Will My Hairline Look Natural After a Hair Transplant?       

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Hair restoration is as much art as science, although many physicians value an automated technique, or speed, over aesthetics.  The goal is to frame your face and maintain a youthful appearance that’s true to you, including our own growth/loss patterns.  There are four key points:

Strategic Height – Hair loss does not stop with a transplant.  Placing the new hairline too low virtually guarantees you’ll outgrow it.  It’s tempting to younger patients, but after a few years the natural balding pattern reasserts itself, leaving an unnaturally bold hairline.  The McAndrews Method uses a conservatively placed hairline that looks good now and for years later.

Natural Lateral Balance – Too wide a frontal hairline creates the very result you want to avoid, evoking a noticeably comb-over or hair-piece look.

The Angle of Hair to the Scalp – Hair angles more acutely at the front of the hairline.  Incisions are too often placed perpendicular to the scalp, which covers it poorly and looks obviously fake.

Irregularity – A straight, symmetrical hairline doesn’t exist in nature, which is why it attracts unwanted attention.  The McAndrews Method will follow the tendencies, textures and growth pattern of your own hair.  That means it’s naturally irregular, not overly linear or harsh.

Your hairline after a hair transplant should look like nature intended.  Hair grows naturally in groups of 1 to 4 hairs.   One of the most important innovations in hair restoration was the discovery of these natural hair groupings.  We follow nature’s plan in how we harvest, place and implant the hair grafts, ensuring the most natural look and an overwhelming rate of hair graft survival and patient success.