Can you Get a Hair Transplant For Forehead Reduction?

Many people have at least one feature about themselves that they’d like to change. Some want to make a big nose smaller, others want to make thin lips look fuller. For others, a big forehead can be a source of embarrassment or discomfort. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the size of a large forehead, so that it is more in proportion with the rest of a person’s facial features. Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, a type of hair transplant procedure, can be one way to shrink an overly large forehead.

Hair Transplant Options for a Big Forehead

There are a few reasons why a person might have a bigger than average forehead. In some instances, people are born with a hairline that’s higher on the head. The high hairline can make the forehead look very prominent. 

In other instances, a person might experience hair loss and have a receding hairline. As the hair at the front of the head falls out and stops growing back in,  the forehead can begin to look bigger and bigger.

Determining the Cause of Hair Loss

If a large forehead is due to hair loss, understanding the reason why you’re losing your hair can help you determine whether or not a hair transplant will fix it. For example, male pattern baldness usually results in hair loss from the top of the head, including the front hairline. Meanwhile, hair on the sides and back of the scalp is left intact. If that is the case, hair transplantation can be an effective option for reducing the size of the forehead, since the hair loss is predictable.

Women who are experiencing hair loss and a receding hair line might not benefit from a hair transplant, since hair loss in women is more likely to occur all over the scalp and less likely to follow a set pattern. That can make it very challenging for a surgeon to know which hair to transplant.

In the case of having a prominent or large forehead naturally, and not as a result of hair loss, hair transplantation can help shrink the forehead by lowering the hairline.

How FUE Can Reduce the Size of Your Forehead

FUE can help reduce the size of your forehead or lower the hairline by transplanting hair from one area the scalp to the front. The hair follicles are removed individually, so that only tiny pin-prick scars are left behind.

How to Improve the Results of Your Hair Transplant

PRP therapy is the process of injecting platelet rich plasma into the scalp to encourage hair growth. It can be used on its own to help stimulate new growth or in combination with hair transplantation to improve your results. PRP therapy along with FUE might be an appropriate option for you if you’re looking to reduce your forehead’s size.

To learn more about forehead reduction and hair restoration, call 844-261-7020 to schedule an appointment at Contemporary Hair Transplant in Paramus, NJ today.

Will Hair Transplants Leave Scars?

Hair transplants help to reverse hair loss by moving hair from one area of your scalp to the area where you have balding or thinning. Once transplanted, the new hair is there permanently. Today’s hair restoration options are much improved over the procedures performed in the past. While people underwent hair restoration surgery once were left with huge, visible head scars, today’s methods, such as strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction (FUE) less much smaller, less noticeable scars.

Your Hair Transplant Options

FUE  and strip harvesting is the two hair transplant procedures most commonly performed today. The big difference between the two is the way the surgeon harvests the hair follicles that he will transplant to the balding area of the scalp.

During a strip harvesting surgery, the surgeon removes the donor hair follicles in one long strip of scalp. He then grafts the follicles one by one onto the area where the hair is thinning. The surgery is usually recommended for people who want to have a larger area of balding or thinning hair and who want to transplant a considerable amount of hair at once. It’s also ideal for people who wear their hair long since it doesn’t require shaving the head.

FUE is the more modern method of hair transplantation. Instead of removing a strip of scalp with hair follicles attached, the surgeon removes each follicle from the scalp individually.  Follicular unit extraction is often the more challenging of the two procedures, as it requires a fair amount of skill in both harvesting the hair follicles and transplanting them to a different area of the scalp. 

Strip Harvesting Scars

Since the surgeon needs to make an incision in the scalp during strip harvesting, a linear scar often remains. Older methods of strip harvesting used to leave much larger, longer scars. Today, the surgeon typically removes smaller strips of scalp from the donor area. That means that any scarring is often not noticeable and is easily concealed by the remaining hair. In some cases, it’s possible for hair to grow through the incision site or scar, creating a natural appearance.

Follicular Unit Extraction Scars

FUE doesn’t involve making an incision and won’t leave a linear scar. Often, what’s left behind is little pin-prick like scabs. Once those scabs heal, scarring is typically not visible. If the scabs do leave a mark, it is fairly easy to conceal them with hair, since the marks are so tiny.

Hair restoration doesn’t have to mean major scarring.  Both the FUE and strip harvesting methods performed at Contemporary Hair Transplant in Paramus,  NJ leaves barely-there scars. To learn more about hair transplants and your options, call 844-261-7020  to schedule an appointment today.