I choose to get this procedure done as I have always been self-conscious about my forehead.
I have a genetically receding hairline, which resulted in the top part of my scalp being exposed to the sun resulting in sun damage ( wrinkles & age spots well before my time). I also had chronic acne on my forehead as a teenager which left rolling scars which were made more obvious when the light hit my forehead.
This alongside that fact that I hated sweaty fringes and being limited in hairstyles so I wanted to get something done. Hairline lowering felt like an efficient way to get rid of scarred skin, protect my skin from further sun exposure/damage and have a hairline which was in greater harmony with my face.
I only found out about hairline lowering last year, it makes so much sense as opposed to hair transplants, which can never be as think or natural looking as your real hair and can be quite expensive and takes lots of time to grow.
This procedure sounded straightforward and such an obvious approach.
It takes only 1.5-2.5 hours, under a light sedation and just removes a slither of skin to bring the hairline forward resulting in an instant, natural result and is performed in a way that hair will grow through the scar line making it almost not existant. It's a great procedure.
I went interstate to get it done, which was very easy and private.
I needed to stay 10 days in total to get the sutures removed. I am enjoying the downtime
DAY1: I did have a headache and felt nauseous a few hours after the procedure. but Dr. Marzola gave me an anti-nausea injection and local anaesthetic around the site which got rid of the discomfort immediately.
I slept deeply with sleeping tablets but woke once in the night and took more pain meds and went back to sleep.
DAY 2: I continued with pain meds for the second day which made me a little drowsy but I felt fine.
I returned to the clinic by taxi to get my bandages removed and went home to wash my hair. Hairline looked great! I slept in the afternoon and went out for dinner that night, with a headband.
DAY 3: Forehead mildly swollen and tight but no pain. Top of head feels numb ( apparently this can last for a while). I am feeling pretty good and happy with the result.
A big bonus - all wrinkles and scars are gone. I definitely look younger and have a much cleaner appearance. Really happy thus far.
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