A strong hairline is associated with well-being, success and prosperity. If your hairline has lost its original density and strength over the years, a Power Hairline® hair transplant procedure can help.
A hair transplant is no longer only a solution for balding men. It can help those with a full head of hair enjoy a more robust hairline. Advanced FUE hair restoration techniques have made the restoration of a perfect hairline easy. As men get older, a large number of them experience a fading hairline and this is completely in line with what we normally know as male patterned baldness. However, most non-balding men experience some degree of a fading hairline at some point during their lives.
How is an Aging Hairline Diagnosed?
Our hair density, texture and color keep changing as we go through different developmental stages. Most men mature their hairline as they age and this is when the hairline changes from a juvenile/lower position to a more mature one which is slightly higher. Even non-balding men experience some change in the location and density of their hairline over time. Most middle-aged men experience a gradual drop in their hair density starting at 30-50 years of age. This process continues as a person ages and results in lower hair density and more scalp visibility in the first 2-3 cm of the hairline. That is why the hairline of older men is usually not as solid as it was at a younger age.
The diagnosis of an aging hairline is simple. A hair specialist can map out the scalp microscopically for the levels of hair miniaturization. Miniaturization of hair is when a large number of hair shafts start losing their shaft thickness. Hair miniaturization that is only limited to the hairline, and not throughout a larger area of scalp, represents an aging hairline. However, if hair miniaturization continues beyond the frontal 2-3 cm of hairline and involves a larger area of scalp, it is usually a sign of male patterned hair loss.
Aging hairline is seen in most middle aged men and women and it is not a surprise to hair specialists. Many people don’t mind an aging hairline. However, for the ones who want to restore their hairline to its original appearance, a hair transplant can help. We call this procedure, “Power Hairline®”.
Characteristics of an Aging Hairline
Hairline aging can occur any time after the early 20s. The likelihood of an aging hairline increases as a person ages and most men have some degree of it by their 50s.
An aging hairline should not be mistaken for patterned baldness. The difference is in the extent of hair shaft thinning or miniaturization. An aging hairline is characterized with miniaturization which is limited to the frontal 2-3 cm of the hairline. Hair thickness is preserved (no miniaturization) beyond the frontal areas. In patterned baldness, hair miniaturization is extended to more posterior areas. This indicates hair thinning and baldness in a larger area of scalp over time. A hair specialist can distinguish these two conditions with a simple microscopic evaluation.
What is the Impact of a Fading Hairline?
A fading hairline may be perceived by bystanders as an aged face. If it occurs at an early age, it makes the person look older thank their actual age. While a strong hairline can be interpreted as a sign of being healthy, a weak hairline has the opposite effect and may be perceived as a being tired, old or not being healthy.
How to Strengthen the Hairline?
Modern FUE techniques can solidify a weakened hairline with only one hair transplant session in most individuals. If the person does not have typical patterned hair loss, hair restoration is only limited to the frontal 2-3 cm of hairline. This requires a small number of grafts that can be harvested either through a traditional or celebrity FUE procedure. Restoration of a Power Hairline® can be achieved in an outpatient setting in just a few hours. The advantage of not shaving the head through a celebrity hair transplant is that patients can walk out of the procedure without any detectable sign of having a hair restoration procedure.
The downtime of a Power Hairline® process is very minimal and most people can start working the first day after their procedure. There is a small risk of swelling on the forehead and around the eyes. The risk of swelling after this procedure can be minimized with a prescription of steroids. A Power Hairline® is generally less expensive than a regular hair transplant due to the smaller number of grafts needed for this procedure. However, the type of harvesting method may impact the cost and patients should expect to pay more if they choose celebrity FUE that does not require shaving the head on the donor area.
Power Hairline® results should be completely natural and not detectable by the public or even by a hair stylist. The improvement in the density of the hairline is usually noted in the first 3 months after the procedure. People who undergo this procedure should expect to see their full results within 6 to 10 months.
The process of growing hair after the procedure is very seamless. However, people who undergo Power Hairline® generally start receiving comments about their fresh look, youthfulness and more vibrant appearance after the first few months.