A Receding Hairline Caused by Male Pattern Baldness
A receding hairline is perhaps the number one concern men have about their appearance. By the age of 35, two in three Americans will be affected by hair loss, a main contributor to a receding hairline. Male hair loss typically starts on the forehead and works its way towards the back, eventually leaving a ring of hair around the back and sides of the head. This is commonly called male pattern baldness.
What can you do about your receding hairline?
As annoying as it is to see your hairline disappear, it is the predictability of male pattern baldness that presents the solution. The reason the hair usually stays in place at the back of the head well into old age is that those follicles are resistant to dying off, whereas those on top of the head are not. If you transplant follicles from the back of the head to the top of the head, they continue to grow much like they would in their original location.
This is where today’s medical advances in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) have made a huge difference. This technology allows a physician or specialist to harvest hair follicles from the back of your head and insert them into balding areas. It takes an experienced technician to reconstruct your hairline to not only an appealing but also an age appropriate shape.