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Does receding hair line indicate baldness?

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Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery 31 years experience
Early Balding: A mature hair line can show signs of thining hair in a diffuse pattern as thining hair over the entire scalp. Male pattern baldness, as the name describes, progresses in specific patterns over the scalp-usually sparing the posterior ring of hair. The pattern of hair loss is regulated by genetics, hormone changes--dht.

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A 22-year-old male asked about a 31-year-old male:

Does wearing a hat cause baldness or receding hair line?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Of course not: That's one more silly myth that makes life more difficult. Baldness is genetically programmed and correlates closely with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. You can opt for medical or surgical treatment or embrace your genetics and masculinity and stay physically fit. Mr. Statham (photo) isn't complaining.

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