“Is my hairline receding?” Here’s Everything You Need to Know:
If you feel that your hairline is receding, you are not alone. In fact, by age 35, two-thirds of men will experience some level of visible hair loss. Although a receding hairline is a problem many men and women face, it is not always easy to tell if your hairline is actually thinning, or if it’s just your imagination. So, how do you know if your hairline is actually receding? After reading this article, you will know how to find out for sure if your hairline is thinning and what you can do about it.
How to tell if your hairline is receding:
It’s not always easy to tell if you’re losing your hair. The best way to know for sure if your hairline is receding is to schedule an appointment with a hair transplant doctor and get a microscopic evaluation and macro evaluation to see if you have active hair loss, and determine the cause. During a microscopic evaluation, or miniaturization study, the doctor will evaluate areas of the scalp under a digital microscope to see which areas are experiencing active hair loss. Dr. Mohebi explains further in this video:
What to do if you think your hairline is receding:
Fortunately, if you do happen to be suffering from a receding hairline there are treatment options! Depending on what the cause of your hair loss, the most common treatments for a receding hairline are medication and transplant.
Medications for Receding Hairline:
If you are still in the early stages of male patterned baldness and discover that your hairline is receding, there may be some hair loss medications available to help. Some medications currently on the market to aid in male hair loss and regrowing your hairline are Propecia, Finasteride, and Rogaine.
Hair Transplant to Treat Receding Hairline
Advanced stages of hair loss may require a hair transplant to fix. This is also known as a “hairline reduction” or “hairline lowering”. Watch the video below to see Dr. Mohebi perform a hairline reduction on a patient, and scroll down to see the results!
Day 55 After Transplant
After (222 days after transplant):
Anyone suspecting that they are suffering from hairloss should do their research online and attend a consultation with a qualified hair restoration surgeon to determine which option is best for them. Your hair restoration surgeon will instruct you on medication use and help to determine whether or not you are eligible for a hair transplant procedure. Are you ready to take the first step to find out if you’re experiencing hair loss and take control of your receding hairline? Contact us today to schedule a consultation!