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The Concept of the Lowest Acceptable Point for Hairline Design

Published on November 7, 2013 by

How to determine the lowest acceptable point for the hairline (from Hair Transplant 360, Lam SM, Jaypee Brothers, 2011) When designing a hairline that are many ways to create one.  In almost all cases, my hair-transplant colleagues and I start with the most fundamentally important point that defines and sets the remainder of the hairline, […]

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Shoreline Understanding of a Hairline in Hair Restoration

Published on November 7, 2013 by

Shoreline model for understanding natural hairlines in hair restoration I really like using the idea of a shoreline to educate my students and my patients on the proper design of a hairline.  A shoreline from a great distance looks relatively straight but the closer you get to the shoreline, the more jagged and imperfect the […]

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The Lateral, Anterior Point in Hair Transplantation

Published on November 7, 2013 by

The lateral, anterior point in hairline design When we discussed the bell shaped design of the hairline, we talked about a point known as the “lateral, anterior point”.  This point is relatively aligned with the mid-pupil and it represents where the shape of the hairline goes from convex toward the midline and concave toward the […]

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Two Fronto-Temporal Hairline Designs in Hair Transplant and Why

Published on November 7, 2013 by

Fronto-temporal Design Options (illustration taken from Dr. Lam's book, Hair Transplant 360) Although we have discussed the bell and the round patterns for hairline design in other blog articles, we did not discuss what the impact is on the temple hair when creating these types of hairline shapes.  When the temple hair is not simultaneously […]

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The Fundamental Shape for the Hairline From a Profile View

Published on August 27, 2012 by

Hair Transplant Hairline Principles from a Profile View (from Hair Transplant 360, Lam SM, Jaypee Brothers, 2011) When I design a hairline I not only stand in front of the patient, but I go to every angle of the patient to make sure my design work looks good, symmetric, and natural. The side view of […]

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Building Temple Hair When Building the Anterior Hairline Can be Important for Balance and Naturalness in Hair Restoration

Published on March 10, 2012 by

In the past decade, attending almost every meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), I have witnessed topics of growing interest. I believe that temple restoration or also known as temporal point restoration has become a very major part of creating aesthetically pleasing and balanced hairline work. As mentioned in previous articles, […]

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Basic Hairline Shapes Created for Hair Transplant

Published on January 8, 2012 by

Although there are many types of hairlines that can be designed, for the sake of simplicity I try to discuss two basic shapes when I lecture to students at my hair-transplant course in St. Louis every year. They are the bell-shape and the round-shape. The bell shape is a narrower design that changes from a […]

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Is Hair Restoration Artistic?

Published on December 31, 2011 by

Is hair restoration an artistic endeavor? Or in fact is it simply a rudimentary technical procedure in which hair is placed into the head and only the sheer number of grafts count? I will explain in a point-by-point manner why hair restoration is truly artistic in my opinion, focusing on three major elements: macro hairline […]

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Recognizing Fake Hairlines in Hair Transplants

Published on March 7, 2011 by

I was at a conference two weeks ago in San Diego sitting next to a colleague of mine who deplored how fake hair transplants can be. I said that my results can look utterly natural even at close range and I showed him some of my photographic results. He was impressed. However, I challenged him […]

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Ethnic Hairline Designs for Hair Transplantation

Published on February 27, 2011 by

When creating a hairline for a particular individual, it is important to consider many factors, one important element is ethnic sensitivity. Hairlines differ based on gender, facial shape, and age as well, and these are starting points for any physician in his/her design work. However, ethnic differences will be the focus of this article, as […]

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