If the forehead looks too large, it can be due to a receding or high hairline. Some people are born with a high hairline, while others experience receding as they age. In either circumstance, hairline lowering or advancement on the scalp can create a forehead reduction and improve the overall appearance of the face and hair. At City Facial Plastics, we offer different options for lowering the hairline, depending on the individual.
One of the quickest options for forehead reduction is scalp lowering. This involves a surgical movement of the scalp and hairline forward or lower on the forehead. This is best for “loose” scalps that can be surgically altered and is almost exclusively performed on women. This method is often preferred as It can bring the hair line forward up to two inches. It is equivalent to performing about 6,000 hair follicle grafts, all in one procedure.
Hair grafting, or transportation, can also be used for lowering the hairline. This is popular for both men and women with high or receding hairlines. Some women may not be good candidates for scalp lowering. This is if they just need their hairline rounded, have a tight scalp or have had brow lifts. They may consider hair transplants instead. We use FUE hair transplants utilizing advanced technology, like the WAW system, for improved results.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Mainly for men, SMP is an option to lower the hairline and reduce the forehead. This is often used for men with shaved heads that want to extend their hair “shadow” further for a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Gary Linkov is a highly respected facial plastic surgeon and hair loss specialist. To learn more about options for hairline lowering at City Facial Plastics, contact our office in NYC to schedule a consultation.