This is a young woman who always had a very weak area in the mid frontal
hairline. She had never been able to pull back her hair without
exposing the weakness of the frontal hairline. She came to me
requesting a widow's peak and wanted to get rid of her "cowlick". In
the preoperative photos, you can see that her hair direction is
predominantly directed backwards as opposed to forwards in the mid
Following or opposing a cowlick is sometimes a difficult choice. If a
lot of strong hair persists, one might have to follow the cowlick but
then the patient would permanently retain the cowlick direction. In
this case, we decided to oppose the cowlick as per her wishes.
We did a small transplant of 150 grafts: 70 singles, 70 doubles, and 10
bigs to the frontal forelock and directed the grants predominantly
forward in the area of concern.
Here are her 8 month results. Of note, the transplanted hairs are a
little darker than some of the pre-existing hairs. She may have to
lighten some of these hairs to match the rest for the time being. Over
time, these hairs may also become a little finer as newly growing hairs
often come in coarser for a while.