickest hairlines and those with little to no hair loss will showcase natural imperfections. From corners of slight recession and differing heights to V-shaped widow’s peaks, hairlines are never perfectly symmetrical ovals.
In cosmetic surgery, achieving symmetry and avoiding unevenness or irregularity is typically the primary aim. However, for both the frontal male and frontal female hair transplant, a straight hairline that is perfectly even can result in a wig-like, unnatural look. A touch of intentional asymmetry is an essential factor for inconspicuous hair transplantation. To achieve this, Dr Bonaros disperses a couple of individual hairs irregularly across the hairline to create a more natural and authentic impression.
Typically, the younger you are and the more severe your hair loss, the more conservative your hairline transplant before and after results should be. The reason for this goes beyond a limited donor supply.
We need to account for the possibility that the patient’s hair loss will progress with age, and additional procedures might be required in the future to address the areas behind the initial hair implants for a receding hairline.
Whether the treatment is for a male, female or MTF hairline surgery, Dr Bonaros aims to create a new hairline that looks as attractive and age-appropriate from the get-go as it does thirty years down the line. Hairline transplants are permanent procedures, and a flat, low hairline that appears suitable on a young person may start to look unnatural as you grow older. This is especially crucial for young men, where a conservative design is often necessary.
Lower is Not Always Better
In instances where a patient has a family history of low hairlines, minimal or stable hair loss, or a facial shape that suits lower hairline designs, a lower hairline transplant may be appropriate.
However, many patients should avoid a drastically low hairline transplant. We do not recommend this approach for young patients who are predisposed to aggressive future hair loss, for older patients in the advanced stages of hair loss with limited donor hair available, or for patients with wider facial shapes. In cases such as those outlined above, Dr Bonaros will typically recommend a more conservative front receding hairline, striving for a higher, more mature hairline transplant.
For a men’s hairline transplant, a hairline with a degree of temporal recession will usually create a natural-looking, age-appropriate result that suits most men for their whole life. For a men’s or women’s hairline transplant, often a more youthful appearance is achieved not by lowering the hairline but by making the hairline thicker in its current position.
Keeping Proportion with Facial Features
When it comes to hairline positioning and facial aesthetics, everything comes down to ratios and proportions. The hairline position is not a fixed distance from your eyebrows.
Some clinics use a cookie-cutter approach for every hair transplant for the front hairline, using a basic oval hairline shape every patient, regardless of their individual face shape and the ratio of their features. As a highly experienced female and male hairline restoration surgeon, Dr Bonaros is able to design a hairline that matches the natural contours of your face to create a more aesthetically pleasing end result.
Restore your hairline and regain your confidence with a hair treatment for a receding hairline at our Glasgow clinic. Get in touch with us on 07708 627966 to schedule a consultation with Dr Epameinondas Bonaros.
Dr Bonaros: A Patient-First FUE Hair Transplant Specialist
Dr Epameinondas Bonaros is a prominent surgeon specialising in hair restoration procedures in Scotland. He is a full member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery (BAHRS) and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), a globally recognised medical association known for its commitment to the highest standards of medical practice, ethical conduct and cutting-edge research in the field of medical hair restoration.
Besides a FUE hair transplant for a receding hairline and other parts of the scalp, beard and body, Dr Bonaros offers many other safe and effective non-surgical hair loss and receding hairline treatments, including medications such as Minoxidil and Finasteride.
Our clinic is located in Glasgow, but we offer online consultations to cater to patients across the UK. By completing our online assessment form, you can receive initial advice and a frontal hair transplant cost estimate within 48 hours from Dr Bonaros.
If you’re looking for a safe and effective receding hairline solution or frontal baldness treatment using the latest technology, book a free Zoom consultation with Dr Epameinondas Bonaros. Contact us to find out more about how a FUE frontal hair transplant can help you get your confidence back.