Here is a a female patient of mine who has a genetically high hairline and thinning of hair in the existing hairline. I slightly lowered the hairline and increased the density in the existing hairline. Female patients have a very different hairlines than male patients and it is imperative that this is taken into account when creating the recipient sites for the transplanted hairs. The photo below shows the patient pre operatively and then 2 weeks post procedure. Some of the transplanted grafts have already shed, which is normal. They will begin to grow back at about 12 weeks. From the “after” photo you can see the very specific angle and orientation of the transplanted grafts to match exactly the existing hair that that when the hairs grow out they are all flowing in the same directions as the native hair. The goal is that you should not be able to tell any difference between the transplanted hair and the native hair.
All the best,
Marc Dauer, M.D.