How Hairline Lowering Can Be Utilized to Reduce the Prominence of One's Forehead With Natural-Looking Results

Benefits of Hairline Lowering

Hair Restoration Specialist in Baltimore Highlights the Benefits of Hairline Lowering

Dr. James E. Vogel is a Baltimore plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist who has focused his career on enhancing the natural beauty of his patients.

By offering a wide variety of facial procedures — including facelift, fat grafting, neck contouring, and injectable treatments — he has helped many men and women achieve a more balanced, symmetrical, and rejuvenated aesthetic.

As part of this commitment to improving facial harmony, Dr. Vogel specializes in hairline lowering and hair transplants to reduce the prominence of the forehead for patients with a high hairline.

According to the Baltimore plastic surgeon, “For some men and women with a naturally high hairline, the proportion of the forehead in relation to the rest of their facial features can cause a feeling of self-consciousness.”

How Hairline Lowering Can Be Utilized to Reduce the Prominence of One’s Forehead With Natural-Looking Results

Though some individuals may try to reduce the prominence of their forehead by styling their hair in different ways, he says this strategy oftentimes does not create long-term satisfaction.

Fortunately, he explains, hairline lowering can shift the hairline of a patient downward by 0.5 to 1 inches, improve harmony and balance among facial features, boost the confidence of the patient, and deliver natural-looking results.

In a recent blog post, Dr. Vogel highlights: “Ideal candidates for hairline lowering should have sufficient skin laxity along the scalp to perform the procedure, and also be accepting of the possibility of potential scarring.” Should the latter be a concern, however, he notes that a follow-up hair transplant procedure can often lower the hairline even further while also helping to conceal any potential scarring.

For patients concerned with how natural the final results of hairline lowering may appear, Dr. Vogel recommends finding a surgeon who is highly experienced in hairline lowering procedures.

In addition, he notes that patients with thicker hair, a straighter natural hairline, and greater skin laxity can often achieve the most natural looking results.

For patients with thinner hair or more irregular hairlines, the Baltimore plastic surgeon says he can generally use a hair transplant procedure to further conceal the incision and attain excellent results.

Ultimately, Dr. Vogel states that the first step of any successful hairline lowering procedure is to schedule a consultation with a credentialed hair restoration specialist who will carefully listen to the patients’ cosmetic goals, help determine their candidacy, and enable them to make a well-informed decision.

About James E. Vogel, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Vogel is a board-certified plastic surgeon who completed his residency in plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, as well as leading his own private plastic surgery practice in Baltimore.

In addition to hair restoration techniques, Dr. Vogel offers a comprehensive array of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures for the face, breasts, and body.

Dr. Vogel is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Johns Hopkins Medical Society, and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

For more information about Dr. Vogel and his practice, please visit