Hairline Advancement- Hairline Lowering at Dezire clinic, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, India
An overly high or very low hairline can actually dampen the beauty of a woman’s face and take all unnecessary attention instead of her lips or eyes even if they are beautiful. The hairline advancement/lowering procedure can lower the overly high hairline whether due to genetics, hair loss, or prior surgery such as brow lifts. Women with high forehead are the most common candidates for this procedure for shortening the high forehead. In addition, this opportunity can be used to actually change the shape of the hairline, making it more oval or rounded by filling in the upper temporal/side regions, creating a more feminine appearance.
Reasons for hairline lowering surgery:
- Genetic hair loss leading to high forehead
- Prior brow lift surgery making the forehead smaller
- Hairline is much higher than desired from eyebrow level. The ideal distance of hairline from eyebrow is 5-7 cm.
- Due to ageing eyebrows droop making the forehead higher.
Hairline lowering procedure
There are two techniques that can be used to advance the hairline. Most common, is with hair transplants because it comes with many advantages. In this technique, as many as 2,800 or more hair grafts can be placed in a single procedure with natural appearing results
1. MaX FUE Technique or FUE hair transplant for hairline
The grafts, each containing 1 to 3 hair roots are taken from the back of the scalp with a motorized punch and with the help of implanters they are placed in the natural direction, angle and depth of growth, in front of as well as between the existing hairline hair in order to increase density. Most patients are fully presentable from next day and allowed to resume normal activities, including exercise and hair washing. The transplanted hair fall out after 3 weeks, and then start to regrow at 3 months. The final results will be seen in 6-9 months time. The hair can grow not only in areas that once had hair, but also in areas where hair never grew. The donor hair are taken from the back of the scalp and then they continue to grow for patient’s life. To provide a natural appearance, the hair are transplanted primarily one and occasionally two at a time, with the finest hair up front, the natural way the hairline hair grow. There are no risks or side effects involved in the FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT procedure. The donor site, from where the hair are removed, within a week without showing any visible decrease in the density.
2. Surgical hairline advancement
The other technique is a surgical procedure that involves shortening the forehead while surgically moving the hairline forward. In this procedure an incision is taken right along the front of the hairline. Sometimes along with shortening the forehead; the eyebrows can be raised up, if the patient wants to, so that a brow lift is performed. In the result a fine line incision scar is left along the hairline which typically heals completely and is barely visible. Additionally our team will design the procedure in such a way that hair will be growing from the hairline lowering surgery scar. This procedure is surely a bigger procedure than transplanting with hair FUE grafts. Most patients are presentable at 5 to 7 days, and the sutures come out at around a week. However,due to the invasive nature of this procedure, the recovery takes longer and more and more patients prefer the FUE hair transplant.
Some of the side effects of this procedure include:
- Numbing of forehead- Numbing of the forehead normally happens after the surgery and can last up to some months after surgery.
- Swelling of the treated area- This is a usual side effect of the surgery.
- Bleeding around surgery area can be a possibility.
- Prolonged healing
- Can lead to a long, linear scar.
- Pimples can grow along the scar.
Candidates for Hairline Lowering Procedure
For the surgical advancement procedure to be successful, the patient needs at least a moderate amount of flexibility of the scalp along the frontal region. To test scalp flexibility the surgeon will place his/her index finger along midline of hairline and move it to see how high or low it can go. If the finger moves a total of an inch or so, then it’s good enough for to lower the hairline enough.
Most patients prefer hair graft over the surgical advancement. It takes away the need for making an incision along the hairline, and is a much less involved surgical procedure. Another advantage of hair grafting is that our surgeons can use this opportunity to achieve better rounding out of the hairline, especially filling in and lowering the sides.
Hairline lowering surgery recovery time:
With FUE hairline hair transplant technique, the recovery is almost immediate. The patient is presentable and allowed to carry out regular activities starting the next day. In 6-9 months you will be able to see the full and final result of the procedure with permanent hair growth.
With surgical hairline advancement procedure it takes about 5-7 days for the patient to be presentable and the sutures come out around 1 week.
Side effects of surgical hairline advancement:
The FUE procedure has no stitches or scars hence the recovery time is almost immediate and hence there are no side effects involved in this procedure.
In surgical hairline advancement the incision takes about a week to heal and leaves a linear scar. However with the help of hairline design experts on our team, they plan the procedure in such a way that hair grows from the scar and it’s hardly visible after it heals completely.
Advantages of the hairline advancement:
Women and men with very high forehead can benefit from this procedure and use this opportunity to redesign and reshape the hairline, in women making the hairline more oval or rounded by filling in the upper temporal/side regions, creating a more feminine appearance.
Hairline lowering surgery cost in India
Cost of hairline advancement or hairline lowering treatment depends upon the actual procedure done. Hence it will differ from patient to patient. Please make an appointment with our clinic at Pune, Bangalore, Delhi or Gurgaon. On your visit our expert staff will guide you about the procedure to be done and exact cost for your procedure.