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how can you prevent balding and a receding hairline?

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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 and baldness tend to run in families. Medications can provide some relief for some people, but they a less than perfect and have side effects. Surgical hair transplantation has come along way in the last 20 years, but good results require time & money.
Answered on May 23, 2015
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele commented
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
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Some medical conditions can increase hair loss too, so be certain to ask your doctor about cases and treatments specific to your case.
May 23, 2015
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Genetically: determined so there is not nuch you can do to stop it. There are various hair treatments out there.
Answered on May 23, 2015

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