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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: All normally-masculinized men lose the hair on their temples around age 20. For many of us, especially if we're smooth-chested, that's all.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Perlman
47 years experience Plastic Surgery
For men Propecia (finasteride) : Receding hairlines can be stopped in their tracks with selective androgen blockers such as popecia. There are side effects however so discuss this wi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Start with your MD: Have a physical by your regular physician, who can check things like thyroid levels, hormone levels, and vitamin status. S/he may consider rogaine (mi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Receding hair: Eary in hair receding problems, it may benefit from the use of rogaine (minoxidil).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience Dermatology
Hairloss: Rogaine (minoxidil) is over the counter and helps both sexes. Propecia has been shown to help men. There are some findings it may help women, but it ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It is a genetic predtermined pattern and called pattern hair loss. The earlier you lose hair the more pronounced the amount of hair loss will probably ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Medical treatment: There are shampoos that may help with he medication rogaine (minoxidil) in them. The best treatment is with Propecia, a medication that was originall ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberico Sessa
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
A few options: To stop a receding hairline nonsurgically the most common option is propecia, (finasteride) hair and skin vitamins will also help. Also make sure any ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Denkler
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Consider Propecia (finasteride): See your doctor about Propecia pills. They block hydrotestosterone from causing hairloss. Rogaine, (minoxidil) a topical application helps in some ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Don't get older: Either that or hair dye.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Hair: Rogaine (minoxidil) solution or tablets are worth a try first, if ok with your doc.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Hair plugs?: Possibly hair plugs will improve the receding hair. There is now a new method where single hair follicles are implanted without the scars from where ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beatriz Tendler
34 years experience Endocrinology
Evaluation: Hello: it is important to test free testosterone, androstendione and dheas. Sometimes we also add 17 hydroxyprogesterone depending on age and past hi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Limited effects: Rogaine (minoxidil) clinical trials demonstrated growth of hair in the vertex or crown of the head. Some patients may see growth in the receding hair ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair resto ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Recede/hair/loss: YES! Hair transplants or FUE grafts...
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Determine cause: There are many different possible causes for hair loss. A dermatologist/ physician can assess to determine the cause of your hair loss and then a trea ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Minoli
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Micro-Hair Grafting: Oral Propecia (finasteride) and topical Minoxidil are 2 non-surgical agents that can be tried. However, once the hairline has receded, its best restor ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair resto ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Choose well: The best way is to choose the right parents. Unfortunately, the majority of your hair pattern and balding is determined by genetics. High hairlines an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Compulsion: Compulsive behavior suggests a problem such as ocd. You should talk with your doctor about these symptoms and also undergo screening for anxiety-rela ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Receding hair line: There are over the counter treatments for a receding hairline, like Minoxidil that are helpful. Since the hair loss is in a 17 year old, i would reco ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Hair loss: And not your head hair? If you are losing hair on many body parts you must see your primary doctor for complete evaluation - history, physical exam, ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-funga ... Read More
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