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Transplantation on the ‘Front Line’: Everything you need to know about hair transplantation on the front line

Transplantation on the ‘Front Line’: Everything you need to know about hair transplantation on the front line

The frontal line (the first row of hair above the forehead) is the “shop window” of the hair and largely determines the overall appearance of our face. Hair loss in the frontalhairline occurs more often in men and thus creates an apparent “recession” of the hair to the back.

Transplantation in these cases can prove to be fully effective. However, it is not indicated in all patients’ cases. Below we analyze the conditions that the candidate must meet in order to undergo a successful frontal line transplant, as well as alternative treatment solutions  

Where is it due to?

Hair loss in the frontal hairline, in the majority of cases, is due to androgenic type alopecia. It is the most common form of hair loss in men also known as male pattern baldness. The condition is a result of the chronic degenerative effect of androgens (DHT) in individuals who show sensitivity to the above hormone. The influence of this condition becomes visible in the form of hair loss, especially in the area of the frontal line, on the temples and on the top of the scalp   

When can a transplant be done?

It will depend on the following factors:

  • Candidate’s age
  • Hair loss stage
  • The “age of hair”
  1. Frontal hair transplantation is not indicated for people under 27 years of age Although it may look like hair loss, receding hairline can be due to the normal aging process. However, if there is an identified problem of hair loss at a young age, it is necessary to stabilize it with some medication before we proceed with a transplant. 
  2. As at younger ages, stabilizing hair loss is the most important step as we have to think about the desired result we are aiming for today, but also after some years. If we undergo a frontal line transplant while the thinning is progressing, then we risk having a heavy frontal hair growth and thinning on the rest of the head. 
  3. After a transplant the new hair never falls out. Therefore, the candidate wishing to redefine their hairline should think long term. The age of the hair should not differ too much from the age of the person concerned as the result will not be natural.  

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