Is Hairline Advancement In A Young Male Advisable?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 21 year old male, and I have had an overly high forehead from birth (mature hairline without recession, although it will potentially recede in the future). It seems forehead reduction procedures are contraindicated in my case because of the risk of the hairline receding and revealing the scar. Hair transplants are the other option, but I’m not old enough for that yet and would prefer to save donor hair for any real balding that occurs later on. Can anything be done in the implant space, or with other methods, to reduce the vertical height of the forehead in a male? Thanks for your help!

A: As you have noted the concern with hairline advancement in a young male for vertical forehead reduction is what becomes of the frontal hairline scar. That potential concern remains a valid one for which there is no way to subvert that issue.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana