A hairline revision is a type of hair transplant that Zack Charkawi, MD, of the Men’s Health Atlanta uses to reshape the hairline so it is aesthetically pleasing to the patient. Basically, there are two types of hair revision methods: follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) also known as linear hair transplantation. The follicular unit extraction method extracts hair one follicular unit at a time. While the follicular unit transplantation method transplants natural occurring groups of 1-4 hairs.
Different Types of Hairlines
For the most part, men and women have different types of hairlines. Male hairlines tend to be more of an “M” shape, and male hairlines tend to dip in the center and have high corners. The female hairline is typically shaped like an upside down “U” and is often rounder and softer than those of men.
Benefits of a Hairline Revision
A hairline revision has numerous benefits:
- Better self confidence
- Balances your facial features
- Hair seems fuller, making you look younger
- A more masculine look for men and feminine for women
- Eliminates the need to use make-up or bangs to hide unwanted features
A hair transplant can also improve the hairline. Depending on the circumstances, hair transplants are sometimes the best option especially if you have a genetic history of balding. Hair transplants were first introduced in the 1950s. However, the techniques have changed quite a bit.
The procedure is generally done at Dr. Charkawi’s office. He first cleans your scalp and then injects a numbing agent to the back of your head. Next is the transplanting. There are two methods of hair transplants – follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS). As a rule, the procedure takes about 4 to 8 hours.To determine which method is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Charkawi.
Lowering the Hairline
Hairline revisions are common for those who wish to lower their hairline. The hairline lowering method was discovered over 30 years ago by Dr. Toby Mayer and Dr. Richard Fleming. Since then, the technique has greatly advanced and is ideal for those who have a large forehead.
Hairline lowering is a preference for many. Compared to hair transplants, it has more density and almost instantaneous results. However, it is not recommended for those who have a tendency for balding.
Basically, hairline lowering is an advanced procedure that lowers the hairline by balancing the features of the face. Generally, hairline lowering is an isolated procedure. However, it is sometimes done in unison with a brow lift or hairline forehead lift.
One of the greatest benefits of hairline revision is that it makes you look and feel younger. At Men’s Health Atlanta, we can address any question or concerns you may have about hairline revision.
Men’s Health Atlanta
Dr. Charkawi is knowledgeable in hair restoration and hairline revision. Dr. Charkawi graduated with honors from the Ross University School of Medicine and pursued additional training at Wheeling Hospital which is one of the top 10 quality healthcare facilities nationally. Schedule a consultation to learn more about hairline revision.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.
Dr. Charkawi’s practice is located in Johns Creek near McGinnis Ferry Road and Peachtree Parkway, Highway 141 intersections. It is located directly across from Emory Johns Creek Hospital on Hospital Parkway. Dr. Charkawi is accepting new patients from Gwinnett, North Fulton and South Forsyth counties plus the surrounding North Atlanta areas such as Alpharetta, Duluth, Dawsonville, Johns Creek, Cumming, Suwanee and Roswell, GA.
Note: the content on this page is not intended to take the place of professional medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns about hairline revision or other conditions, make an appointment at Men’s Health Atlanta with Dr. Zack Charkawi.