Hairline restoration in Miami
Receding hairlines are a common problem, particularly among men as they age. They are mostly caused by many factors such as genetics, age, disease, and hormones. Based on the cause of your hair loss, there are surgical hairline restoration options to help you regain your original hairline.
But what exactly is a receding hairline? If you are interested in undergoing hairline restoration in Miami, this article will shed some light on the subject. You will find out about how this procedure can help you achieve a natural appearance, the number of follicles you will need to accomplish your aesthetic goals, effective techniques employed, hairline restoration cost, and how you can get in touch with Jolie Plastic Surgery to have the procedure done.
What is a receding hairline?
It can be disappointing when you look in the mirror only to find out that you are starting to lose a lot of hair around the temples. This hair loss problem is known as a receding hairline, and it can be a warning sign of male or female pattern baldness.
A receding hairline will start as early as mid-teens and affect a man or women’s self-esteem, also causing depression, and other psychological problems. The good news is that there are ways to cope with a receding hairline and regrow your hair once again.
Hairline restoration for a natural appearance
Designing a natural hairline is often the most crucial step of hairline restoration surgery. However, every patient’s facial features and hairline requirements are different. Some patients, particularly those with sufficient donor hair and whose hair shedding seems stable, may prefer a moderately dense hairline.
Those in their 30s who suffer minimal hair loss may want to fill in the receding temples. To achieve a natural look, young patients must be conscious of how hair loss may progress in the coming years requiring further hairline restoration procedures. Presently, FUE hair transplant is the most refined technique able to produce dramatic and natural results.
How many follicles will you need?
Most surgeons agree that only micrografts should be used in the hairline area since they have more specific characteristics than thicker grafts and help patients achieve naturalness. Follicular micrografts are smaller requiring smaller and less traumatic incisions when transplanted. About 600-900 follicular units are needed during the first hairline restoration session so that the hairline doesn’t look too dense, straight, or camouflaged.
Adequate amounts of one-hair follicles should be placed in the first session to make sure that the hairline looks natural. On average, patients who want to lower the hairline one inch and achieve good density require 2000 follicular unit grafts. However, the exact number would be based on the size of the forehead and the thickness desired.
How surgeons design a new hairline?
Designing a new hairline requires surgical and artistic skill. The hairline must be age appropriate and look natural:
- Hairline position – The position of the hairline can be calculated some ways. The central hairline is placed up to 8 centimeters or 3 inches or 4 fingers above the eyebrows and two fingers above the top wrinkle in the forehead. The receding hairline on the sides of the head should be leveled with the eye. However, the mature hairline is slightly higher. It is essential to place the hairline in the correct position since it will be difficult to raise a hairline after frontal hairline transplant.
- The shape of the hairline – The shape of the hairline should fit the facial skeletal anatomy. Surgeons usually mimic that natural customization.
- Hair density –The desired hair density should be determined by your surgeon based on the amount of donor hair available, which can be measured in grafts per square centimeter. Donor density is mainly on the back and sides of the scalp. Sometimes there isn’t sufficient donor hair to design a window peak low. A higher position is usually a more realistic approach.
- Hair caliber/texture – Hair caliber is the size of the hair follicle. Some patients have a thicker follicle while others have a thinner hair follicle. Caliber will ultimately determine the results you will get. Another hair characteristic is hair texture. Whether you have curly hair, wavy hair, these essential characteristics need to be considered.
FUE hair transplant for frontal hairline restoration
There are many hairline transplant options. However, FUE hair transplant surgery is currently the industry leader, most effective and faster hairline restoration procedure available. Patients can reach their goals in no time. During FUE hair transplant, the surgeon will remove hair follicles from the donor area. Once this is accomplished, follicles are surgically grafted onto the targeted area in the front of the scalp to restore the frontal hairline.
Hairline restoration cost
Frontal hairline hair transplant can be costly, depending on where you have it done. Some clinics can have extensive advertising costs. At Jolie Plastic Surgery, we provide affordable care without lowering the quality of the procedure. The cost for this procedure varies depending on the number of grafts required and density desired.
The average hairline transplant price is currently $6.00 to $12.00 per graft. We only charge our patients an average of $3.50 per graft. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Pascual today and determine whether your expectations are realistic and how many follicles you will need to achieve the desired goals.
Contact us for a proven solution for receding hairline
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pascual to discuss your hair loss and transplant goals, contact Jolie Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Pascual has successfully created natural-looking hairlines for many patients and will make sure your aesthetic goals are fully reached. You can also request hairline transplant before and after photos of procedures performed.
Hairline restoration FAQs
A lower natural-looking hairline can be accomplished with hairline transplant surgery as long as there is adequate donor hair. Hair is harvested from the back of your head and placed in individual units to create a less visible forehead. Several other factors are also considered including ethnicity and age.
It is up to the patient and how severe the hair loss is. There are also some genetic factors to consider. Most clinics will not perform hairline hair transplant on patients under the age of 25 due to male pattern baldness progressing with age.
Although there are many receding hairline treatment options available out there, frontal hairline restoration is the only permanent method to treat hair loss. Many patients that come to Jolie Plastic Surgery talk about non-surgical methods they had but did not work or yield lasting results. There are also those who have reached irreversible stages of hair loss. Therefore, hairline transplant surgery is the only permanent solution.
Thanks to modern hair restoration techniques, patients can now obtain results in line with their goals. You should expect good results as long as your surgeon pays attention to detail and creates a natural-looking FUE hairline.
Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for hairline restoration surgery. The ideal candidates are:
- Patients experiencing hair loss caused by male or female pattern baldness
- Patients whose hair loss is getting worse in spite of prescription drugs.
- Patients experiencing a more stable pattern after years of balding.
- Patients whose hair loss was caused by trauma, burn injuries, or surgery.
Most clinics recommend FUE since it is the most advanced hairline restoration technique. However, some patients may be better suited for a FUT frontal hairline transplant.
FUE is more advantageous than FUT since it involves no downtime, stitches, scars or large incisions. Patients will recover faster and will not experience restriction of movement during recovery. They can wear their hair short since there will be no scars to hide.
There are times when surgeons leave a visible scar after a FUT hair transplant. In those cases, FUE can be used to conceal the visible scar.
The growth rate can differ from patient to patient. It takes about 2-6 weeks for the hair follicles to shed. By the 3rd month, the transplanted follicles should regrow 20% and 50% to 80% by the 6th month. Full growth should be expected in about 12-18 months.
Patients undergoing FUE frontal hairline restoration should expect a full recovery within a week. However, FUT hair transplant surgery usually involves an average of three weeks to recover.
Surgeons make the procedure as comfortable as possible for the patients. Mild sedatives, as well as local anesthetics, are used, and most patients report little to no discomfort.
Hairline restoration in Miami has a high success rate, so complications are uncommon. Your surgeon will discuss with you any potential concerns during the initial consultation.