Hairline is a significant aspect forming the frame of the face; asymmetry of hairline may cause an imbalanced and unaesthetic look. It may affect the proportion of your forehead and eyebrows and can be very uncomfortable. This condition can be an early sign of hair loss especially in 20s and 30s. Uneven hairline is a problem common for both men and women.
What are the causes of uneven hairline?
The asymmetric look of the hairline can be caused by main factors;
- Physical traumas in the area
- Traction alopecia
- Aging/maturing hairline
- Androgenetic alopecia
- Unsuccessful hair transplant treatments
It is very common to mistake a genetically uneven hairline with a receding hairline; if you do not experience noticeable hair shedding in any other parts of your scalp and people in your family also suffer from uneven hairline, it is very likely that the reason of your condition is genetics. Like other parts of our body, it is very natural to have asymmetric on hairline.
Physical traumas around hairline
Physical traumas around the hairline can also cause asymmetry; especially if the trauma is heavy and caused a scar tissue.
Traction alopecia caused by the force occurs as a results of some tight hairstyles like braids, pony tails or buns; this condition is more common for women however can be experienced by men too. Uneven hairline caused by traction alopecia is preventable.
Maturing hairline is a part of aging process which causes hairline to recede slightly and become more undefined; the changes on the hairline with age often causes asymmetry.
This is the most common condition of uneven hairline. Androgenetic alopecia is often known as male pattern hair loss; it is caused by DHT hormone and the first part of the scalp affected from this condition is the frontal part. Hairline recedes progressively and often gets uneven.
Unsuccessful hair transplants
A poorly planned and performed hair transplant can also be the cause of the asymmetry of hairline.
Is uneven hairline always a sign for hair loss?
Asymmetry on hairline is not always an early sign of hair loss; it is very common and natural for people to think this way but not every condition leading to asymmetry of hairline is related to further hair loss problem.
To find out if the irregularity of your hairline is caused by hair loss or other factors, patients are advised to track changes; hair loss often gives more signs than just irregularity on hairline. When you think you have an uneven hairline caused by hair loss, first step to find a solution is consulting to a specialist doctor for a detailed examination. Blood tests and physical examinations are used to confirm the existence of possible hair loss process.
What are the possible treatment ways for uneven hairline?
There are several surgical and non-surgical treatments available for asymmetric hairline whether it is caused by any other factor or hair loss; whichever found the most suitable, the treatment plan should be made carefully according to the causes and degree of asymmetry.
The most common and preferred treatment ways are laser treatments, medication and hair transplants; among these, the most permanent and effective one is accepted as hair transplant.
Hair transplants for uneven hairline
The most preferred treatment while fixing your uneven hairline is hair transplant because it allows the patients and doctor to have control over the depth, angle and direction of transplanted hair follicles. Asymmetry of hairline is a delicate condition which requires specific designing.
After your detailed examination is done, you can mention about your expectations and concerns to your hair transplant specialist; the specialist will design a special and personalized treatment plan by measuring the most suitable and natural hairline to achieve the ideal frame for your head and face form.
For further information and a detailed online consultation, please contact Monoplant Hair Clinic; our medical consultants are looking forward to give you the details about the treatments for uneven hairline.