I am looking to have some work done on my hairline. I am very concerned about having a natural-looking result. I can look at pictures of guys who had hair transplants and say this one has a natural hairline or this one does not but how is this achieved? What are the characteristics that make up a natural hairline and how is this achieved through surgery?
Probably the most important aspect of a hair transplant is creating a natural hairline. This is done by two manners. First is the design of the hairline itself and its particular shape. Is it natural looking and is it appropriate for the patient’s original hair distribution and for the shape of his scalp and face? Second, is the hair itself planted in a very natural way so it does not look artificial? In our office, the hairline is designed under great care to make sure that it will look natural and it takes into consideration the patient’s facial shape, the existing hairs that are still in place and what the original hairline may have looked like. The hair is then placed in such a way so that there is a certain amount of irregular irregularity with certain hairs coming out more forward and certain triangular aspects created to give a variability and not a straight line to the hairline itself and also to always consider the aspect of randomness when placing the grafts.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS