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Hairline Design

The hairline above the forehead is perhaps the most characteristic element in the human face, comparable to characteristic eyes or the prominent position of the nose. It is therefore no wonder that a receding hairline can negatively influence someone's appearance quite dramatically. This is as spectacular is the re-making, the creation of a new natural hairline.

It is a delicate matter, for only a perfect result is acceptable. The hairline must look completely natural; any deviation is unacceptable. There is no such thing as 'almost natural' or 'a little bit unnatural'; in these cases they actually equal unnatural and thus unsatisfactory.

Indeed, small details lead directly to a hairline that looks unnatural.
For example, the use of only a few double hair transplants (the combination of two roots) can clearly create a doll's hair-like effect.
Even when only visible in a few spots, the wrong distances between hair that has been implanted, whether too regular, or too far apart, can have a disastrous effect.

There are two ways in which an unnatural looking hairline may constitute a personal disaster:

- On the one hand the prominent place the hairline plays in an individual's face as already discussed above, makes an unnatural looking hairline very noticeable and therefore nearly impossible to hide. In view of the fact that it is an ongoing situation,
in some cases the resulting mental stress is worse than the initial suffering due to baldness

- On the other hand, correction of an unnatural hairline is difficult and time consuming, and in many cases requires more than one treatment session

The natural results of a transplanted hairline therefore takes the highest priority.
It requires a great deal of aptitude, many years of experience and last but not least, artistic talents and a well developed sense of aesthetics on the part of the doctor in question.

The most important rule in recreating a hairline is emulating nature. Countless aspects are derived from this that absolutely must be taken into account in the course of treatment by the attending physician. Some examples are given below:

Creation of a so-called "no-hairline hairline"

A natural hairline is not really a straight-edged line but rather a transitional zone with increasing density towards the back; going from a couple of fine single hairs all the way in the front to very dense hair growth only a few millimeters behind this initial fine hairline. That is why the hairline is really a fuzzy border area instead of a sharp line.
A natural hairline forms a soft and gradual contrast from the naturally hair-free skin of the forehead to the hairy area on top.

Motto of irregularity

Another basic aspect in designing a natural hairline, is its often mentioned and emphasized irregularity in all of its facets. The hairline meanders in an irregular pattern from place to place and moves in and out in a bold irregular pattern. Side by side, areas with various densities form irregular patterns, completely asymmetrical with irregular, changing distances between them. The single hairs at the very front are positioned in quite irregular combinations, entirely asymmetrical and with variable spacing.

Adequate direction that the transplanted hair grows in

Naturally, the direction in which the transplanted hair grows should follow that of the growth of the original hair. That is to say that the direction of transplanted hair thus needs to be adapted to that of the existing hair. The angle used with the tool (needle or blade) making the recipient sites is therefore of crucial importance, and must be taken into account.
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