Who doesn’t like luscious-looking hair with thick volume and the best flair along with nice texture? But nowadays with pollution, stress, and environmental factors the hairline is receding in younger generations as well. The good news is that there are lots of surgical and non-surgical treatments available nowadays in every budget to get the desired look and feel for your hair. In this blog, we will look at some of these options and especially explore how hair transplantation can be a long-term cure for your receding hairline. Some see the symptoms of receding hairline as early as puberty or anytime throughout adulthood.
How does a receding hairline look?
The starting point of the receding hairline is above the temples. Men mostly lose hair in the forefront of the scalp, and if neglected, the hair starts receding, leaving a crescent moon shape on the scalp. In women, a V-shaped peak gets created in the middle of the scalp.
Reasons for receding hairline
There are many causes of a receding hairline, such as:
Age is one of the most contributing factors to receding hair loss. Every day it’s natural to lose hair follicles, but new hair grows to replace the fallen hair. But as age progresses, the regeneration process slows down; hence there is a gradual receding of the hairline. In men, a hormone called DHT has been found to cause male pattern baldness.
This hormone shrinks the hair follicles because it cannot grow anymore. Hereditary is one of the major causes of male pattern baldness, and sometimes the baldness pattern resembles the earlier generations. It has been found can also result in hair loss, especially if the patient has undergone chemotherapy. The stress of modern-day living is the latest contributor to receding hair loss at a much younger age. Irrespective of gender, both men and women are experiencing hair loss even in their 30s. This has been mostly attributed to exposure to toxic air pollutants and stress.
Smoking is also one of the major contributors to hair loss, along with poor dietary habits. Hair mostly consists of protein, so a lack of a protein diet contributes directly to hair loss.
Hair transplants and laser therapy
One of the main reasons for choosing a hair transplant is the durability and longevity of the treatment. During a hair transplant, a skilled surgeon collects hair follicles from a dense area of hair, typically the back of the head. Then, these hair follicles are implanted in the area affected by a receding hairline.
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT): In FUT surgery, a skilled hair surgeon will take out a strip of skin from the dense part of the scalp, which is normally the back or side of your head. Individual hair follicles from the strip are extracted. Then, patiently, and skillfully, these “donor area” hair follicles are inserted into the recipient area, which in this case is the receded hairline area.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE): The principal is the same as FUT, but the surgeon uses a tiny punch tool to obtain donor area hair follicles. The resulting scar in the donor area is very thin and hardly visible over time.
Sapphire Hair transplant is another latest method in which sapphire blades are used for hair extraction. If a person does not have thick hair on the back or sides of the scalp, body hair is used. Using parts other than the Scalp as donor areas requires more skill and is time-consuming.