The central forelock is one of the most important concepts that exist for hair restoration. If the central forelock, that lies immediately behind the hairline looks empty, the person will remain looking bald. Every graft that is situated in the central forelock also blocks light from the front and the two 45-degree side angles as well.

The concept of the extended central forelock is a newer one. The problem with the central forelock is that it does not block light passage to the rear of the head as illustrated. Therefore, the extension of the central forelock all the way to the beginning of the crown not only thickens the central forelock by putting more grafts behind it but now the light passage is blocked from all frontal view angles, making the person appear less bald. Using these concepts by an experienced hair-transplant surgeon when appropriate can help to create optimal visual hair density in the right person.

Dr Samuel Lam is a board certified hair transplant surgeon in Dallas, Texas. To schedule a consultation please call 1-888-866-3388, or visit Dr Lam’s hair transplant forum to ask him a question.