With social media, selfies, and video conferencing dominating our screen time, it’s understandable that you might be feeling self-conscious about the size of your forehead. New Hair Clinic is one of the only hair clinics in Australia to offer a surgical forehead reduction procedure removing excess forehead skin as well as a hair transplant to lower your hairline and reduce your receding hairline. With 25 years of experience and 5,000 Hairline Lowering Surgeries performed, we are the leading clinic in Australia to fix your hairline in a one-day procedure.
Hairline lowering surgery is a surgical procedure designed to lower the height of the hairline and reduce the size of a big forehead. Some alternative terms for hairline lowering include forehead reduction, scalp advancement, and frontal hairline advancement.
There are two main ways to lower a hairline: the first option is moving the scalp forward and removing a portion of the forehead skin, and the second option is to make the forehead appear smaller by grafting hair to the forehead, hence making the hairline appear lower.
For over 8 years, New Hair Clinic has offered hairline lowering procedures in Perth and to patients across Australia. We have performed over 5,000 hairline lowering one-day procedures which makes us the most experienced in Perth and possibly in Australia. This is why we regularly have patients fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand to have their forehead reduced without a visible scar at New Hair Clinic. With awareness of the procedure on the rise, we’ve seen a significant increase in demand for surgery to lower hairline over the past year.
The upper third of the face and hairline is a key aspect of defining one’s gender because it forms the framework for the whole face. Hairlines in men tend to sit further back on the skull than in women. This gives the impression of a larger and more prominent forehead in men. In women, the hairline sits at a lower position and takes on a more rounded appearance than the square-like appearance found in men. For many women with higher hairlines, the hairline can be lowered into a more female type of hairline with smooth curved lines leading to overall facial harmony and balanced aesthetics. An excessively high hairline can lead to a reduction in self-confidence and may lead many women to reduce the number of hairstyles they choose to have, as the main priority is always to cover a large forehead.
Suitability for hairline lowering is determined by several factors. It is essential for all patients to be in good overall health and possess realistic expectations regarding the potential outcomes of the procedure.
Women, in particular, may derive significant benefits from hairline lowering, as they are less prone to ongoing sheding compared to men. Ideal candidates among women typically include those with a higher-than-normal hairline and a larger forehead. Additionally, having thinner forehead skin with good elasticity enables optimal stretching during the surgery, facilitating the desired results.
Men can also be suitable candidates for hairline lowering if they have a thick and well-defined hairline, without a history of significant loss of hair. These individuals can achieve satisfying outcomes from the procedure.
To determine your specific suitability for hairline lowering procedure, it is advisable to consult with specialists in the field of hair restoration. They will evaluate various factors, including your health, hairline characteristics, and individual goals, to provide you with personalized recommendations and guidance.
Remember, a thorough assessment and open communication with our doctor is vital to ensure the most appropriate treatment plan and realistic expectations for your hairline lowering journey.
Book your diagnosis consultation with our doctor, not a salesperson like other clinics. The same doctor you meet in your consultation will perform your hairline lowering or forehead reduction if you choose to go ahead and regrow your hair permanently with New Hair Clinic.
New Hair Clinic is the most experienced forehead reduction and hairline lowering clinic in Perth with over 25 years and 90,000+ hair transplants performed (5,000 of these hairline lowering forehead reduction) and the only clinic to offer the Martinick Technique.
Offering the full range of hair transplants techniques plus an extensive range of non-surgical treatments, the medical team at New Hair Clinic have a hair growth solution for every stage of hair loss.
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Forehead reduction surgery, also known as a hairline lowering surgical procedure is the procedure we get asked the most questions about. This is because we are a bit different from other hair restoration clinics around Australia. The doctors at New Hair Clinic combine a receding hairline procedure and cosmetic surgery experience to bring your hairline forward with a cosmetic procedure that gives you the most options to reduce the size of your forehead. If your questions are not answered below then please call our friendly team on 08 9389 6000 or book your consultation online now.
New Hair Clinic is the only full-time clinic in Australia practicing hair restoration and has been offering hairline lowering procedures for 25 years, successfully lowering over 5,000 patients’ hairlines.
The following morning after the procedure, the patient returns to the clinic to have the dressing changed. Suture removal is at 14 days. Courtesy follow-up at 1 month, 2 month, 6 and 12 months post-procedure.
An irregular incision is made between the existing anterior hairline and the forehead. This technique means hair can grow through the incision to help camouflage the scar.
Procedures can take anywhere between 1.5 to 2 hours.
On the day of your procedure you will be greeted at reception and asked to sign a consent form. After changing into a gown and booties, you will be shown into the theatre where photos are taken, your hair is washed with antiseptic. Our caring surgical team will make sure you are comfortable in the theatre chair before our specialist physician marks out the area to be removed. At this stage, patients are given sedation.
Patients are not permitted to drive and must be taken home by a responsible adult. Local anaesthetic is always used to keep the scalp completely numb during surgery. This numbness may sometimes last for up to two months after surgery.
A dressing is placed overnight and held in place with a mesh bandage. Patients may return the following morning to be assessed. When the procedure is completed, patients change back into their clothes. All patients are provided with medications and detailed post-operative instructions.
The hairline lowering procedure gives permanent improvement. Further procedures may be required to improve expected outcome or density.
You can go home the same day, but 7 days off work is advised unless you work from home, then you can start earlier.
No. It is performed with light sedation and local anaesthetic.
Anyone who has a genetically high hairline, however the hairline must be permanent so most men (due to male pattern baldness) are not suitable for this surgery.
Hair transplantation using donor follicles from the back of the head is an option, but women will most likely need two procedures to attain suitable density. These procedures need to be done 10-12 months apart.
Hairline lowering, aka forehead reduction or HALO, is a procedure that can lower a high hairline. It involves moving forward the entire frontal hairline and removing the excess forehead skin. Another method is to lower the hairline via hair transplantation. It can usually be lowered 1-3cm in a single procedure.
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