I am female, 42 yrs. and have alopecia. I would like a forehead reduction, and filler at my temples to balance out my face
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I am assuming you mean androgenetic alopecia or male patterned hair loss which is a common cause of hair loss in women. Whether you chose a hairline advancement or a hair transplant either can achieve your desired result. I recommend speaking with a hair transplant specialist so that you can discuss both procedures and weigh the pros and cons of both for yourself. Also, a hair transplant specialist should evaluate whether you have female patterned balding and require medication in addition to the transplant. It is best to attach a photo for a more concise answer.
Hairline lowering and filler
A hairline lowering is a commonly performed procedure in my practice. Certainly patients of a wide range of ages undergo this procedure including patients in their 40s. Pictures would be helpful to determine the best recommendation for you. Also a further description of your alopecia such as location, stability over the past 23 years, previous treatments, etc... These are all items that would be discussed and more during a thorough history and physical.
Forehead lowering or hair transplant to lower the hair line is possible but you would need to see a doctor for an examination.
Forehead lowering or hair transplant to lower the hair line is possible but you would need to see a doctor for an examination to make sure YOU would be a good candidate.
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The options for treatment are various and the most important question is: is your alopecia stable? Depending on the answer the different options should be considered. If it is stable then you would be a candidate for hairline advancement. There are also various options for filling the temples, some of them permanent. Best of luck!
As you are in Los Angeles, please consider visiting me. I can examine you to make sure that the appropriate solution for your hair loss and large forehead is addressed properly. My wife had her forehead reduced as well as my daughter-in-law with great results.