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Why a successful hair transplant requires a well-planned hairline

June 6, 2019

Hair Transplant Toronto

When it comes to achieving the best possible hair restoration results, careful planning is key, as is a skilled surgeon with an artistic eye. At SpaMedica in Toronto, we focus on the proper selection of donor sites, graft size, as well as the design of your hairline and placement into recipient sites.


While some surgeons fashion the same symmetrical hairline on every patient, the reality is that natural-looking hairlines vary wildly from one individual to another, and a quality hair transplant respects these differences. Thoroughly planning out your hairline with your surgeon during your consultation is the best way to ensure you get the results you’re looking for.


Additionally, consulting old photos of yourself before you experienced hair loss and baldness can go a long way toward helping determine where your hairline began versus where it is now and lend clear direction to your transplant procedure.


Your hair and skin type


When discussing the pattern your hairline will follow with Dr. Mulholland, ethnicity is a key factor to be considered, as there are identifiable hairline structures for certain populations dependent on their genetic makeup. A surgeon who understands the hair growth characteristics of different ethnic groups is important.


For example, African hair is typically very curly, requiring extreme precision to avoid damage to the curved follicles, but it also makes for some of the most natural-looking results in hair restoration. Most Asian hair, meanwhile, is straight, black, and coarse, making for more of a challenge—small grafts seem to work best. And fair-haired Caucasians typically see great results in part due to the low contrast between their hair and skin tones.


Finally, regardless of your hair and skin type, it’s important to ensure your hairline is not placed too low in order to avoid undergoing surgical removal of the transplanted hair post-op.


Hair growth patterns


The SpaMedica hair restoration team will also look at how your hair grows. Different parts of your scalp see hair growing in different directions. For instance, the hair on the back of your head grows backward and downward while the hair in the front and on top grows forward, and hair on the sides tends to grow away from the middle of your head. Dr. Mulholland will analyze your hair’s natural growth patterns and factor in your hairstyle preferences to achieve the best possible outcome.


Regardless of the exact purpose of your transplant, the surgical process requires in-advance, intelligent hairline designing which takes into account current balding patterns, projected hair loss, hair density, hair and skin colour, the thickness of each shaft, scalp laxity, and more. Patients at SpaMedica in Toronto benefit from Dr. Mulholland’s extensive expertise in hair restoration with a wide diversity of hair types.


Whether you’re opting for an FUE hair transplantation procedure or a PRP hair restoration treatment, be sure to discuss your hairline in depth during your consultation. Also: do take advantage of our ongoing promotion: $500 off your first men’s FUE transplant, with financing available at no added interest for 6 months.


To make it happen, simply book your appointment on an evening or a Saturday! Contact SpaMedica in Toronto today to learn more.

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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