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Have a Receding Hairline? Here’s How to Fix It!
by Angela Santoriello
Some celebrities with receding hairlines look just fine. As a matter of fact, I don’t think women would want them any other way. Take actors Josh Duhamel, Ryan Reynolds and Matthew McConaughey for example. Why would any women change one hair on their handsome heads?
But for the average Joes who don’t wear it so well, there are some answers to fix the dreaded receding hairline. The Independent boldly reports how “combining new medical therapies for hair loss together with surgery means that for some men, going bald is now optional.”
Bald being optional? Now that sounds good, but first it’s important to understand how hairlessness happens in the first place. “It grows in follicular units that produce tufts of between 2 and 5 hairs that emerge from a single pore. Each follicular unit has a primary hair that is present at or shortly after birth. Secondary hairs develop around the age of 2-3,” reports The Independent.
While men often go bald in spots, “overall hair volume can reduce by 50% without any visible bald spot,” reports the paper. “Women tend to notice that their ponytail thickness is reduced or that their hair shedding had increased long before baldness becomes apparent.”
The temple, crown and mid-frontal scalp are the three areas to first see visible hair loss while going bald, and in many cases hair in some of these areas will stay if men do not shave what is left. As for temple loss, “it occurs to some degree in all boys as they transition from adolescence to manhood,” according to the Independent, citing “fewer than 5% of adult males retain the straight anterior hairline seen in young boys.”
The second area hair is often lost in is the mid-frontal scalp that creates a widening of part-line and most often found in Asian men. “It is also the hallmark of female patterning hair loss—the female equivalent of male pattern that affects over 75% of women as they age,” reports The Independent. Spreading “outwards in all directions,” a whorl at the back of a man’s head is often created when hair begins to thin at the crown.
But with the bad news comes the good news of hair transplants. “The flip side of having scalp regions that lose hair preferentially is that there are also scalp regions that do not lose hair – namely the back of the head (or occipital scalp),” reports The Independent, adding “thousands of men and women around the world have been able to conceal their baldness by borrowing hairs from the back of their head to fill in gaps on the front.”
With so many options for slowly receding hair lines, both men and women can address the issue knowing there are treatments available rather than just wearing a hat.
If you or someone you know would like more information about hair loss and how to treat it, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!