I am female, 42 yrs. and have alopecia. I would like a forehead reduction, and filler at my temples to balance out my face

What would you suggest for a female, age 42 yrs. old ? Attractive, however, I have Alopecia and I would like to reduce my Forehead and have a Filler for my temples. My weight is 116 lbs. I would like my face to be as attractive as possible..I am self conscious because of my Alopecia, which I have had since 19 years old...I work with the Public everyday.. And have to look attractive ...Thank You ~

Doctor Answers 5

Female hairine

          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.


Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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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. 

Kevin Ende, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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. 

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Alopecia-forehead

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!

Vartan Mardirossian, MD
Jupiter Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Forehead surgery

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.  

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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