Hairline Lowering

In Washington D.C. &. Baltimore

With practices located in Baltimore & Washington DC, Hairline Lowering has become a patient favorite. Sometimes called a Forehead Reduction, Hairline Lowering is a procedure that aims to lower your hairline and reduce the height of your forehead.

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  5. Recovery
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What is Hairline Lowering?

Hairline Lowering is a cosmetic plastic surgery treatment that can improve your hairline and facial symmetry. It helps create more balanced and harmonious facial proportions while giving you a much more balanced hairline.

We have found that patients who undergo this surgery tend to have much better and quicker results than they would with hair restoration surgery only as transplanting hair can’t yield as much hair density in the desired area. This procedure is considered to be a “high patient satisfaction surgery” with a majority of our patients being very pleased with their results.

While this procedure is different from a Brow Lift, the two procedures can be combined for better results. For patients with more extreme space between their brow and hairline, Dr. Landford may recommend a hair transplant to advance your hairline, as well as hide any post-surgical marks

Who is a Good Candidate for Hairline Lowering?

You are a good candidate for this cosmetic procedure if you want to achieve better facial proportions and should meet most of the following criteria:

  • A non-smoker
  • In good overall health
  • Keep a positive attitude throughout your treatment and recovery
  • Maintain realistic expectations for your procedure results
  • Want to lower your hairline or reduce the size of your forehead

*Unfortunately, if you have a history of pattern balding, this surgery might not be the best choice for you. Please have a Hairline Lowering consultation with Dr. Landford to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

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How Much Does Hairline Lowering Cost in Washington DC & Baltimore?

The cost of Hairline Lowering in Washington DC & Baltimore will be determined by anesthesia costs, surgeon and facility fees, and some additional factors. After coming in for your initial consultation and having a custom surgical plan made, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a complete cost breakdown.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation for Hairline Lowering?

When you come in for your Hairline Lowering consultation at either one of our Washington DC or Baltimore practices, you will meet with Dr. Wilmina Landford to discuss your aesthetic desires. She will answer any questions you may have, examine your hair and forehead, and mention the options that are available to you. She will also ask you questions about your medical history to help make the most informed decisions possible, so please be open and honest with her as your clarity can also help prevent unnecessary risks.

Once the two of you have agreed on the best route for your hairline lowering, Dr. Landford will create a treatment plan that was designed specifically for you. Before you leave, our Patient Coordinator will help you select your surgery date and provide you with a list of instructions to follow to make the most out of your procedure.

How Do I Prepare for Hairline Lowering?

Before your surgery, we will make sure you do a few things before coming in so that we can perform the safest procedure possible and produce the best results. While every patient may have their personalized directions to follow, below we have listed some of the more common tips to follow:

  • Avoid smoking/vaping or alcohol at least six weeks before surgery
  • Have your prescriptions filled prior to surgery
  • Line up a friend or family member to give you a ride home
  • Stop taking blood thinning medications

What are the Benefits of Hairline Lowering?

Our Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland patients have seen the following benefits from their Hairline Lowering surgery includes:

  • Alleviates forehead wrinkles
  • Can restore or alter facial proportions
  • Immediately noticeable results
  • Increases self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Provides a rejuvenated appearance
  • Reduces temporal hair loss

What are the steps of a Hairline Lowering Procedure?

When you come in for your Hairline Lowering, we will first administer anesthesia to numb your forehead. Once you are numb and ready to go, Dr. Landford will make an incision behind the first two rows of your existing hairline, which will allow her to move it to a lower and more natural position, as well as remove any excess forehead skin and the areas of hair recession on the sides of your scalp.

Finally, Dr. Landford will close the incisions in layers to create very fine sutures along the hairline which will help avoid noticeable scarring. She will use deep sutures to anchor your new hairline in place and apply a compression bandage.

The whole procedure can take up to two to four hours.

Where are the Incisions and Scars for Hairline Lowering?

Dr. Landford will make an incision along your hairline and remove a portion of the skin section from your forehead. While scarring is inevitable with practically any surgery, it should be well hidden within your hairline and will fade and smoothen out over time. Your hair will be able to grow back through the scar area.

woman with a full head of hair

Hairline Lowering Recovery

This procedure is on an outpatient basis, so once Dr. Landford releases you, a friend or relative can take you home to recover in comfort. Keep in mind that every patient’s healing time will vary, but your recovery period can take up to a few weeks. There will be some expected swelling and bruising, which should disappear after a few days.

Dr. Landford may suggest wearing a compression garment on the treated areas to help minimize swelling and provide your wound with additional protection. To achieve optimal results, it is incredibly important to follow any post-surgery instructions we give you. Patients will need to relax for the first three to five days while keeping their heads elevated; we recommend even using two or three pillows in a reclining chair for great results and to help reduce swelling.

Please use a cold compress or ice pack throughout your recovery to help alleviate any pain and reduce swelling and bruising, which will become more noticeable around your upper and lower eyelids, and cheeks in the following days, but will eventually subside.

Keep in mind that it will be normal to feel some mild itching and numbness during your recovery that can last up to a year. Your finer hairs will also begin to shed, but don’t worry! Your hair should return to normal as it grows back after about three months.

Most patients should see their final hairline results in about 12 – 18 months, with a natural look and feel.

Why Choose Us?

Wilmina Landford, M.D. is a plastic surgeon with an impressive background. With a focus on facial rejuvenation and hairline aesthetics, Dr. Landford has honed her skill to offer unparalleled expertise in Hairline Lowering procedures. Dr. Landford’s commitment to patient satisfaction, meticulous attention to detail, and personalized approach set her apart as the ideal choice for your hairline-lowering journey. Trust in her expertise to achieve the harmonious and confident appearance you’ve always envisioned.

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If you are concerned about the size of your forehead or receding hairline, a Hairline Lowering surgery in either Washington DC or Baltimore, MD can help rejuvenate your appearance. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Landford, please call your nearest Landford Plastic surgery practice or request an appointment through our website and a friendly and knowledgeable member of our team will be in touch with you!

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