Design of Hair Transplant

What makes an ideal hairline? Where should be my hairline?

Why not find it yourself!

Discreetly, try to observe the hairlines of people around you. You will find that no two hairlines are same. This is because Mother Nature, the greatest artist of them all, never repeats her design. But, once you have seen many; you will also appreciate a pattern that keeps on repeating itself. While designing a hairline, one has to balance this fine art of creating a unique hairline while respecting the pattern. The uniqueness or artistry cannot be defined, but the pattern is here for you to understand.

1.       Location, Location, Location: The location of hair line is extremely important when designing a transplant.  Hairline basically separates forehead from hairy scalp. Recession of any scalp hair will give appearance of baldness. The height of forehead should be equal to the height of nose or more in the center and curve up on both sides. Less than this, and it looks ugly. Most of the times it is between 8 to 11 cm, but exceptionally it may be placed lower also.

hair transplant and hairline design mistakes
Note the unnatural location, shape, border and density of hairline.
This patient underwent hair transplant at a clinic in Gurgaon, a New Delhi suburb  .
2.       Shape: Hairline is slightly convex, triangular or wave shaped in adult men and is called mature hairline. This hairline looks most natural even years after transplant. A straight hairline is requested very frequently by young hair loss sufferers planning a hair transplant in Delhi. However a wise hair transplant surgeon designs it rarely, for maintaining it in long term may need many more sessions as well as donor hairs in future.
3.       Border: One of the most overlooked characteristic of natural hairline during hair transplant is its wispy, feathery appearance at the border with forehead.  This is due to small ‘imperfections’ or irregularities in the hairline. A good surgeon will try to replicate this using single, fine hair in the front of hairline.
Also notice that hairline is undulating and broken in places around an imaginary line. This also gives softness to hairline.
Good Hair Transplant design.
 Design of a very natural looking hair transplant.  Note the peaks, undulatiions, and irregularities in matutre convex hairline. 

4.       Direction: The direction of hairs in the hairline is predominantly downward and forward. The exception to this rule is cowlick, where the hairs go upwards or to a side. The misdirected hairs in a transplant stand out against the grain of natural hair, especially in a short cut.

A hairline is often termed the signature of a hair restoration surgeon. It is the most visible feature of a hair transplant and little mistakes in hairline can ruin the effect of an otherwise well executed surgery.  While choosing your surgeon, look at his creations and assess them for natural appearance. A striking unnatural change often becomes a point of conversation and has the potential of embarrassing you. Try to avoid it.

For further info on aesthetics of hair transplant contact Provelus Hair Transplant Clinic, Delhi.

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