Do Forehead Implants Affect Hair Growth?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a silicone forehead implant placed through a scalp incision after an injury which left an indented forehead. I still have a high hairline so I want to do hair grafts or transplant. My question is can they still put hair transplants over silicone implant or will the hair not stay and grow? The implant goes from my brow bone all the way to middle of scalp. 

A: The location of any skull implant, like a forehead implant, is way down at the bone level. This is numerous tissue layers away from where the hair follicles are located which are just under the skin. Thus any forehead or skull implant will not have any negative impact on hair transplants anymore than the overlying existing hair that is there now. You can freely have hair transplants done along the frontal hairline without fear that they will not take and subsequently grow. I have had numerous patients have this done, including women, with very successful hair transplant results.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana