Hairline, High Anterior

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Hairline, High Anterior

Objective: Distance between the hairline (trichion) and the glabella (the most prominent point on the frontal bone above the root of the nose), in the midline, more than two SD above the mean

Subjective: Apparently increased distance between the hairline and the glabella

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This measurement is carried out with sliding calipers [Farkas, [1981]]. This feature gives the appearance of a tall forehead, and may or may not include reduction of hair in the temporal areas. This can be distinguished from male pattern baldness as the hairline is the superior boundary of the muscular forehead, which can be actively wrinkled, in contrast to the scalp where no wrinkling can occur. In addition, texture of the skin of the scalp differs from the texture of the skin over the forehead.

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