This is problem many men are familiar with: over the years, the hair on the forehead thins and the typical receding hairline emerges. Developing a receding hair line can be a stressful experience. We show you what causes a receding hairline, how it can progress and what your options are for dealing with the onset of hair loss.
What causes a receding hairline?
A receding hairline can appear at different ages in different people. Some men start to lose their hair during puberty or shortly afterwards. Others will experience almost no hair loss and will still have a full head of hair at an advanced age. Some men will develop a receding hairline without losing any more of their hair. Often, however, a receding hairline is a precursor to further hair loss. After a while some men will develop a bald patch on the crown of the head, which is known as a tonsure. This gradually gets larger until all that remains is a ring of hair around the head. The ring of hair often merges with the receding hairline and the hair at the front of the head completely disappears, leaving a large bald patch. This progression is a sure sign of androgenetic hair loss, which affects around 50 to 80 percent of men.
Why women are less likely to develop a receding hairline
It is quite rare for women to have a receding hairline. In women, androgenetic hair loss usually takes the form of thinning hair along the parting. The cause of hair loss resulting from androgenetic alopecia is found in the sex hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
The solution to a receding hairline: scalp micropigmentation
Men with a receding hairline often try to conceal it with a new hairstyle. If this doesn’t work, many resort to shaving their heads. But a receding hairline is still visible even on a shaved head. One good long-term solution to the problem is scalp micropigmentation. The treatment involves applying pigments to the skin in order to create the illusion of full hair. Scalp micropigmentation is also a good option for young men who are already suffering from a visible receding hairline. When hair loss begins at such a young age, it is likely to continue. This means sufferers have to keep coming up with new ways to conceal their hair loss. Thanks to scalp micropigmentation, you can save yourself all this worry right from the start. With hair that’s trimmed short, the gaps can simply be filled in with micropigmentation. And if and when the baldness spreads, you can come back and have the affected areas pigmented at a later date. Other people won’t even notice you’re suffering from hair loss, and you won’t need to worry about your appearance anymore. You’ll just need a refresher appointment every three to five years. The skin’s regeneration process causes the intensity of the colour to fade over time. The refresher session will restore your scalp micropigmentation to full strength and density.
By the way: There are various medications on the market that claim to stop or even reverse hair loss. Some medications can indeed halt hair loss temporarily, but they can’t stop it altogether. That’s why scalp micropigmentation is a better long-term option for creating the illusion of full and even hair growth.