In hair transplantation – Hairline design is a key for natural appearance.
Hairline is the part of hair and it looks clearly when we see any person’s forehead. As it is also the part of our face that’s why we look several times at mirror each day.
If the hairline does not look natural, then a sign of hair transplant will be noticed.
Few years ago, hair transplantation techniques were given unsatisfactory results, mainly due to the poor hairline. For this reason the result of older hair transplantation techniques was characterized as “doll’s look”, now the problem has overcome with the modern FUE Hair Transplant.
To design hairline, the doctor must be experienced. Nature does not provide straight lines, so any hairline that looks like it was drawn with a ruler will not look natural.
Furthermore, hairlines provided by nature do not spring abruptly from the top of the forehead like a wall of hair. Nature provides a transition zone of fine hairs -sometimes called a feathering – to ease the eye from the barren expanse of forehead to the hair coverage at the top of the head.
Therefore, when designing the hairline, it should consist of follicular units containing just one or two hairs, providing a less thick hair, and large-sized follicular units (containing three, four or five hairs) should be placed as we move towards the top of the head for thicker hair.
Hair Transplant Design
Careful design and planning are one of the essential part of the hair transplant process.
To get the best results it required planning and consultation with each and every patient. Surgeon has to ensures that a hair must look natural not only today but also into the future.
The natural hairline is neither too close to the eyebrows nor too far away.
A design of hairline also reflects the person’s age. Generally, a rule of third is followed that the distance from the hairline to the eyebrows is kept equal to the distance from eyebrow to the bottom of the nose. This distance is almost equal to the distance from the bottom of the nose to chin. If this is not followed properly then your transplant will look unnatural.
Men who do not have hair loss problems, their hairline will recede around the time of puberty by around some few centimeters. This is the mature hairline. It will also thin slightly as the diameter of the individual hairs reduce.
However, it shows that a bald man whose age is 40 and requests a hairline similar when he was at the age of 25, then this will not provide the best result and it also looks unnatural.
Any form of hair transplantation can result in poor hairlines if the ‘surgeon’ lacks an understanding of how a natural-looking hairline should be created.
Hairline Design before a Hair Transplant – Need To Consider
When designing the hair transplant need to consider :
Patient’s Age – It is important to design an age-appropriate hairline so that the results seem more natural. For example, if a 50-year-old patient with advanced hair loss is trying to regain his hairline from when he was 25, it will probably look unnatural.
Gender – A female hairline is different than a male hairline.
Type of hair – Thick, coarse, curly, or wavy hair takes up more space and therefore must be considered when the layout of the hairline is being addressed. A patient with finer hair will need to have more hairs in certain areas than a person with thicker hair. So the type of hairline design works with different types of hair.
Size and shape of the face – It is very important for a surgeon to design the hairline on the basis of patient’s face.
Type of hair loss – If a patient is suffering from hair loss caused by traction alopecia, that will make a difference on the hairline design as compared to a patient who has hair loss caused by androgenic alopecia. It is important to always consider the potential of further hair loss and design a hairline that will work even if the hair behind it falls out.
Level of hair loss – A hairline design for a patient with the early stages of hair loss will be different from a hairline design for a patient with advanced hair loss. (How to Increase Hair Density) Density in the hairline is one of the most important factors to keep in mind. If a hairline looks thin, it will affect the entire look of the hair transplant.
Steps To Remember in Natural Looking Hairline
Need Planning – The new hairline is planned only by the surgeon.
No straight lines– It’s also important to avoid placing hair grafts in a straight line. The best hairlines will reflect the surgeon’s ability to blend art with science to create a natural look for the patient.
Feathering zone– This is the transition zone between a bald head and the area with denser hair. Small peaks and a feathering of hairs using smaller follicular units will be placed at the front it to give the hairline a completely natural appearance and the larger units should be placed behind the feathering zone, where there is thicker hair.
When a hair transplant is well planned and designed to mimic nature the results can be superb. Most people will never know that a patient has undergone the procedure. As a result, for many men and women, a hair transplant can be a truly life-changing experience.