There are many patterns for hair loss; it is the receding hairline that brings patients to the doctor’s office most often. It is difficult to forget about the receding hairline – we notice it every time we look into the mirror, it doesn’t allow us to create most hairdos, and what’s more… it grows very fast! The receding hairline is a form of androgenic hair loss, that is the one we most often inherit in our genes. However, it’s not always genes that cause 100% of our hair problems; the reasons for hair loss are numerous – from a simple diet to chronic stress. This type of hair loss usually occurs quite early, that’s why the problem of receding hairline is noticed even before the age of 20.
The first symptom of receding hair is its loss and thinning at the front of the head, though initially the hairline does not change. During further stages of androgenic hair loss patients notice intensive hair loss, also on the crown of the head, which results in those two places (the crown and the receding hairline) being joined. This creates baldness on the considerable part of the head in the shape of a horseshoe. It’s important to draw attention to the fact that hair at the back and the sides of the head are less prone to dihydrotestosterone. It is this correlation that ‘shapes’ androgenic hair loss into a horseshoe – leaving hair at the back and the sides of the head.
Two factors play an important role when we want to start an effective hair loss fight: the first one is a quick reaction to the problem (that is to consult an appropriate doctor); the second one is to find the cause of hair loss (which is the follow-up of the first factor). The patients who don’t postpone consulting a specialist for too long often qualify for pharmacological treatment. It may not always help us solve our problem fully; however, in most cases it stops the process of hair loss and improves hair condition. Pharmacological treatment also enables us to lower the cost of a future hair transplant. We must bear in mind that the lost hair follicles cannot be recovered, the only way to restore hair is hair follicle transplant.
Receding hairline transplant FUE method is very common when we deal with the problem of receding hairline. During this procedure hair follicles are extracted from the donor area (the back and the sides of the head) and are then transplanted over the bald area. The doctor’s experience plays a significant role in restoring the hairline as he shapes the hairline appropriately and helps the hair grow nicely. As far as the receding hairline is concerned, the doctor’s artistic sense is also important. The restored hairline shouldn’t be too low, and its shape must be adjusted to the patient’s age and face type so that the hairstyle looks natural and attractive.