A high hairline can impact more than the aesthetic appearance of the hairline of a person. It can also be a sign that you are losing your hair. In general, the hairline is a physical characteristic where the hair follicles stop in a complete line on the forehead. This line is basically the area that separates where the hair is supposed to grow and where your face is supposed to begin. However, the hairline is not always a solid line that goes across the forehead. It can be higher if you are suffering from hair loss.
It can’t be ignored that a high hairline could be a sign of hair loss. Most people suffering from hair loss have androgenic alopecia (which is also known as male pattern baldness). This condition can get worse as you age which means the hairline can continue to rise unless you visit a doctor to address the issue.
In men, this hair loss can show itself as a receding hairline or the hairline no longer appears as a straight line. Female patents will begin to see their hairline develop into a widening part in the line.
If you want to address the issue of your high hairline, visit a board-certified hair transplant surgeon who specializes in hairline lowering. This procedure is also known as a forehead reduction (by moving the hairline forward an inch or two). It allows patients to gain a more aesthetically pleasing look to the hairline.
A hair transplant can be performed to lower the hairline. The surgeon is able to recreate the hairline into any shape desired by the person suffering from hair loss. The new hairline can be created to give the hairline a straight or round appearance or a hairline that is thick and sharply defined. Once the new hairline is designed by the surgeon, the hair grafts from the donor area of the body can be transplanted into the targeted area.
Hairline lowering can also be performed to lower the height of the hairline. The surgeon will create an incision at the natural hairline in order to remove a portion of the tissue on the forehead. The removal of the tissue advances the scalp and lowers the hairline in the process. A hair transplant can also be performed after this procedure to hide any scars that resulted from the surgery.
The decision between FUE hair transplant and hairline lowering depends on the thickness and density of the hairline, the laxity of the scalp, and the desired final results of the patient. If you are concerned about the appearance of your high hairline, consult with your doctor to determine which procedure is the best option for your specific situation.