A Receding Hairline Caused by Male Pattern Baldness
A receding hairline is perhaps the number one concern men have about their appearance. By the age of 35, two in three Americans will be affected by hair loss, a main contributor to a receding hairline. Male hair loss typically starts on the forehead and works its way towards the back, eventually leaving a ring of hair around the back and sides of the head. This is commonly called male pattern baldness.
What can you do about your receding hairline?
As annoying as it is to see your hairline disappear, it is the predictability of male pattern baldness that presents the solution. The reason the hair usually stays in place at the back of the head well into old age is that those follicles are resistant to dying off, whereas those on top of the head are not. If you transplant follicles from the back of the head to the top of the head, they continue to grow much like they would in their original location.
This is where today’s medical advances in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) have made a huge difference. This technology allows a physician or specialist to harvest hair follicles from the back of your head and insert them into balding areas. It takes an experienced technician to reconstruct your hairline to not only an appealing but also an age appropriate shape.
NeoGraft® is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure to reverse male-pattern baldness. In an automated process called Follicular Unit Extraction, hair follicles are harvested from the “donor site” on the scalp and implanted in the bald area. Reconstructing a receding hairline is often the most difficult part of hair restoration. An experienced specialist is needed who has both an artistic eye and the required dexterity to operate the NeoGraft system.
The advantage of NeoGraft over other hair transplantation methods is the fast recovery it affords the patient, as well as the natural look it achieves for a patient’s hairline. Since it doesn’t require any surgery but rather removes the hair graft by graft using pneumatic pressure, NeoGraft causes little to no trauma. This means the patient recovers within just a few days, and the small puncture marks from the transplantation scab over and heal entirely. Having no linear scar left at the back of the head allows patients to wear their hair as short as they want to after their procedure.
When David Bernard, age 34, became aware that his hairline was receding, he sought help. “I wanted to get it taken care of before others started seeing it too,” he says. He met with a consultant at Nashville Hair Doctor to learn more about the NeoGraft procedure. After evaluating all the options, he decided on a 2,800 graft hair transplant to restore his hairline and fill in his crown.
Just 6 months post-op, he is already very happy with the results. “I feel like my hairline has come forward almost an inch,” he says. Below you can see a timeline for his recovery. He will continue to see more growth over the next 6-8 months on both his crown and hairline.
Timeline of Nashville Hair Doctor patient David Bernard – side view
Timeline of Nashville Hair Doctor patient David Bernard – back view
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