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Hairline Transplant - Frontal Hair Transplant

Dr Epameinondas Bonaros is an expert frontal hair transplant surgeon. He offers a cutting-edge FUE hairline transplant in Glasgow from his highly regarded hair transplant clinic.

Among both women and men, typical causes of hair thinning include alopecia areata, scalp infections, scarring and androgenetic alopecia (female or male pattern hair loss). Often also referred to as androgenic alopecia, it is a common balding pattern that results in a lifting hairline. 

The frontal hairline is arguably the most noticeable feature of a head of hair. Your hairline frames your face and is highly visible to yourself and others. The slightest of changes, such as styling your hair in a new way or experiencing hair loss, can make you look very different. This is why 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 just the hairline restoration surgery 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.

Table of Contents

  1. FUE Hair Transplant Surgery for the Hairline
  2. Benefits of an FUE Hair Transplant Procedure
  3. How FUE Hair Transplants are Done
    1. Preparation
    2. Extraction of Hair Follicles
    3. Classification & Storage
    4. Direct Hair Implantation
  4. How We Create a Natural-Looking Hairline
    1. Imperfection is Key
    2. Long-Term Perspective
    3. Lower is Not Always Better
    4. Keeping Proportion with Facial Features
  5. Dr Bonaros: A Patient-First FUE Hair Transplant Specialist

What is 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. Under local anaesthesia, hair follicles are individually extracted from the back of the head. These healthy follicles are then transplanted to fill in balding spots on the hairline or to lower or reshape the hairline.

Combine this treatment with a mid-scalp transplant or crown transplant for a comprehensive full head hair transplant. This 2-day procedure is a popular treatment option amongst patients wanting a full hair transplant.

Benefits of an FUE Hair Transplant Procedure

The FUE implantation method offers some benefits when compared to traditional FUT (follicular unit transplantation) hair transplant surgery. These benefits include:

  • A sutureless, minimally-invasive procedure

  • No linear scar

  • Results that allow you to wear your hair very short if you like

  • Minimal discomfort during the procedure

  • A quicker recovery time

To reshape or restore your thinning hairline, book a FUE hairline hair transplant surgery with Dr Bonaros at his clinic in Glasgow. Schedule a free consultation over Zoom to get started.

great hair transplant result for receding hairline

How FUE Hair Transplants are Done

Dr Epameinondas Bonaros is one of the leading hair transplant surgeons in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Before your FUE receding hairline treatment, he and his team will explain the entire hair transplant timeline to you in detail.

In alignment with the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), each step of your receding hairline transplant and hairline design will be performed using only the highest international standards. This is what you can expect from a typical front hairline transplant surgery at our clinic:

Preparation for Frontal Hair Transplant Surgery

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 to about 1–2mm to prepare for the harvesting of hair grafts.

We use a trichoscope to take photographs of the hair follicles. The trichoscope is an advanced digital camera that combines multiple ultra-bright LEDs with a high-magnification polarising lens. 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.

Dr Bonaros performs trichoscopy in Glasgow hair transplant clinic

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 in the scalp. The size of these is tailored to each patient’s hair characteristics to minimise trauma, avoid a very noticeable scar, and increase the hair follicles’ viability for transplantation.

The hair grafts are always harvested in a random pattern, with adequate spacing between harvest sites. A small percentage of the hairs from the donor area will be removed, ensuring that the end result is unnoticeable to the naked eye.

Classification & Storage of Grafts

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.

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 a sharp hair implanter pen to design each new hairline. 

We do not rely on reusable, traditional Choi implanter pens. Instead, Dr Bonaros uses high-quality, single-use implanters that deliver increased efficiency, safety, and superior performance. 

The implanter pens give Dr Bonaros complete control over the density, depth, angle and direction of the hair follicles. When compared to hair plugs, an early type of hair transplant method that can result in transplanted hair with an unnatural, doll-like appearance, this allows for 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.

To avoid a hair transplant with an unnatural hairline, choose Dr Epameinondas Bonaros as your hair transplant surgeon. Fill in our online assessment form for a free, detailed hair loss assessment, full treatment plan and receding hairline transplant cost estimate.

fue hair transplant recovery timeline immediately post-op
The donor and recipient area immediately post-op.

How We Create a Natural-Looking Hairline

Planning a hair transplant for a receding hairline involves deciding on a natural-looking hairline position on the forehead. To do this, 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 hair thinning or balding, as well as the shape of the face.

By performing an FUE hair transplant with natural hairline positioning, Dr Bonaros aims to sculpt an unnoticeable new hairline. This provides a sustainable result — from the new hair growth phase that starts around 3 months into your hairline transplant recovery to twenty years down the line. 

These are some of the principles we use to achieve natural hair transplant hairlines that are 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 a natural-looking hair transplant, Dr Bonaros disperses several individual hairs irregularly across the hairline. Unlike a perfectly straight hairline hair transplant, these asymmetrical transplanted hair follicles create a more authentic impression.

2000-graft procedure before and after 12 months photos
1500 fue grafts results by Dr Bonaros UK

Long-Term Perspective

Typically, if you are younger or have more severe hair loss, your hairline transplant before and after results should be more conservative. 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. This means future additional procedures might be required to address areas behind the initial hair implants for a receding hairline.

Whether performing 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. Whether considering a hair transplant for a widow's peak that is receding or a treatment for male pattern baldness, it’s key to remember that hairline transplants are permanent procedures.

A flat, low hairline that appears suitable on a young person may start to look unnatural as they grow older. This is especially crucial for young men, where a conservative design is often necessary for a hair transplant in the frontal area of the scalp.

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 may be appropriate.

However, when combating a receding hairline, most 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, older patients in the advanced stages of hair loss with limited donor hair available, or patients with wider facial shapes. 

In cases such as those outlined above, Dr Bonaros will typically recommend a more conservative hairline transplant, striving for a slightly higher new hairline after surgery.

For a men’s hairline transplant, a more mature hairline with a degree of temporal recession will usually create a natural-looking, age-appropriate result that suits most men for their whole life. Often, for men’s and women’s hairline transplant procedures, a more youthful appearance is achieved by not lowering the hairline but rather making it thicker in its current position.

before and after hair transplant results in the Glasgow clinic
Hair transplant result 12 months natural hairline

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 of a front hairline. They may opt for a basic oval hairline shape for 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 personalised 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 at 0141 340 9098 to schedule a consultation with Dr Epameinondas Bonaros.

Dr Bonaros: A Patient-First FUE Hair Transplant Specialist

Dr Epameinondas Bonaros is a prominent hair transplant 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, hairline restoration, and receding hairline treatments. These include medications such as Minoxidil and Finasteride.

Our hair loss clinic is located in Glasgow, but we offer online consultations to cater to patients across the UK. If you think a hairline transplant is right for you, complete our online assessment form to 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.