Repair my hairline X. Any suggestions? (photos)

Hello due to tight hair styles specifically braids I have a very thin hairline. It's not completely bald but there is a gap of hair missing and I just hate it. My hair is thick and curly so I want my hairline full to match. I am looking for the best results, most natural, and fast recovery.

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You appear to have traction alopecia. You may wish to see a hair loss physician to review all the options. Hair transplantation and scalp expanders and the best options. 

Vancouver Dermatologist

Hair Treatment

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Thank you for your question. Take comfort knowing that your experience has been treated in other patient cases. I suggest you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

Traction hair loss repair

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The most efficient approach to a problem such as this is a two stage process involving about 8 weeks of scalp expansion. A balloon-like device is inserted ender the scalp and is gradually filled stretching the good hairbearing scalp so it can later be pulled forward and cover the area of baldness which is removed. The result is realized relatively rapidly compared to the more discreet process of follicular unit hair transplantation which would take 2 sessions and a year to grow out. With either process you should be resigned to wear your hair natural and not risk ruining a tesult. 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

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