If performed properly, yes. It is important that a surgeon pays attention to a few particular details. (1) If grafts are being placed along the hairline, they must exclusively be only single hair grafts and only single hair follicles, reserving two and three hair follicles to be placed behind the initial hairline to add density. (2) It is important that a surgeon create a hairline that is not only natural and irregular but also age appropriate. (3) It is most important that the surgeon create recipient sites at the correct angle so that not all the hairs grow straight up and out of the scalp. The hairs will typically grow more forward and down in the case of being toward the front of the scalp, whereas in the crown it is important that recipient sites are created so that the hairs will eventually grow radially or in a typical swirl pattern.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS