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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 195-199

Decoding facial esthetics to recreate an esthetic hairline: A method which includes forehead curvature

Rejuvenate Hair Transplant Centre, Indore, India

Correspondence Address:
Anil K Garg
Rejuvenate Hair Transplant Centre, 2/1 RS Bhandari Marg, Indore, India.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_51_17

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Context: The evidence suggests that our perception of physical beauty is based on how closely the features of one’s face reflect phi (the golden ratio) in their proportions. By that extension, it must certainly be possible to use a mathematical parameter to design an anterior hairline in all faces. Aim: To establish a user-friendly method to design an anterior hairline in cases of male pattern alopecia. Materials and Methods: We need a flexible measuring tape and skin marker. A reference point A (glabella) is taken in between eyebrows. Mark point E, near the lateral canthus, 8 cm horizontal on either side from the central point A. A mid-frontal point (point B) is marked 8 cm from point A on the forehead in a mid-vertical plane. The frontotemporal points (C and C’) are marked on the frontotemporal area, 8 cm in a horizontal plane from point B and 8 cm in a vertical plane from point E. The temporal peak points (D and D’) are marked on the line joining the frontotemporal point C to the lateral canthus point E, slightly more than halfway toward lateral canthus, usually 5 cm from the frontotemporal point C. This line makes an anterior border of the temporal triangle. Result: We have conducted a study with 431 cases of male pattern alopecia. The average distance of the mid-frontal point from glabella was 7.9 cm. The patient satisfaction reported was 94.7%. Conclusion: Our method gives a skeletal frame of the anterior hairline with minimal criteria, with no need of visual imagination and experience of the surgeon. It automatically takes care of the curvature of the forehead and is easy to use for a novice surgeon.

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