Even men who don’t ever go bald experience changes to their hairline as they mature. Children and teenagers have low hairlines that may go straight across or even have a rounded appearance where the front meets the sides. As part of the transition from boy to man, the hairline usually recedes to a mature position and shape by the time a man is 28 to 32 years old. A non-balding man over the age of 28 to 32 usually has a distinct angle at each side where the frontal hair meets the hair on the sides. We call these angles the normal fronto-temporal recessions.
Late teens hairline
Mid 20’s hairline
Early 30’s hairline
A transplanted hairline does not recede. When we transplant hair, we aim to create a mature slightly receded hairline that will look good now and in the future. A teenager’s hairline on a mature face with grey hair and wrinkles looks unnatural.
When someone has a hairline that seems to be starting to recede, it is wise to wait until the hairline has clearly receded past the normal level of a mature hairline before contemplating hair transplantation. If the recession continues we would be only too happy to transplant hair to improve the hairline now and for the future.BACK