Can My Forehead Be Made Wider By Laser Hair Removal?

Q: I want to make my forehead appear a bit broader. Is it possible to remove some hairs permanently? This I think would help give me more forehead/scalp skin.

A: I assume you mean that to make the forehead broader, you want to move back your temporal hairline. This is an uncommon request as most people have trouble with their hairlines being too recessed or too far back. But can the temporal hairline be repositioned through hair removal? Yes, this could be done through laser hair treatments. Scalp hair is difficult to remove by any method, including laser hair treatments, but it is possible. Because the scalp is thick and the hair follicles lie quite deep with an extensive blood supply, their eradication is not easy and multiple treatments will be needed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana