Many people have at least one feature about themselves that they’d like to change. Some want to make a big nose smaller, others want to make thin lips look fuller. For others, a big forehead can be a source of embarrassment or discomfort. Fortunately, there are forehead reduction techniques that include hair transplantation. A hair transplant can reduce the size of a large forehead so that it is more in proportion with the rest of a person’s facial features. Follicular unit extraction, or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), a type of hair transplant procedure, can be one way to shrink an overly large forehead.
Hair Transplant Options for Forehead Reduction
There are a few reasons why a person might have a bigger than average forehead. In some instances, people are born with a hairline that’s higher on the head. The high hairline can make the forehead look very prominent.
In other instances, a person might experience hair loss and have a receding hairline. As the hair at the front of the head falls out and stops growing back in, the forehead can begin to look bigger and bigger requiring forehead reduction treatment.
A male patient looking for forehead reduction with FUE hair transplant.
Forehead reduction with FUE hair transplant results after 9 months.
Determining the Cause of Hair Loss
If a large forehead is due to hair loss, understanding the reason why you’re losing your hair can help you determine whether or not a hair transplant will fix it. For example, male pattern baldness usually results in hair loss from the top of the head, including the front hairline. Meanwhile, the hair on the sides and back of the scalp is left intact. If that is the case, hair transplantation can be an effective option for reducing the size of the forehead, since the hair loss is predictable.
Women who are experiencing hair loss and a receding hairline might not benefit from a hair transplant since hair loss in women is more likely to occur all over the scalp and less likely to follow a set pattern. That can make it very challenging for a surgeon to know which hair to transplant.
In the case of having a prominent or large forehead naturally, and not as a result of hair loss, hair transplantation can help shrink the forehead by lowering the hairline.
How FUE Can Help with Forehead Reduction
FUE can help reduce the size of your forehead or lower the hairline by transplanting hair from one area the scalp to the front. These donor areas are generally the back of the head where hair tends to be impervious to pattern hair loss. The hair follicles are removed individually so that only tiny pin-prick scars are left behind.
The key to hair restoration through transplantation os patience. Most cases see results in between six to nine months while others can take up to a year to see significant growth.
How to Improve the Results of Your Hair Transplant
PRP therapy is the process of injecting platelet-rich plasma into the scalp to encourage hair growth. It can be used on its own to help stimulate new growth or in combination with hair, transplantation to improve your results. PRP therapy along with FUE might be an appropriate option for you if you’re looking to reduce your forehead’s size.
To learn more about forehead reduction and hair restoration, call to schedule an appointment at Contemporary Hair Transplant in Paramus, NJ today.