Can Temporal Line Reduction Be Done Through An Endoscopic Technique?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am in love with the results that can be achieved with forehead reshaping/temporal line reductio. I want to do the same for myself. Only problem is I have had hair transplant where they take strip of skin from back of head. So to do the temporal line reduction, I don’t think I’ll be able to do hairline incision like the guy did from the Web page as doing so will drastically reduce blood flow to head. Are you able to do a thin 1-2 cm incision at near ears and then use endoscope to do burring? Or I can do the thin 1-2cm incision right in top of the anterior temporal line. I don’t mind the scar.

A: In answer to your questions about temporal line reduction:

1) The frontal hairline incision has nothing to do with decreasing the blood flow to the head, it is all about the scar.

2) You can not do burring using an endoscopic technique.

3) A more limited incision at the top of the temporal line can be used probably in the 3cm length range.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana