If I get a hair transplant placing follicles where none ever existed, is there enough blood supply to sustain permanent growth?

For female hairline lowering via hair transplant, how and why can the newly placed follicles survive in areas below the natural hairline? Is there enough blood supply and whatever else is needed to make hair grow? Thank you for your time.

Doctor Answers 7

There is plenty of blood supply (especially on your scalp) to sustain transplanted hair grafts.

There is plenty of blood supply (especially on your scalp) to sustain transplanted hair grafts.  The issue with poor growth is not blood supply but the skill and technique of the doctor and his/her team to keep the tiny fragile hair grafts alive during the surgical process.


Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Lower hairline

Yes, the grafts (follicles) should grow quite easily in the forehead.  This area is very rich with blood flow.  Good question.

Tim Neavin, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Female Hairline Transplant

Blood supply to forehead is adequate for hair transplantation. Hairline lowering is very successful if performed by a skilled and artistic surgeon. Please see link below to see an example of hair line lowering in an African American female.

Brian Goertz, MD
Seattle Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hairline Lowering

Hair transplant is a great way to lower or alter your existing hairline.  The forehead has great blood supply and is a great host for new hair follicles - even in areas where you never had hair. 

Andrew Jimerson, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Female hairline transplant lowering procedures

This is a genetic and a hormonal issue with female hairlines. Fortunately, the forehead is very vascular and easily supports a hair transplant

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Transplant to forehead

The answer is a simple yes. The forehead is very similar to the hsir bearing scalp but has less hair except for the eye brows. Hair transplants do very well in the hairless forehead.

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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If I get a hair transplant placing follicles where none ever existed, is there enough blood supply to sustain permanent growth?

Yes, the blood supply on the scalp and forehead is excellent. Blood supply is not a problem. What can be a problem is improper placement of hairline-- either too high or much worse, too LOW. Permanent growth is not a worry. Poor design and placement of hairline can be. Be certain to choose a surgeon who has demonstrated artistic hairlines in before and after pictures. It's the same for women and men in this regard.

William Woessner, MD
New Orleans Hair Restoration Surgeon
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