When a graft is extracted from the head, it can contain 1, 2, 3 or even 4 or more hairs.
Single-hair grafts are separated out from multi-hair grafts. The new hairline is constructed from two rows of densely packed single-hair grafts. This creates a highly dense and very natural looking hairline.
Multi-hair grafts are then used behind the hairline to create density and they are packed less tightly together. Multi-hair grafts are not suitable for the hairline.
A crucial aspect of a successful hairline design is a natural, diffuse hairline.
If the hairline is designed poorly then it can leave a so-called ‘puppet’ hairline. Puppet hairlines are straight point-to-point hairlines which can look extremely unnatural.
The position of the hairline has a significant impact on the rest of the transplant:
The higher the hairline, the fewer grafts are needed behind the hairline.
The lower the hairline, the more grafts are needed
The hairline design is critical to the number of grafts and this is something that you and the doctor agree on together.