Hair Implants For The Forehead

One of the first places a man will see hair loss is either at a receding hair line or on the crown or vertex of the head. It is strange but you never see a man who has his hair thinning problem that starts between these two area. Either there is frontal baldness or the hair at the forehead continues to grow and you see a bald spot on the crown area. Often times a man with hair loss at the vertex won’t even be aware of how much hair he has lost until he happens to see a photo of himself with his head down showing the crown area. Once this happens the poor guy tries everything he can to get hair growing again.

The majority, actually it is a vast majority of 95%, of the men who show hair loss at an early age are exhibiting the symptoms of male pattern baldness which is a genetic medical condition called androgenic alopecia. When a man has the genes for this problem passed down through his blood line from either his mother or his father, certain portions of the scalp become susceptible to early balding. The mechanism for this hair loss is now widely understood we just don’t really have a good understanding of how to stop it.

Basically, this genetic condition causes certain hair follicles (hair roots) to be susceptible to a hormonal substance called DHT or dihydrotestosterone. The medical condition male pattern baldness causes some of the hair follicles to have receptor areas to which the DHT can attach. As it does the substance will slowly cause the hair follicle to slow down production of the hair shaft building material keratin. As this happens the hair will eventually fall out and the only way to get hair growing again would be to replace the hair follicles that are affected. Interestingly enough, not all the hair on a man’s head will fall out. The hair at the back of the head in particular is almost always left intact and seems to be immune to the attack by the DHT. This is an important fact.

The posterior area of the scalp can be used as a donation site for hair follicles because they continue to grow even if the man has complete hair loss on the top. This works well and the hair follicles transplanted in the forehead plastic surgery hair restoration procedure will continue to grow and not fall out because of this immunity. Treating a high hairline or high forehead is really only effective with hair restoration surgery. So if you have frontal baldness you will want to look into implants for the forehead.

Once the surgeon has removed the hair follicles from the back of the head the next step is to implant the follicles into the balding area. The surgeon will be very careful to place the hairs in such a way that they grow in a natural direction. The forehead hair line is one of the most important places for proper placement because it is so noticeable. A skilled physician can place the hairs in such a way that the patient can even comb his hair straight back and no one will know the hairs are transplanted.

Treating the receding hair line is one of the most sought after hair transplant procedures because the hair loss at this point is so noticeable. If you notice your forehead is longer than it used to be you will want to look into hair implants for the forehead. The cost of hair implants for forehead are going to be comparable to any other hair restoration surgical costs. The per graft cost is between $3 and $7 depending on the clinic and the number of grafts will vary from a few hundred to a few thousand depending on the severity of the problem.

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