Understanding Hair Transitions on the Scalp When Performing Hair Transplant
When trying to create a natural result in a hair transplant, there are so many factors to consider in getting a result that looks amazing. One factor that is little talked about is how to transition from one part of the scalp to another, e.g., the hairline to the midscalp, from the vertex to the midscalp, from the hairline to the temple, from the midscalp to the lateral hump, etc. Without needing to bear down on all of the technical details, suffice it to say that the transition from one part of the scalp to another is never abrupt but gradual and gentle. Angles do not change rapidly but change in a slow, progressive manner. A seasoned hair transplant surgeon understands how to create these natural and gentle transitions in angles and directions to yield a very natural result that not only looks great but also is very combable.
Illustration from my textbook, Hair Transplant 360, showing hair angles across the scalp.
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