Hairline Lowering Dallas
Many patients are self-conscious about a high hairline, particularly women. In most cases, this is genetic. At Texas Facial Aesthetics, we specialize in hair restoration surgery and facial plastic surgery. This unique skill set allows us to improve the overall facial balance by lowering the hairline and shortening the forehead. Dr. Richardson and Dr. Cain are experts in facial aesthetics and will customize the treatment plan for each individual patient in order to achieve the best possible results. Hairline lowering is a very gratifying procedure for patients, as most have dealt with this hereditary condition their entire lives.
Lowering the hairline can be performed in a one-stage procedure or a two-stage procedure, depending on the degree of lowering that is desired and the amount of scalp laxity present. Hairline lowering can also be performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures, particularly brow lifting. A brow lift combined with hairline lowering surgery in a one-stage procedure can result in significant improvement and shortening of the appearance of the forehead.
In a one-stage procedure, a carefully placed and camouflaged incision is made along the hairline and used to advance the hair bearing scalp and shorten the forehead in one surgical procedure. This technique can result in hairline advancements typically in the range of 1-2 cm. In a two-stage procedure, a similar incision is made during the first stage, and a tissue expander is placed beneath the hair-bearing portions of the scalp. Over the course of 6-8 weeks, the tissue expander is slowly filled and stretches the scalp. In the second stage of the procedure, the tissue expander is removed and the hairline is advanced and lowered to a greater degree than in a one-stage procedure.
Another option for hairline lowering is hair transplant, which can be performed to lower the hairline. Hairline lowering with hair transplant does not require any linear incisions along the hairline, but does not usually attain the same density as a hairline advancement procedure, particularly with only one hair transplant session. Click here to learn more about hair transplant procedures.