The hair transplant for receding hairline is a non-invasive cosmetic surgery for people suffering from balding, receding hairlines or loss of density in the temple area.
This temples and hairline area is the starting point of male pattern baldness. With a hair transplant, hairline problems such as an irregular hairline or a receding hairline due male pattern baldness or the aging process can be solved. Also, this procedure can be an option for patients going through gender transitioning or with a high or irregular hairline.
People who undergo a hair transplant for a receding hairline will have some of their hair taken from the donor area of the nape, extracted, and implanted to the temple area. The implanted hair will populate it permanently, solving problems of loss of density or baldness. Hair transplant can be performed only with the patient’s personal hair.
A hair transplant for temple points follows the same process as a FUE or DHI hair transplantation. The surgeon will select which technique will be appropriate for the patient and his/her characteristics and concerns.
Can hair transplant fix receding hairline?
Yes. A hair transplant for front hairline is the answer for problems of hair loss, thinning in the temples area and a receding hairline. It’s also very in demand as a cosmetic surgery by people interested in hair transplants.
As you can imagine by the name, this type of transplantation is limited to the area of the temples and the hairline.
Is it possible to have hair transplantation only in the temple area? Yes!
To see our frontal hair transplant results, please check before-after photos.
Before the surgery of hair transplant hairline, you need to be sure you will be the ideal candidate for the transplantation. Not everybody can undergo a hair transplantation and to plan the surgery properly will be very important to get the excellent results you want.
Firstly, it will be essential to analyze the temples area, making sure the hair loss is not momentary and passing. It will then be important to diagnose the causes behind the hair loss and if the hair loss is stable or still going strong.
- People suffering from male pattern baldness
- People suffering from female pattern baldness
- People with high and irregular hairlines
- Transgender patients
can undergo a hair transplant for their receding hairlines.
If you have doubts, please contact our assistants. They will happily help you with your doubts about hair transplant at Dr Serkan Aygin Clinics.
Can hair transplant cure male pattern baldness?
One of the most common reason of hair loss at the hairline is male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss is a disorder that makes hair fall in the upper and central area of the head, from the temple area to the vertex area, over time and in a gradual way.
Over 50% of men at 50 years old present hair loss and baldness linked to male pattern baldness (also called androgenetic alopecia). The susceptibility is passed on from both the paternal and maternal part of the family. This hereditary baldness makes the patient’s hair follicles sensitive to testosterone, to be more precise to its derivative, the DHT. This susceptibility makes the hair follicles miniaturize and gradually fall out permanently.
In most of the patients, male pattern baldness starts from the hairline and temple area. This creates a receding hairline and with time it gets more and more deep. Then it extends to the central area and then to the vertex area of the head.
People suffering from female pattern baldness
Pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia doesn’t affect just men. Female androgenetic alopecia or female pattern baldness it’s considered to be the female counterpart. This is also hereditary and has the same causes. Though the causes are the same, the manifestation of hair loss it’s different between men and women.
Usually in women, there area affected may be widespread to all areas of the head. In other cases, there is a hair fall limited to an area like the one of men. Women can undergo hair transplant for women in the second case of localized hair fall. If the hair fall is localized in one area like the temples the patient will be a good candidate for hair transplantation. This won’t be the case if it’s only a loss of volume everywhere
People with high and uneven hairlines
The hair transplant hairline is not a choice only for people suffering from male or female pattern loss.
More and more patients nowadays undergo hair transplant hairline as a solution for a high forehead from birth or created by aging. Also, it can be a solution for an uneven hairline that is not pleasing for the patient.
The doctor will draw a new hairline. It will be lower, more precise, more aesthetically pleasing, appropriate for the features and age of the patients.
Frontal Hair Transplants
Front hairline transplant is not different from the hair transplant in larger areas of the head. It will follow the same steps: anesthesia and sedation first, then removal of the grafts, opening of the micro-openings (channels) and insertion of the hair grafts. It will last less time since there’s less hair to transplant in a smaller area, usually 3 to 4 hours.
It’s important for the patient’s satisfaction and to get optimal result to draw an aesthetically pleasing, proportionate and natural-looking hairline, and most importantly suitable for the patient’s features. Typically, this type of surgery is performed using the DHI technique. Yet, every patient is a different case and only the surgeon will be able to pick the appropriate technique and procedure.
The importance of the hairline design
In every hair transplantation but especially in hair transplant at the hairline, the hairline design is extremely important. The hairline will be permanent and if done incorrectly it can look fake. Nobody wants an unnatural, sharp hairline that looks like a bad wig.
Designing a good hairline not only requires medical and scientific knowledge. an aesthetic and artistic attitude, a lot of precision and a steady hand are also required.
The influencing factors to be considered when designing a hairline are:
- The gender of the patient: the patient’s new hairline’s shape will change based on the gender. Men tend to have a more curved line meanwhile women tend to have a straighter line.
- The muscles on the forehead: the grafts must be inserted in the forehead area where there are no muscles.
- Age: the hairline naturally recedes with age. An older patient couldn’t have the same low hairline as a young man hairline or there will be a wig-like and unnatural effect.
- Forehead width: the doctor will decide how round and curved the hairline will be according to how large the forehead is.
- Hair Direction: to get a successful hair transplant you always must adapt to the natural angle and direction of the hair. The hairline should be planned so that hair is positioned in a zig zag position and not a straight line.
- Patient preferences: the surgeon should always ask about the patient’s opinion and preferences to best meet his needs and preferences. Together they will decide the best solution.
How is hair transplantation at the hairline performed?
Hair transplant at the temples is no different from any other hair transplant and follows the usual order and procedure.
Medical examination and preparation: during the examination, Dr. Serkan Aygin will ask about the patient’s health, analyze the level of male pattern baldness, the possible evolution of it, and features of the patient hair loss to outline the perfect hairline and choose the best personalized solution for the patient.
Sedation and anesthesia: in the Soft FUE surgery sedation and anesthesia are used to completely get rid of any painful sensation, any anxiety or any worries during the duration of the surgery. The anesthesia is always local, and the patient will be conscious during the whole surgery. They can rest or sleep if they want to. It’s also possible to take short breaks to go to the toilet, drink or eat.
Graft removal: the first part of hair transplantation receding hairline. These grafts are taken from the area on the back of the head one by one. These grafts are then stored in a sterile and cold environment to keep them healthy and vital.
Opening the channels: This part is performed at the hairline. Microscopic channels are created. They will house the grafts previously extracted. These holes must be created with a precise angle, distance, and direction to ensure a natural-looking, successful, and dense hair transplantation.
Insertion of the grafts: the grafts collected and stored in a cold environment are then inserted one by one into the small channels until the transplant is completed.
In a DHI hair transplant, the opening of these channels and the insert of the grafts are performed in the same moment using the Choi Implanter.
For more info, read our article on the DHI Transplant .
DHI and FUE: what should I prefer?
Always keep in mind the doctor will be the one making the final decision about the appropriate technique of hair transplant better suited for the patient. However, patients are always curious about the techniques of hair transplantation and want to pick the best one for them.
The DHI transplant is a variation of the FUE. It uses a Choi Implanter pen to open the channels and inserts the grafts simultaneously.
Typically, in a hair transplant at the hairline the DHI technique is preferred. Complete shaving of the hair is avoided, and the DHI allows for a more delicate surgery on the skin and a faster postoperative care are benefits of this technique.
The FUE technique is preferred for a transplant in larger areas, with a bigger number of grafts.
Will I need a second hair transplant?
Patients undergo hair transplant for a receding hairline when they are in the early stages of male pattern baldness. Androgenetic alopecia can continue even after the hair transplantation, creating new bald or thinning areas and requiring second hair transplant in some cases.
Therefore, it’s important to perfectly plan the surgery when the alopecia is stable and not in a moment of strong progression.
A doctor will and should be able to recognize the state of progression of the hair loss and to plan the hair transplant at the correct time to avoid the need for a second in the immediate future or after just a few years.
Hair transplant for receding hairline cost
The cost of a hair transplant for receding hairline is usually not different from other types of hair transplants.
That’s because the procedure, costs and the team required for the hair transplant are the same. Most all clinics no longer offer a price based on the grafts number but offer deals based on the transplantation technique and any additional medical therapy.
Hair transplantation in Turkey allows for interventions at a competitive hair transplant price while having the surgery performed in a modern and advanced infrastructure.