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Receding Hairline Hair Transplant

Hair loss around the front of the head - also known as a receding hairline - is a common issue that is very visible due to the location of the hair loss and how this may alter your face shape. A receding hairline hair transplant from KSL Clinic is a permanent, effective solution that restores a youthful, full hairline with precision.


Although we often assume receding hairlines only affect men and are unavoidable parts of ageing, neither is true! A receding hairline can affect anybody at any age. While this may be due to genetics and be normal within your family, it can also be caused by alopecia areata, an immune disease, or problems such as scalp infections or scars from previous injuries.

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What Is a Receding Hairline Hair Transplant?

We typically suggest an FUE hairline transplant to address receding hair as a minimally invasive procedure that can provide a long-lasting solution. The procedure uses only a local anaesthetic, ensuring your hair transplant is pain-free. You don’t need to plan for extended downtime or an overnight recovery period in our clinics.

The process involves extracting hair follicles from elsewhere on your head, where you have plenty of high-density growth. Each hair is removed individually using advanced hair transplantation tools, preventing scarring and expediting the time these donor sites need to recover fully.

Depending on the pattern and nature of your receding hairline, your hair transplantation surgeon will then carefully grade and place each extracted follicle around the crown, hairline, or parting area based on the bespoke mapping and hair transplant plans they have agreed to with you before the procedure.

Following the transplant, your newly implanted follicles will gradually heal and begin to regrow. Many of our valued customers report that they see a fast improvement to the typical pattern of a receding hairline which leads to exaggerated hair loss around the temples.

Our reputable General Medical Council (GMC) registered hair transplantation surgeons will be delighted to answer any questions you have or discuss your hair transplant aspirations during an obligation-free private consultation.

How Does a Receding Hairline Hair Transplant Work?

Every client may have different priorities; some people use a hairline hair transplant to restore a youthful, straight hairline, normally where a receding hairline has resulted in a characteristic M-shape. Others may wish to restore hair growth around their temple, especially if they are experiencing early hair loss or have a receding hairline that is developing unevenly or only in certain places.

We recommend FUE hair transplants whether you would like to lower your hairline to reverse a receding hairline or restore thick, dense hair growth across your temple since the procedure is widely regarded as the safest and most effective way forward.

Although every customer receives a wholly personalised procedure, the process from initial consultation through to the completion of the transplant follows a structured format:

Hair Transplant Consultation

Our consultation process is essential because it allows our skilled surgeons and hair transplant technicians to inspect your hairline and provide professional advice about the procedure they feel will be most appropriate. You can ask questions, review previous results, discuss the aesthetic or outcome you aspire to achieve, and talk about the most suitable donor areas.


Preparing for a Hair Transplantation

Should you wish to proceed, your preferred KSL Clinic location will schedule an appointment and advise on the expected duration of the procedure. On the day, the process begins with shaving any patchy or uneven hair growth and applying a local anaesthetic—this means your hair transplant is free of any pain, but you are conscious and can return home afterwards.


Extracting Donor Follicles

When the anaesthetic has taken effect, your surgeon will begin extracting donor follicles. Each follicle will be carefully assessed using advanced analysis equipment to ensure that every hair is suitable and meets the required quality benchmarks.


Hair Transplantation

The graded follicles are then implanted into the recipient area using a bespoke mapping system. The surgeon uses a microscopic device to achieve the right placements, with an implantation incision measuring less than 1 mm. The surgical team then gently bandages the area to protect the newly placed follicles.

Once your receding hairline hair transplant is complete, you will be given aftercare guidance and instructions, including medications where necessary to relieve soreness or discomfort during initial healing.

FUE transplants are ideal for receding hairline procedures since, although a minimal amount of shedding is perfectly normal, grafts have a success rate of between 90% and 95% – ensuring that your healed hair transplant achieves exactly the appearance you are hoping for.


What Are the Benefits of a Hair Transplant for a Receding Hairline?

KSL Clinic frequently speaks with clients who feel that a receding hairline is detrimental to their confidence, self-esteem and appearance – including those who experience hair loss around the front of their hairline relatively young due to an underlying condition or hereditary family trait.

If you are concerned about the effects of a receding hairline or want to find a reliable way to restore thinning hair growth around your face and forehead, an FUE transplant is one of the best options.

Minimally Invasive Scar-Free Procedure

Unlike other more intensive surgical interventions, an FUE hairline transplant does not result in any scarring, and the donor area will heal quickly in just a few days. The transplant itself is pain-free with little discomfort, and aftercare guidance is provided as standard to help with recovery.

Highly Experienced Hair Transplantation Specialists

The transplant surgeons across the KSL Clinic group have decades of expertise and have collectively carried out thousands of transplants. Please review our library of case studies and testimonials to see how previous clients feel about their procedures.

Fast Recovery Time and Reliable Results

Recovery from a receding hairline hair transplant begins straight away. Although it may be a few months before you have a rich, thick area of hair growth around the hairline, you will soon see fresh hair regrowth, with each implanted healthy follicle positioned to mimic the natural shapes and patterns of your hair.

Comprehensive Hair Transplant Advice and Care

We are passionate about the impacts a high-quality transplant can have on your hair, scalp health and confidence. We are proud to uphold a reputation for excellence, with ongoing care and check-ins to verify that your transplant exceeds your expectations and is healing nicely.

Dr Matee (GMC – 7043306)

Director of Surgical Services

Dr Nishal (GMC – 7451632)

Surgeon at KSL Clinic

Dr Kostas (GMC – 7360815)

Surgeon at KSL Clinic

Before and after results of a receding hairline transplant....

How Much Does a Receding Hairline Hair Transplant Cost?

There is no standard cost for a receding hairline hair transplant since the procedure and planning will depend on your confidential consultation with your hair transplant surgeon – and much may depend on factors such as:

Your current hairline, the pace and extent of hair loss, and how far back your natural or desired hairline has receded.

The number of grafts we expect to require to cover the extent of the area where your hairline has receded – and how long the procedure is likely to take.

Available healthy donor follicles and the length and density of hair growth in other locations.

Lifestyle considerations including your age, any underlying conditions that have contributed towards a receding hairline, and any anticipation that your hairline might recede further.

During an FUE hair transplant, we typically select follicles from the back and sides of your scalp and reposition them in a precise pattern to fully cover the area where the hairline has receded—hence the importance of ensuring there are enough donor hairs with the right thickness to achieve a natural outcome.

If you would like to know the expected costs of your receding hairline hair transplant, you are welcome to book a consultation with your nearest KSL Clinic. This initial discussion is free of charge and will enable one of our specialists to provide a clearer idea.

Our pricing pages also provide further information about average costs and why these vary for different clients and hair transplant procedures. You’ll also find details of our hair transplant payment plans should you need to ensure your transplant is within your budget.

Celebrity Story

Stacey Freeman

Reality TV Star and Model

"This was a big insecurity of mine. Many males dislike their hairline, and I was fortunate enough to do something about mine. Don't just suffer; seek advice and put a plan together on how to make yourself happier and comfortable in your own skin. Just grateful for KSL Clinic and Dr Matee giving me the chance to get the hairline I’ve always wanted."

Receding Hairline Transplant FAQs

How Long Does it Take for a Receding Hairline Hair Transplant to Work?

FUE hair transplants are minimally invasive, and cutting-edge tools and equipment are used to ensure there are no scars or long-lasting signs you have undergone a hair transplant. The immediate recovery time after your procedure is up to two weeks, when the tiny incisions around each follicle will heal.

Over the coming weeks, your hair will begin to regrow. As the healthy hair follicles enter the growth phase, you will potentially see a small amount of shedding, which will occur in around four to five weeks. This minimal loss is natural and part of growing a new hairline.

After approximately six weeks of recovery, your hair will begin to grow at a more consistent speed. After roughly 12 months, you will see a full, thick hairline that covers your previously receding hairline.

One of the many advantages of this technical hair transplantation technique is that the results are permanent – a professionally completed procedure is expected to last up to 20 years or longer, although top-up or supplementary procedures can potentially be planned if your hairline changes in the years to come.

What Sort of Aftercare Is Involved With a Receding Hairline Hair Transplant?

Following your hair transplantation procedure, your surgeon will provide personalised advice about how best to care for the newly transplanted follicles and ensure the donor area is protected and recovers quickly.

Some customers use medications to soothe soreness or irritation or may use a prescription medication which can assist if your receding hairline has been caused or exacerbated by a medical condition – this may apply if you have a hormonal condition that contributes to premature hair loss.

In other cases, we recommend platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, which has proven to augment the results of a hair transplant and can also be used as a standalone non-surgical injection therapy to achieve thicker, more lustrous hair.

PRP treatments are administered over three stages, often split into three or four treatments over a course of four to six weeks. Maintenance treatments are advisable to optimise your final results.

Can I pay on finance for my hair transplant for a Receding Hairline?

Yes, we appreciate that every client has varied circumstances. You must be 18 or over to apply for our interest-free payment packages, which allow you to spread the cost of your transplantation over a year.

More information about interest-free payment plans and eligibility criteria is available on our dedicated page.

Read more: How much does a hair transplant cost?

Book a Consultation With KSL Clinic Today to Enquire About Receding Hairline Hair Transplantation

As specialists in high-quality, natural, and permanent hair transplantation, we appreciate that hair loss around the face and hairline can cause a great deal of frustration or mean some clients perceive that they look substantially older than they are.

Part of the reason we work with so many professional athletes, performers, and musicians is that those in public-facing roles often rely on a polished aesthetic and find that hair transplantation is the most effective and trusted resolution for tackling receding hair once and for all.

Our multiskilled hair transplant technicians and surgeons are here to help and offer invaluable expertise to ensure you make informed decisions about the right procedure or treatments to achieve your ideal hairline.

Please get in touch with us today to book your consultation.