The most dramatic area of the head, in those suffering from hair loss, is the frontal area. This tends to cause a man to look bald or older even with only a slight loss of hair. It is common for men with minimal hair loss to seek a hair transplant. Most men with frontal hair loss are excellent candidates for follicular unit hair transplants.

This Map of the head shows the terminology hair loss doctors used to describe different regions of the head. Here, we plainly see the difference between the temple region, frontal, and mid-scalp anterior.

For most men with male pattern baldness, frontal hair loss is the most common. This is characterized by a front to back progression of hair loss. For most men, there is generally more limited hair loss in the crown, even with advanced hair loss, the hair loss moves back until with many it causes baldness from the front to the crown, leaving the sides and back of the head producing a fair amount of hair.

When hair is transplanted correctly, the direction of hair growth enables coverage of the area immediately in front of it and to the side, to give the most natural appearance. This concept of “shingling” allows the surgeon to obtain optical density with less hair than was originally present before thinning or balding.

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Approximately 3 out of the 4 men we see in our office come to us with concerns about their frontal hair loss and receding hairline. [See Norwood Hair Loss Scale for more precise statistics].

Frontal hair transplants are a procedure we are very familiar with. Learn more about how we transplant hair to the front and establish a new frontal hairline.

See Also:
Intro to Hair Loss
Hair Loss, Self-Image, & Society
Hair Anatomy
How Hair Grows
How Hair is Lost
Hair Loss in Women
Traction Alopecia
Hair Loss in Men
Norwood Hair Loss Chart
Frontal Hair Loss
How to Stop Hair Loss