I have had a higher hairline since I was a teenager. I always hated it. When I had a face and brow lift at the age of 49, the high hairline became even higher. Is there a simple way of lowering it? Is transplanting the only solution?
The photos below are of a 45 year old woman who, like you, had a high hairline compounded by a brow lift as well.
These first 3 photos are surgical pictures because they show what was missing, the deformities that were there and the problem that was tackled before (the middle and right photos were from immediately after surgery):
This next set of photos were taken after this lady’s 2nd procedure had grown in. The black hair and light skin are the most challenging contrast for hair transplant surgeons, explaining why it took two procedures to get the results you see here. She had a total of 3,508 grafts (in two procedures). Note that the side hair and temples were brought forward. In normal female hairlines the temple prominences often extend closer to the eyes than in men, narrowing the amount of forehead shown. Women’s hairlines, because they are rounded, not recessed, and the temples are important for accentuating femininity, make the work more difficult from an artistic vantage point.
The high hairline bothered her greatly after the brow lift and became unacceptable. The brow lift produced a wide scar behind the hairline (compounding the problem). In this situation, a hair transplant is the correct decision because lowering the hairline and filling in the scar behind the hairline can be accomplished with a single procedure in a person with blonde or white hair, and two procedures with someone with dark hair and light skin. The hairline was lowered by 3/4 inch and filling in the brow lift scar was also accomplished in the same procedure. A brow lift usually takes away the possibility of a hairline lowering procedure.