Hair Transplant For Widow’s Peak: Everything You Need to Know

Medically reviewedby Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry M.B.B.S.
WrittenbyLuat Duong
Last updated

You're having a widow's peak.

You've heard the myths that it indicates early widowhood.

Your peers have a straight hairline.

You are frustrated why your hair strands recede significantly.

You're looking at hair restoration surgery to fix this issue, and restore confidence.

Good news! This is the right place. We'll talk about this hair transplant for widow's peak, how it develops and what removal treatment you have to get rid of this particular hairline.

      Can a hair transplant fix a widow's peak?

      You can fix a widow's peak with these 3 types of hair transplant: Follicular unit excision (FUE), follicular unit transplantation (FUT), and stem cell hair transplant. The first two techniques can correct your widow's peak and the third technique is a relatively new option to re-align your hairline.

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      With new hair added to the front of the scalp using either of these methods, a widow's peak can be corrected, giving your hairline a straighter and more uniform appearance.

      The FUE method uses tiny punches to remove individual follicles from the back of your scalp. Then, follicles will be delicately inserted into holes already formed in the recipient location, on either side of the widow's peak's 'V' shape above your forehead.

      In the FUT method, a strip is cut from the donor site at the back of your scalp before it is stitched up. Like FUE hair transplant surgery, the strip is cut into smaller portions with a surgical tool and then implanted at the recipient site above your forehead.

      We recommend to consult with experienced surgeons on this. They will be able to look at your medical condition, if you're suitable for a hair transplant and the hair transplant alternatives you can try instead.

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      How does it work for widow's peak?

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      Transplants are usually performed using hair from the back of your head because this hair is not affected by hair loss hormones, which means that it is permanent.

      The hair follicles are then transplanted to the front of your head, including the area where you have a widow's peak.

      It is important to note that transplants cannot prevent hair loss from happening in the future. However, transplants can help give you a fuller, more natural hairline.

      How many hair grafts do you need for widow's peak?

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      According to data, a widow's peak typically requires 500-800 hair grafts to achieve a maximum result. If you are experiencing a stage 1 bald patch, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. This will help to preserve the hair around the hairline and prevent further hair loss.

      Treatment for a widow's peak typically includes follicular unit extraction (FUE), in which individual grafts are removed from the donor site and transplanted to the bald area.

      FUE is a minimally invasive procedure; patients can typically return to work and other activities within a few days.

      How much does widow's peak hair transplant cost?

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      There is no definitive answer to how much a hair transplant for a widow's peak will cost. The average cost per graft ranges from $3 to $8, so you can expect to pay anywhere from $1500 to $6000 for the entire procedure.

      It is important to keep in mind that the cost of a hair transplant can vary depending on various factors, including the size of the area being treated, the location of the clinic (Turkey is 7 times CHEAPER than Canada) the experience and qualifications of the doctor or clinic performing the procedure, and the type of hair transplant surgery performed.

      One thing is for sure: if you are considering a hair transplant to address your widow's peak, it is important to do your research and compare prices between different clinics and doctors.

      It is also important to ensure you are fully informed about what to expect before making a final decision. In most cases, transplants for widow's peaks produce excellent results and are well worth the investment.

      Is hair transplant for widow's peaks risky?

      There are always risks associated with surgery, but the risks associated with hair transplantations are relatively low.

      The most common complication is an infection, which can usually be treated with antibiotics. There is also a small risk of scarring, but this is typically only a problem if an inexperienced doctor performs the hair transplant.

      Hair transplantations are generally considered safe and effective, and the vast majority of patients are satisfied with the results.

      If you are considering a hair transplant to fix your widow's peak, it is important to do your research and find a qualified, experienced doctor to perform the procedure. A hair transplant can give you the results you desire.

      Are hair transplants for widow's peak permanent?

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      Hair transplants are considered to be a permanent solution for hair loss. Once the hair follicles are transplanted to the balding area and your body takes, they will continue to grow hair for the rest of your life.

      In other cases, minoxidil after hair transplant might be required.

      Other ways how to get rid of widow’s peak?

      It is possible to treat a widow's peak in various ways depending on the severity of the case. Among them are the following:

      Changing hairstyle:

      A hairdresser or barber can recommend a hairstyle in such a way that will reduce the look of a widow's peak.

      Try a wig:

      Wear a wig is probably the easiest method here to immediately solve your frontal fibrosing alopecia.


      You can remove hair at no cost by plucking it (although it is painful). If you don't like the results, you can let the hair grow back in. Otherwise, you can tweeze each hair as it grows back.


      This method is semi-permanent, with hair taking longer to grow back than shaving. You can use at home waxing kit for this.

      Use hair removal creams:

      Depilatories are creams that you can apply to your widow's peak to remove any unwanted hair.

      Laser hair removal:

      The hair follicles are destroyed by strong light beams, preventing hair from growing back more effectively than most of the above methods.


      Removes individual hairs using heat and prevents regrowth.

      How to treat widow's peak from male pattern baldness?

        If male pattern baldness causes your widow's peak, the methods used to treat hair loss and regrow hair can help you get rid of your widow's peak just as they will help you develop strong, luscious hair.

        Here are some hair loss treatments that can help you achieve this: 

        What is a widow’s peak?

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        Widow's peak is another name for a V-shaped hairline. Like straight or curly hair, widow peak hairlines often run in families - it's caused by multiple genes.

        A widow's peak is not always a sign that your hairline is receding. Rather, it's one of the types of female hairline and male hairline.

        In many cases, men and women experience hair miniaturization near the temple and slower frontal baldness. Due to the shape of the front hairline, this type of hair loss pattern is often called a "V shaped hairline"

        However, receding hairlines and temple balding can give the look of a widow's peak. In most cases, a widow's peak is evident from childhood and does not necessarily mean this abnormal development will continue.

        Why is it called a widow’s peak?


        Widow's peaks are named after the belief that they are an omen of premature death, as many widows in previous centuries wore veils that covered their hairline when their husband died.

        While some consider widow's peaks unattractive, they are a relatively common facial feature.

        And contrary to popular belief, they are not an indicator of early death. So, if you have a widow's peak, there's no need to worry!

        What causes a widow's peak?

        People think widow's peaks are influenced by genetic conditions, though it's not exactly known why they occur. If someone in your family has a widow’s peak, you’re likely to have one too.

        This is because the genes that control whether you have low hairlineuneven hairlinemature hairline, or bad hairline shape are passed down from parents to their children. So, while the cause of widow’s peaks is not fully understood, it is believed that genetics is a significant factor.

        In addition, there are a few medical conditions that could result in a widow's peak. These include:

        1. Donnai-Barrow Syndrome: Genetic mutations can affect many parts of the body by this inherited disorder caused by genetic mutations. Additionally, it can result in unusual facial features and a widow's peak hairline. 
        2. Frontonasal Dysplasia: This is another rare congenital condition that can result in abnormal facial development. Patients with this condition are also known to have widow's peaks. 
        3. Opitz G/BBB Syndrome: This rare genetic disorder affects the midline of the body.  
        4. Aarskog Syndrome: Aarskog-Scott syndrome is another rare inherited disorder that affects muscles, skeletons, genitals, and appearance. It is common for people with this condition to have a widow's peak hairline. 

          Despite not being a medical condition, androgenetic alopecia can cause this hairline. This occurs when testosterone in the body is converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which shrinks hair strands. 

          Eventually, you will lose your hair permanently. However, it usually takes time, and at some point, your hairline will look like a V-shape.

          What is a reverse widow’s peak?

          The reverse widow's peak is another type of hairline. With a 'V' shape going opposite, this pattern is the opposite of a widow's peak. 

          Typically associated with receding hairlines in men, reverse widow's peaks are also seen in women with frontal fibrosing alopecia, an autoimmune disorder.

          You should not be alarmed if you have a widow's peak because the two conditions are unrelated, even though a receding hairline is a sign that you have female or male pattern baldness.

          Even though a receding hairline occasionally resembles a widow's peak, having one of these hairlines is not a guarantee that you will soon start losing your hair. There is no need to worry about baldness because widow's peaks can also be found in children.

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          However, if you didn't have a widow's peak when you were born, and you're observing that it's beginning to appear as your hairline recedes, it may indicate that you're starting to go bald.

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          Luat Duong

          Luat Duong is a Copenhagen-based writer and content strategist specializing in hair loss and health. His work has been featured in MyHealthGuide, The Right Hairstyles, and Woman's Era. He is a graduate of Vaasa University. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.