Female Hairline Lowering

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So in this podcast, I'm going to talk about female hairline lowering. So there's a couple of approaches for female hairline lowering. The first is to physically lower or advance the hairline forward in some females. And the second is to use hair transplantation. Which one is better. And why? So females have the advantage over men in that their hair loss is typically much more stable. Females typically have diffused hair loss patterns, and they typically don't have hair loss patterns that are going to be seen in men where they can have lost at the temples loss of the crown. It tends to be much more diffused. So for these reasons, many females are great candidates for forehead reductions or advancement procedures or hairline advancements. And the way this procedure works is you make an incision. So that the hairs can actually grow through your newly, newly advanced hairs are going to grow through your scar and you can reduce one centimeter up to four centimeters of skin from your forehead.

By reducing the forehead. Patients can have a much better shape of their face at that same time. Sometimes we can lift up their brows and overall you can make a big difference in female patients. One of the main issues though with this procedure is that patients can have a visible scar, right where their hairline is supposed to begin. In addition to, if the surgeon uses a straight line approach, you can see a straight scar, which can be pretty obvious to other doctors who are looking at this and other patients. So that's why we want to make sure there's some waviness or design in this forehead lowering approach. Hair Transplantation has the advantage that there are no scars. You're going to be literally implanting hairs in front of the patient's existing hairline. And the benefit of this approach is that you're avoiding scarring. And theoretically may feel like it's less traumatic.

The negative with hair transplantation is that it can be difficult. Sometimes impossible to create the same density with hair. Transplantation is a hairline lowering procedure. So let's put all this information together and see what I liked best. So for most females who want a shorter forehead, my preferred approach is usually forehead advancement. We're bringing the hairline forward. And once we see how the patients look, we see how they are with their scars. I tell patients there's a 30% chance that they may want hair transplantation in the future. There's a limit at how much we can advance their hair. In addition, patients still may want to cover up their scars if they're particularly conscious about their hairs, if they're in their hair, slicked back. So this gives us that flexibility. And the other reason I like this approach is once you do a hair transplantation, it's kind of burning our bridge for hairline advancement.

So female hairline advancements become much more popular. You don't need to go to sleep to do this procedure. You can be comfortable in the office. Your recovery time isn't as long as you would think, especially if you're wearing your hair forward and putting a little bit of a bandana on so both are great procedures.