When a facial feature is too large, it draws attention and detracts from the attractiveness of the face. Prominent ears, large noses, protruding chins, and long foreheads all can throw off the facial balance. If a large forehead is your concern, you may benefit from a hair transplant procedure. Here is what you need to know about forehead reduction using hairline-lowering techniques.
The brain tends to identify symmetrical faces as attractive. In general, the face is divided into thirds – the top, middle, and bottom. When one of the thirds is larger or has disproportionately bigger features, it throws off the balance. This occurs when a hairline is too high, creating a larger-than-normal forehead appearance.
For many people, long or large foreheads are a genetic trait. All genders have this issue, and it can be aesthetically displeasing. Receding hairline from hair loss or pattern baldness can also cause a large forehead. Both conditions can be addressed with hair restoration treatments, including hairline-lowering surgery.
What Is Hairline Lowering Surgery?
There is more than one type of hairline-lowering procedure. The most invasive option requires an incision across the forehead and moving the entire hairline down several centimeters or more. This can be effective and create the desired appearance, but it also requires general anesthesia, extensive downtime, and living with incision scars.
The other option is hair transplant surgery, performed with minimally-invasive methods at Pasadena Hair Transplant. Our hair transplant surgeons use follicular unit extraction (FUE) completed with the advanced NeoGraft® hair transplant system. This procedure extracts hair follicles or grafts from the back of the head and transplants them to the desired area – in this case, the front of the hairline. Hundreds of hair grafts can be moved to extend the hairline forward to reduce the size and length of the forehead.
Benefits of FUE Hairline Lowering
For many people with large foreheads, FUE hairline lowering can be a game changer. In most cases, this procedure can be completed in one session, and very little downtime is required. Over the following months, the transplanted hair follicles will begin growing hair and covering a more significant portion of the forehead. Many of our patients enjoy the new hairstyle options they can now use with a hairline that is farther forward. The NeoGraft® hair transplant system does not require incisions or stitches like some other hair transplant methods like follicular unit transplant (FUT), making it a less invasive and more discrete procedure.
If you have been covering your larger forward with hats, scarves, or other objects, maybe it is time to consider a FUE hairline lowering procedure. To learn more about the NeoGraft® hair transplant system for forehead reduction, give us a call at Pasadena Hair Transplant. Call our center in Pasadena, CA, to schedule an appointment to discuss whether hairline lowering with FUE is right for you.