Hair loss can significantly impact one’s self-esteem and self image. Unfortunately, despite its many negative effects, hair loss is still very prevalent; affecting 80% of the male population and 50% of women around the world. A hairline transplant is one of the common remedies for hair loss and frankly, one of the few that actually work.
In the following article, we will discuss why hairline transplant is the single most effective hair loss treatment, how the procedure works, and why you should consider it.
A hairline transplant is a hair transplantation procedure that focuses on restoring the hairline. It works best for two cases. The first case refers to people who have no hair loss but have a mature hairline. In this scenario, the patient just wants to achieve a more youthful hairline and the procedure can deliver great results.
For the next case, the procedure can be great for patients who are suffering from hair loss but it isn’t very severe. Some cases of androgenic alopecia only affect the hairs around the hairline and do not advance toward the crown. In this case, a hairline transplant can effectively help you achieve the hairline of your dreams.
To be eligible for hairline transplantation, your hair loss should have stabilized. Sometimes, your receding hairline can advance to the crown and getting a hairline transplant will not be the best decision for you. This is because while the new hair around the hairline will be hair loss resistant, you will eventually need another hair transplantation for your crown.
So it is best to have a professional diagnose your hair loss and predict whether it will advance further or not. If it will advance, you might have to wait until your hair loss stabilizes.
A hairline transplant works much like a regular hair transplant but it mostly focuses on the hairline area instead of other parts of the scalp. So, with a hairline transplant there will be an extraction phase in which your doctor will extract hair follicles from the back of your head. These hair follicles are hair loss resistant so it will be perfect for cases of androgenic alopecia.
After extracting the right amount of hair follicles from the donor sites, your doctor will prepare the areas of hair loss for implantation. This usually involves injecting the scalp with anesthesia and opening channels.
The channels which your doctor will open in the recipient site are small and will only be there to host the new follicles.
The entire process will be painless and will give you a new youthful hairline that will restore your confidence.
The recovery from a hairline transplant is straightforward and smooth. The more you stick to your aftercare instructions, the better your results will be. As far as discomfort goes, when the anesthetic wears off you might feel slight pain around the treatment areas. But you can manage these symptoms with over-the-counter pain medications.
Being gentle with your transplanted hair is definitely key here. So don’t scratch the transplanted area and do not use force on it. When sleeping, you can consider sleeping at an inclined angle to reduce fluid buildup and swelling around your forehead. It is best if you lay down on your back to not smudge the transplanted hairs against your pillow.
Results from a hairline transplant are not immediate. There will be an initial period of hair shedding following a month from the procedure. But this should not worry you and you must remember it is only the hair that is falling out and not the hair follicles. In other words, new hair will continue to grow.
The results will appear gradual, and overtime you will notice that your hair density keeps increasing as well as the length of your hair. Your results will generally peak at around 12 months but some people may see the final growth at around 18 months.
But if you face any concerns during your recovery, our medical specialists at Medprime will be happy to assist you. We follow up with our patients for up to 18 months following their procedure, ensuring everything moves according to plan.
If you want to know if you’re eligible for a hairline transplant, you can contact our medical specialists. We will ask you a few questions and collect data to understand your case and personalize a treatment plan for you.