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Widow's Peak Hair Transplant

A widow's peak is a commonly used term for a V-shaped hairline above your forehead – either because this is your natural hairline or because you have experienced partial hair loss. A professional, one-day widow's peak hair transplant is transformative and can achieve a full, straight and youthful hairline with minimal downtime.


While some people develop a widow's peak due to age or are genetically predisposed to have a V-shaped hairline at any age, there are also various causes of hair loss that can mean your hairline begins to recede unevenly.

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What Is a Widow's Peak Hair Transplant?

There are various ways to conceal a widow’s peak, such as styling your hair over the affected area—but for many people, this type of hairline causes self-consciousness and can impact their confidence. A widow’s peak is associated with ageing, even though this hairline may simply be the way your hair naturally grows.

A hair transplant using our preferred Follicular Unit Extraction method, shortened to FUE, involves a local anaesthetic, and the whole procedure is completed within a few hours. There is no need to stay overnight in your selected KSL Clinic location, and because we use your own healthy hair follicles from other areas, the healed transplant is completely natural.

FUE hair transplants involve the extraction of individually selected follicles, often from a discreet area towards the back or side of your scalp where you have excellent hair density. The procedure is specialised and highly precise, with no linear scarring.

Before your widow’s peak hair transplant, your surgeon will have evaluated the best places to extract the follicles from – the donor area – and have mapped out exactly where these healthy follicles will be implanted, normally on either side of your widow’s peak.

The outcome is a restored, balanced hairline that grows evenly, creating a younger appearance. Each follicle is implanted in a specific way to ensure that regrowth mimics the natural growth patterns of your hair.

How Does a Widow's Peak Hair Transplant Work?

The secret to a superb hair transplant is that the outcome is indiscernible from the rest of your hair. Unlike a more invasive procedure that might leave greater areas of scarring or using a wig or other hairpiece that might not match your hair perfectly, an FUE widow’s peak hair transplant relocates follicles from one location to the other.

Our surgeons and hair transplantation technicians are General Medical Council registered professionals with years of experience achieving outstanding results for every client. They can provide further information about the suitability of your hair for this type of transplant procedure during an initial consultation.

To clarify what you should expect, we’ve summarised the hair transplant process below, step by step:

Free Private Consultation

A hair transplant isn’t always the right solution for everybody, and we offer no-obligation consultations with zero cost to ensure you make informed decisions about the best ways to tackle a widow’s peak. This meeting is a great opportunity to ask questions, explain how your ideal hair would look, and discuss this with your surgeon to see if they can achieve those aspirations.


The Widow's Peak Hair Transplant

Depending on your hairline, the typical procedure might involve between 500 and 800 individual grafts – your surgeon will advise on the anticipated time this will take beforehand. We apply a local anaesthetic to ensure the process is pain-free and will guide you through each phase, from follicular extraction to grading (checking the quality and density of the follicle) and reimplantation in the target area.


Initial Recovery

We advise you to relax as much as possible over the next four days. While you don’t necessarily need to take time away from work, it is wise to avoid strenuous exercise, wearing anything over your healing transplant, and swimming. Many people prefer to work from home to ensure they follow our aftercare instructions.


Full Aftercare Support

Every client has a complete care plan to ensure their follicles are protected and begin to grow well. After five days or so, you can follow your customised washing programme. After 14 days, you can return to your normal routine, washing your hair, spending time outdoors, and exercising without needing to wear a hat or other head covering.


What Are the Benefits of a Widow's Peak Hair Transplant?

Hair restoration can make an enormous difference to your confidence and appearance. It can correct a hairline that has changed over time or achieve a refreshed aesthetic that complements your facial characteristics.

The nature of a widow’s peak, where your hair does not grow over your temples or has receded backwards, can make it impossible to conceal. An FUE transplant from the highly experienced hair restoration experts at KSL Clinic is permanent, minimally invasive and quick, with the entire transplant completed within a few hours.

Pain-Free Procedure With No Visible Scarring

Extracting and implanting each follicle at the root cell level using a tiny tool called a Micro Punch ensures that the rest of your hair and scalp are not disrupted. Since each scratch measures less than one mm across and can only be seen using a microscope, there are no visible scars, incisions, or stitches involved. We use high-quality local anaesthetics to provide pain-free widow’s peak hair transplants, with aftercare advice to avoid discomfort.

One-Day Hair Transplants With Expedited Recovery

The donor area heals very quickly, within a few days, with no long-lasting implications for the growth of your hair across the rest of your head. FUE hair transplantation is our preferred solution since the precision process offers rapid recovery, with no need to stay overnight in the clinic or take extended time away from work and your usual routines.

Tailored Widow’s Peak Hair Restoration

We consult with every client before making recommendations or scheduling a hair transplant since we believe listening to your preferences and discussing how your ideal hairline would look is vital to achieving the best possible results. FUE hair transplantation can also be used in specific areas, from your temples to eyebrows, and as a method of beard transplantation.

Permanent, Natural Results

Using your own hair follicles means that there is no difference whatsoever in the colour, texture or movement of your new regrowth around the area where you previously had a widow’s peak. Provided you protect and look after your freshly implanted follicles during the first two weeks after your transplant, they will continue to grow, ensuring your widow’s peak doesn’t return – a professional hair transplant is expected to last decades.

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 widows peak hair transplants....

What Is the Average Cost of a Widow's Peak Hair Transplant?

Hair transplantation is personal, and no two people have an identical pattern of hair loss. The shape and size of your widow’s peak and the way you’d like your hairline to look will directly impact the number of grafts required, the length of the hair transplant procedure, and the overall cost of widows peak transplant.

Other factors will influence the cost of your widow’s peak hair transplant, including the density and health of your hair in different areas and any complexities in choosing a donor site or removing individual follicles that are the right thickness to reposition around your temple.

During your consultation, we will provide a clear idea about what your procedure will cost and can happily discuss our payment plans. 0% financing is available, subject to eligibility, which can help spread the cost of your transplant over a year.

However, we strongly advise against using cheap or low-quality hair transplant clinics since the results you achieve are unlikely to meet your requirements. It is also essential that you consult an experienced, regulated, and appropriately skilled surgeon with the technology and facilities to complete your hair transplant safely, accurately, and without any pain or scarring.

Celebrity Story

Stuart Hogg

Professional Rugby Player: Scottish and British Lions

"I chose KSL Clinic for my FUE hair transplant, and everything from the consultation through to my procedure and aftercare was faultless. They accommodated my busy schedule, and I want to thank the whole KSL team and their director of surgery, Dr Matee. KSL has exceeded my expectations so far, and I'm looking forward to the end results being even stronger."

Widow's Peak Hair Transplant FAQs

What Is the Best Hair Transplant Method for a Widow's Peak?

Hair transplantation is undoubtedly the most effective and permanent way to reduce the appearance of a widow’s peak and restore hair growth around your temples. We often suggest a FUE transplant, where your surgeon will extract individual follicles from a selected donor area elsewhere in your hair, reimplanting these one at a time in the desired area.

Why FUE? The process is pain-free, minimally invasive and has a faster recovery time than other methods. Clients can return home on the same day and return to any activities they like after two weeks.

What Are the Main Causes of a Widow's Peak?

A widow’s peak is often confused with a receding hairline – although you may experience both types of hair loss or have a hairline that naturally forms a V-shape. Some people find that most family members develop a widow’s peak after a certain age, and if a parent or close relative has this type of hairline, it is more likely you will. However, a very pronounced widow’s peak or a more dramatic V-shape can appear over time due to hair loss that affects some parts of your hairline and not others.

Genetic conditions, including Aarskog syndrome, Donnai-Barrow syndrome, frontonasal dysplasia, and Opitz G syndrome, can also contribute to a widow’s peak. If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions or would like to consult with KSL Clinic about potential factors that have caused hair loss, please get in touch.

How Many Hair Grafts Will I Need During a FUE Widow's Peak Hair Transplant?

As we’ve explained, the exact number of grafts will depend entirely on your hairline and the results you’d like to achieve. While most transplants involve between 500 and 800 individual follicular grafts, more extensive hair loss might require up to 1,800.

The best way to find out how many grafts you would need, the anticipated length of the procedure, and the cost is to speak with one of our specialists during a cost-free consultation.

Discover More About Widow's Peak Hair Transplantation With KSL Clinic

Here at KSL and across all of our nationwide locations, we believe that hair transplants can make a tremendous difference to the way thousands of people feel about their appearances, whether they are dealing with hair loss, a receding hairline, loss or lack of beard growth, or conditions such as male pattern baldness.

Our approach is personalised. It begins with a confidential discussion with one of our hair transplant surgeons to discuss how your hair would look in an ideal world and the procedures and treatments we believe are best suited to your hair health and wishes.

We provide end-to-end support, including comprehensive aftercare, and can answer any questions you have to ensure you are happy to proceed, and have all the information necessary to plan for a smooth recovery. KSL Clinic can also provide supplementary treatments such as PRP therapy, which can augment the speed of hair regrowth following your transplant.

Please contact us at your convenience, and we will schedule an appointment with one of our accomplished hair transplant team.