I have done a lot of research in relation to hair transplants and forehead reduction as I have been experiencing hair loss over the last few years and I also have a large forehead. As I am only 20 years old I know it’s not recommended to have a hair transplant as there may not be enough donor hair to be transplanted to keep up with further hair loss I may experience over time.
Would it be possible to have forehead reduction surgery to lower my hairline and reduce the size of my forehead and also have a hair transplant to replace hair that I have already lost? I have dark red, wavy/straight hair and my hair is thick at the back where the donor area would be (not sure if this would make a difference).
I’m currently at the Norwood II stage and I am already extremely self conscious about my hairloss and large forehead and it has effected my confidence. I’ve considered using Propecia and Rogaine but I’m terrified in case I experience excessive shedding or erection problems from Propecia as I have read a lot of reviews from people who experienced these side effects.
I am getting desperate now so any advice you could give me would be much appreciated.
Great question. I assume you are a male. This makes a difference, as females with this problem can safely have a hairline lowering procedure, as they will not lose the hair above that was moved down. A male with active hair loss will most likely lose the lower hairline and be no better off (possibly worse off) after a hairline lowering procedure.
At 20 years old with no clear examination or diagnosis of male pattern baldness, a forehead reduction may make things worse if you progress to a Norwood 6 (for example). You need a Master Plan and a clear diagnosis. You are young, so let’s start it right, come pay us a visit at the New Hair Institute to have the degree of your hair loss diagnosed.