Some women develop a receding hairline rather than generalized thinning in the frontal area. This is often most noticeable in the area we call the frontotemporal recessions, where the frontal hairline meets the hairline on the sides. In other words, their hair loss fits more with the Norwood patterns (especially the Norwood III pattern) than with the Ludwig patterns.
Most men, including those who will not become bald, develop frontotemporal recessions by the age of 28 to 32. Women who develop sharply angled frontotemporal recessions often state that they feel that their hairline looks too “masculine”.
Often women with this pattern of hair loss have fairly dense hair everywhere else. This gives them a relatively small area requiring hair transplantation and lots of available donor hair. A woman with a receding hairline is therefore an excellent candidate for hair transplantation.
With all follicular unit hair transplantation, as performed at the Seager Hair Transplant Centre, a softer, gently curved no-line hairline can be achieved and the frontotemporal recessions can be filled in, in one visit.