There are always new trends coming and going, some last, some don’t. In recent months, we’ve seen a few celebrities in the news getting hair transplants with an unnaturally low hairline, it has been mentioned that this is in a bid to make your forehead appear smaller.
Today we’re taking a look at the hair transplant procedure and seeing if it really can make your forehead appear smaller.
Typically, a hair transplant is a hair restoration treatment that most people opt for to build upon a receding hairline and help to cover up thinning areas of the scalp. The treatment works by transplanting donor hair (from the back and side of the scalp) and transplanting it to an area of the scalp that is thinning.
However, in recent months we have seen a new trend – an unnaturally low hairline. In the past, we have seen the ‘Hollywood hairline’ trend boom, this is where we see people with an already good hairline decide to opt for a hair transplant to perfect it, however, still keeping the overall appearance natural and realistic. This trend seems to have changed and we’re now seeing people get unnaturally low hairlines in a bid to make their forehead appear smaller.
The treatment might work to disguise of the forehead and in turn make it appear smaller, however, the low hairline can look very unnatural and could draw more attention than to start with.
One of the most important aspects of a hair transplant is planning the hairline, at the Harley Street Hair Clinic, our doctors work closely with patents to plan out a natural and realistic looking hairline. They plan this by looking at your face shape and working out a hairline that will look natural and is achievable with the amount of donor hair available.
Sometimes our patents want a hairline that is much lower than we believe they can achieve, we work with them by drawing the hairline on to show them what it would look like and advise them in our expert opinion what would suit them best.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to hair transplant is that your donor hair is a finite resource. The hair at the back and sides of the scalp that is used during a hair transplant is a valuable resource. If the hair transplant is not done correctly, or too much donor hair is used you might not be able to have a second transplant in the future.
This is important to remember when it comes to focusing on such an unnatural hairline, you’ll need to use more donor hair and as you lose hair in the future, you may not have enough donor hair to accommodate to future hair loss.