Hairline design and frontal hairline restoration

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;21(3):351-62. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2013.06.001.


Creating a natural hairline is one of the most important elements of a successful hair transplant. This article discusses the key skills needed to design a natural hairline. These are locating borders of the hairline as well as understanding and being able to mimic the visual characteristics of a hairline. Methods to locate the major borders and how to adjust them based on donor/recipient ratio are discussed. The visual characteristics of different hairline zones are described as well as techniques to recreate these characteristics using follicular unit grafting.

Keywords: Frontal tuft; Frontal-temporal angle; Hairline; Lateral epicanthi line; Lateral hump; Naturalness; Temporal point; Transition zone.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / surgery*
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Esthetics*
  • Hair / transplantation*
  • Hair Follicle / transplantation
  • Humans
  • Scalp / anatomy & histology
  • Scalp / surgery*
  • Transplantation, Autologous / methods