Hairline Lowering vs. Hair Transplant: Is There a Difference?

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Despite the fact that they may seem similar, hair transplantation and hairline lowering are two very different procedures. One unique thing about both procedures is that the best procedure for the patient depends on whether they meet the requirements to pass as a good candidate for each.

The Difference Between Hair Transplantation and Hairline Lowering

Hair transplant surgery is the procedure that moves individual hair follicles from an area of high density to the thinned/receding area. The fact that hair follicles are moved individually means that the patients get improved thickness and it appears completely natural. This is the hairline surgery procedure favored by Dr. Diep here at MHTA Clinic.

Hairline lowering, on the other hand, is a procedure that involves lowering the height of a patient’s hairline. Typically, a hairline begins at 5 to 6.5 centimeters above the eyebrows and anything beyond that point seems disproportionate. This is a very efficient and effective procedure where the doctor creates an incision at the natural hairline to remove a portion of the forehead tissue.

This advances the scalp and in turn lowers the hairline. There are numerous factors that go into planning a surgical hairline lowering procedure, some of which include scalp laxity, hair density, and thickness at the hairline, any previous surgery, as well as the direction in which the hair grows.

Even though the doctor makes an incision, it does not mean that it will be visible on the forehead. The doctor is a professional specialist who has a technique to camouflage the incision behind the hairline to make it appear as natural as it should be.

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Which Procedure Is Best?

Regardless of your gender, the quality and not to mention the quantity of your hair, especially at the front, is a source of concern. While both hair transplantation and hairline lowering can change the way a person looks, they have their different pros and cons that your doctor will discuss during your consultation. Typically, hair transplantation is a great procedure when it comes to combating receding hairlines and pattern baldness in both men and women.

This applies when the patient has a history of gradual and hereditary hair loss that has nothing to do with a medical condition. It is a great procedure for people looking to hire a scar on their hairline as well. It works very well as correcting patchy, thin or absent facial hair as well. Dr. Diep is a professional San Jose FUE doctor specializing in hairline surgery for men and women.

Contact Our Bay Area Hair Transplant Doctor Today!

Lastly, the most important takeaway is that you have your hair transplant surgery performed by a reputable and experienced surgeon. With that said, Dr. John Diep of MHTA Clinic is world-class Los Gatos and San Francisco hair transplant doctor with thousands of successful hair transplant surgeries. For more information regarding hairline transplants, call (415) 230-2367 (San Francisco Office), (408) 356-8600 (Los Gatos Office) or contact us online to set up a consultation.