Did I Need Scalp Expansion Prior To Hairline Lowering?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in hairline lowering. Would I need scalp expansion to do so? I can’t tell how loose my scalp is and whether it can move a lot or not. It seems sort of flexible but I am not sure how much looseness is needed.

A: Whether your frontal hairline can be lowered without scalp expansion depends on how much forward movement the hairline needs to come and how much scalp laxity you have. The latter is more difficult to accurately answer by email but the former can be answered by sending me a picture which shows the hairline marked where you would like it to be.

But it is fair to say that scalp expansion makes every hairline lowering better and more effective but removing all doubt about the needed scalp laxity.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana