When it comes to consultations, one of the most commonly asked questions that we get is “Will an FUE hair transplant fix my receding hairline?”
The answer is complex, but we’ve outlined the main points below.
Receding hairlines are a type of progressive hair loss that is characterised by the thinning of the hair – typically on the sides of the forehead – before developing into full baldness. It is, therefore, an early warning sign of baldness or balding.
A receding hairline is something that many men – if not all – will have to deal with at some point during their lives.
Receding hairlines can also be known as androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness.
There are two main causes of a receding hairline – genetics and time. Whilst many men will experience male pattern baldness during their lives, genetic predisposition can also exacerbate the rate at which hair is lost.
FUE – or Follicular Unit Extraction – is the industry leader when it comes to hair transplants and is, therefore, the only type of hair transplant we perform.
FUE is a highly technical and specialised technique and is proven to be the most effective, both in terms of results, minimal scarring and recovery time.
In an FUE transplant, a highly skilled surgeon extracts the individual hair follicles from your donor areas – this is typically the back or sides of the head. Once this is done, the follicles are then surgically grafted onto the recipient area of the scalp, wherever the hair is missing. If you’re looking to get an FUE hair transplant to fix your receding hairline, the hair follicles will be transplanted towards the front of the scalp – to fill out the hairline and restore it.
During your initial consultation, your hair transplant surgeon will be able to advise you on the best course of action for you and your hair. It is important to remember that not everyone has the same hair growth and loss patterns, so it might not necessarily be advisable that you get a hair transplant – especially if you are still relatively young.
Whilst in your initial consultation, you may also discover that your
However, if your hair transplant specialist decides that you are a suitable candidate, they will schedule you in for an appointment.
After agreeing with you on an appropriate hairline, your surgeon will graft hairs to restore the hairline – keeping in mind the natural pattern and shape of your hairline. The surgeon will surgically implant the hairs to resemble natural hair growth, matching the angle and degree that the hair normally grows at.