July 8 2005, 11:23 am PT | Posted in: Hairlines
Double click on this photo after you read this. When I met this person I assumed that he had a bad frontal hair transplant that did not take, but he informed me that he had lost his hair naturally and never had a hair transplant.
So what are we looking at? The hairs that are left in the front have full normal, coarse diameters to them. That is why I thought that they were hair transplants. This is not the normal balding mechanism. Normally, the hairs become thinner and thinner and then fade away, yet this did not happen to the hairs that remain after balding. Many prospective patients tell me that they can always tell a transplanted hair line from a normal non-transplanted hair line. I always tell people that 90% of the time I can not tell a transplanted hair line. In this person (picture above) it is exactly the other way. A normal balding hair line is shown and it looks like a transplant (which it is not).
This is just an unusual case that I thought would be of interest to the readers of this blog.