Is Hairline Lowering Permanent?
The results of a hairline lowering procedure are permanent. As a part of the normal aging process, some will eventually experience slight thinning of the hair immediately behind the hairline.
When can I wear my hair combed back and not attract attention?
The hairline sutures will dissolve within one week of surgery, however the hairline will be red for at least six weeks as hair grows through the incision. A small amount of makeup will hide this temporary change in color. The longer it is left uninterrupted the better, as more hair will grow through the incision to present an even better result.
Will I need hair transplants after hairline lowering?
With the procedure we use, hair transplants are rarely if ever needed.
What if my scalp lacks laxity?
Good scalp laxity (stretchiness) is important for this type of procedure, however those who lack sufficient enough laxity can be treated with a tissue expansion device and still achieve desired results.
Does a tight scalp compromise the results of the forehead reduction/hairline lowering procedure?
For patients with a tight scalp, a scalp expander is placed under the hair-bearing tissue of the frontal scalp. An expander is a deflated silicone balloon, which is slowly injected with saline over 6 to 8 weeks to stretch the overlying tissue. This will allow the hairline to be lowered to the desired location. The entire expander is placed under the scalp and will not be visible, even while healing. This incision, which ultimately will be removed when the hairline is lowered, is hidden with the hair the patient usually styles.
Why chose PERK for Hairline Lowering and Forehead Reduction Surgery in Beverly Hills?
Dr. Lee has extensive interest and experience in facial aesthetics and her research on surgical technique and efficacy in forehead rejuvenation has been published in the leading plastic surgery journal.