The average head boasts about 100,000 strands of hair, which seems like a lot until you start losing it. Receding hairlines, once they start, can spread quickly across the scalp, usually beginning at the temples and creeping out from there. For men, it’s common for hair to thin at the crown of the head, resulting in the typical bald spot. While no one likes to see their hair recede, it’s important to know that hair loss is very common in both men and women, and there are ways to treat it.
Receding hairlines generally become evident in the temple area first, but they can also begin at the widow’s peak, along the forehead, or at the crown of the head. The hair loss manifests as a reduction in the volume of hair follicles and will creep further back over time. Most people notice receding hair in the mirror first, but you could also be clued in by seeing more strand buildup in your hairbrush, or by more hair going down the drain when you shower. Depending on the causes, this recession may not be permanent.
Receding hair is a form of hair loss, which affects both men and women. As many as 30 million women in the US alone report experiencing some sort of hair loss. For men, the numbers are even higher, with 25% beginning to see signs of thinning before the age of 21 and around 85% with visible hair loss by age 50.
Your susceptibility to hair recession, especially at an early age, is primarily genetic. In scientific terms, hair loss can be tied directly to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. For people with a higher sensitivity to DHT, the hormone causes hair follicle shrinkage, leading to weaker hair and eventually, less hair growth. DHT-related hair loss typically manifests as a receding hairline and the telltale bald spot at the crown of the head.
Beyond genetics, lifestyle factors can impact how long you can maintain a thick head of hair. Stress has been shown to trigger hair loss, so taking care of your mind and your physical wellbeing is important. For women, life events that cause major hormonal shifts, like pregnancy and menopause, contribute to thinning hair as well. Unlike with genetic causes, sometimes hair lost to external factors will grow back over time—but all too often, once the hair is gone, it’s gone for good.
There is a range of solutions to promote hair growth in cases where hair loss isn’t permanent. These could include dietary changes, topical treatments, supplements, or prescription medications. You’ve probably heard of popular drugs, like Rogaine. While these are all worth trying, the truth is that these measures are not as effective as they’re advertised to be. The key difficulty with restoring a receding hairline is more than just the hair that is falling out. Hair loss means that the follicle, which generates hair growth and anchors the root of the hair to the scalp, is no longer viable.
Receding hairlines can now be treated comfortably and effectively using new technologies that recapture what you’re missing most; the look of a full head of healthy hair. Modern advancements in hair restoration deliver natural-looking results that last, and that are much less invasive than past techniques. In cases of a recession of the hairline, consider hair restoration treatments using the Follicular Unit Extraction method.
Follicular Unit Extraction FUE is the highest demanded hair restoration procedure by men and women concerned with hair losst’s the new gold standard in hair restoration because transplanting the hair follicles individually allows for a more natural-looking result, giving you back the hairline that you’ll be happy to see in the mirror every morning. Venus Concept has two devices that utilize FUE with optimal results: NeoGraft® and ARTAS®.
During a NeoGraft® session, the treatment provider extracts individual hair follicles from the back or sides of the head using a specialized device and then implants them in the area where more hair growth is desired. The newly implanted hair follicles continue the natural hair growth cycle and results improve each week, with full realization at 9-12 months post-procedure. Unlike previous methods, which involved surgically removing a strip from the back of the patient’s scalp and grafting it to a new area, this procedure is minimally invasive, allowing for a faster recovery process and no linear scarring.
ARTAS® uses a similar process, except that your physician uses a robotic arm to perform the procedure with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine vision, designing the ideal extraction and placement of the hair follicles. The device’s robotic precision and intelligent algorithms help protect your existing hair and create a natural appearance for the newly implanted hair. Visit our before and after photo gallery to see just how amazing the results of this treatment can be.
We provide state-of-the-art technology for Venus Treatments providers to address your hair loss concerns discreetly and successfully. Our certified treatment providers are ready to walk you through every step of the process, beginning with a tailored hair restoration plan. The best time to do something about your hair loss is now! To discover your customized solution for a receding hairline, find a treatment provider near you using the search field below: