In today’s post, we will discuss on receding hair line in men, what causes this and the best treatments to treat receding hairline.
Receding Hairline in men can start any time after puberty. It is one of the first signs of male pattern baldness and can be caused by a variety of factors like:
- Age: Most men in their 30’s have a receding hairline. But for some men, it can start very early and can be the first sign of male pattern baldness.
- Family History: The Genes play the most important role in male pattern baldness and receding hairline.
- Hormones: Dihyrotestosterone, in short DHT is the main hormone responsible for causing the follicles to shrink or miniaturise them initially and then it completely kills the follicles and no hair can grow in them anymore. More than DHT hormone, the sensitivity of hair follicles to DHT is the major concern which is again genetically determined.
Let’s discuss the treatment options for a receding hairline. There is no instant cure for receding hairline and baldness. The medical treatment aims at reviving the shrunken hair follicles back to normal, but cannot revive the hair follicles that are already dead!
On #1: Changing Hair Styles or growing longer hair in the frontal region can be a temporary solution to make your feel confident and positive!
On #2: Minoxidil: This is an over-the-counter scalp solution to help slow the rate of hair loss. The effects typically last as long as a person uses the treatment, but baldness will return once a person stops using it. You can start with 2% or 5% minoxidil solution once daily or twice daily depending on the severity of hair loss.
On #3: Finasteride, 1 milligram daily is the best medical remedy to block DHT and hence can bring back a shrunken hair follicle back to life. But remember, It may not work if the hair loss is more than an year old, because the follicles in the bald patch have no life.
On #4: Laser therapy using a red light or laser at a wavelength of 660 nanometers may also increase hair growth in some people.
On #5: Hair Transplantation: This is a permanent solution to solve the problem of receding hairline. Before you undergo this procedure, you have to opt for either FUE or FUT method and also choose the best possible clinic with sophisticated robotic surgical device like the ARTAS system for best results. We have discussed Hair Transplantation in detail in another post.