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Can you have a receding hairline and not be going bald on top?

Can you have a receding hairline and not be going bald on top?

Yes: You can recede only. This is called pattern baldness and patterns can vary - hamilton types 1-8. Mild cases may have only temporal recession which does not progress. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Does a receding hairline mean you will go bald soon?

Does a receding hairline mean you will go bald soon?

Maybe: Depends on your genes... There are different patterns of baldness. Look to your mothers family and any siblinfs for the patterns of hair loss... ...Read more

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How can you prevent balding and a receding hairline?

How can you prevent balding and a receding hairline?

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. ...Read more

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Hairloss, premature balding, receding hairline, what to do?

Hairloss, premature balding, receding hairline, what to do?

Evaluation: Hello: it is important to test free testosterone, androstendione and dheas.
Sometimes we also add 17 hydroxyprogesterone depending on age and past history.
Spironolactone works (variable response). Do not take if considering pregnancy. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with TE after taking birth control. It worsened after taking spironolactone. Now diagnosed as chronic TE. Regrowth falls out, normal labs. Can CTE cause a receding hairline in women? Or would that be caused by male pattern baldness?

I was diagnosed with TE after taking birth control. It worsened after taking spironolactone. Now diagnosed as chronic TE. Regrowth falls out, normal labs. Can CTE cause a receding hairline in women? Or would that be caused by male pattern baldness?

Complicated question: I assume that TE means Telogenic Effluvium, a poorly understood dermatologic condition in which "resting" hair follicles suddenly start to shed. (Otherwise, TE can refer to Talipes Equinovarus, a foot & nail deformity). TE can, in general, cause receding hairlines in women w/o male pattern baldness. Drugs & nutrition often blamed, but only triggr. Use HealthTap Prime to get answers to your questio ...Read more

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Receding hairline. What is your advice? Best product to stop, slow, hair loss?

Receding hairline. What is your advice? Best product to stop, slow, hair loss?

Preventing hairloss: If you are 17 and already experiencing male pattern hairloss, it is best to consider using Propecia (finasteride) and minoxidil. Be sure to discuss your health conditions and potential risks or side effects of these medicines with your primary care doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline?

Could you tell me what hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline?

Minoxidil: Otc Minoxidil 2% is often used in addition to propecia (finasteride). Get the generic 5mg & a pill cutter to cut it into 4 pieces. ...Read more

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What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline? I'm perimenopausal.

What hair loss product will slow or stop my receding hairline? I'm perimenopausal.

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 is not normally prescribed for females. ...Read more

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Noticing hair loss, receding hairline. Some hairs are turning white/gray and wiry. Anything at all I can do to prevent further?

Noticing hair loss, receding hairline. Some hairs are turning white/gray and wiry. Anything at all I can do to prevent further?

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 restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are hair loss treatments for temple area/receding hairline?

Can you tell me if there are hair loss treatments for temple area/receding hairline?

Yes: The most common treatments are topical Minoxidil (rogaine). This is available over-the-counter. Propecia (finasteride) is a pill, and like all prescription meds, requires guidance by a doctor. Hair pieces, weaves and hair transplants are also options in selected cases. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Sertraline to cause a receding hairline? If so, how can a medication that reduces stress levels cause more hair loss?

Baldness: baldness can cause stress and vice versa, typically stress induced hearing loss tends to be patchy. Any drug can theoretically promote hair loss. Talk to your prescribing physicians, possibly consult with a dermatologist for an inspection. Male pattern hair loss can be seen at your age ...Read more

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Hair loss/thinning is happening at a fast rate, more hair comes out easier every day. Receding hairline. Best course of action? Supplements, shampoo

Hair loss: 35 M f San Fran asks hair line receding. What do I do? ANS: 1. Choose different grandparents. 2. Note u have HTN. Ask your Dr to give you oral Minoxidil for BP. But be prepared for hair to grow every where but where u want it. 3. Accept your family Hx which you cannot change yet. 4. Waste money on untested hair restoration products. Search PUBMED for trials of hair restoration. ...Read more

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Are there hair treatment options for receding hairline and crown balding?

Many options!!!: Although follicular unit grafts are all the rage there area many options which begin with camouflage hair pieces, there are increasingly more advanced medical treatment options which progress up to surgical options. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for teenagers to have a receding hairline?

Is it abnormal for teenagers to have a receding hairline?

Yea: This does appear to be unusual and should be further evaluated by a physician such as a dermatologist or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a receding hairline, or simply a big forehead?

How do I know if I have a receding hairline, or simply a big forehead?

Receding hairline:: If you compare a photo of your hairline now to one taken a few years ago, you will be able to determine if your hairline has changed. ...Read more

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What can I do for telogen effluvium and now I have a receding hairline?

What can I do for telogen effluvium and now I have a receding hairline?

Telogen effluvium: Because telogen effluvium is a reactive process, which resolves spontaneously, treatment usually is limited to reassurance. Any reversible cause of hair shedding, such as poor diet, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism, or medication use, should be corrected. In our clinic we use B12 shots once a month which helps. ...Read more

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I want to know if I have a receding hairline. Can a dermatologist tell if I have one or not?

I want to know if I have a receding hairline. Can a dermatologist tell if I have one or not?

See hair specialist: Most men have some recession as they age and develop a mature hair line. There are various products such as finesteride and rogaine (minoxidil) that can help. If it is excessive hair transplantation may also be an option. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my hairline to change if I'm only 16 years old?? My friend said I have a receding hairline and I really hope he's wrong...

Is it normal for my hairline to change if I'm only 16 years old?? My friend said I have a receding hairline and I really hope he's wrong...

Early but...: If your father is alive and he has lost hair ask him if he remembers when he started losing his hair. These things are frequently under genetic control. If you are vain enough you might consider hair transplants. Another approach is to read and contemplate the serenity prayer by Reinhold Neighbur. ...Read more

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How can I cure receding hairline?

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 restoration is usually via mini-grafts and micro-grafts of transplanted hair follicles. ...Read more

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What to do about receding hairline?

What to do about receding hairline?

Hair transplant: It is difficult to treat receding hairline without hair transplantation. ...Read more

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What does a receding hairline mean?

What does a receding hairline mean?

Forehead: It is when your hairline moves posteriorly toward the top of you head instead of on your forehead. ...Read more

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How can I regrow my receding hairline?

How can I regrow my receding hairline?

Consider Propecia (finasteride): See your doctor about Propecia pills. They block hydrotestosterone from causing hairloss. Rogaine, (minoxidil) a topical application helps in some cases also. ...Read more

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Is it possible to stop a receding hairline?

Is it possible to stop a receding hairline?

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 with your own physician. It is easier to stop hairloss than to get it to grow back. Please keep this in mind. ...Read more

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Is it possible to regrow receding hairline?

Is it possible to regrow receding hairline?

Yes: Usually best done by transplanting your own hair and with local flaps if s small area no creams will replace a turn receding hairline die to genetics. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reverse a receding hairline?

What is the best way to reverse a receding hairline?

Find cause first: Identify cause by a medical exam first to check for medical or metabolic conditions and proceed with a stepwise approach beginning with diet, topical care, topical then oral medications and lastly surgery. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to battle a receding hairline?

What are some good ways to battle a receding hairline?

Minoxidil (Rogaine): Rogaine (minoxidil) (otc) can sometimes gain substantial volume, but it will almost always minimize further hair loss. This is a topical treatment, and does have to be continued to maintain its results. Propecia (finasteride) is another medication which is often very helpful, but needs a prescription. Seek consultation with a qualified hair transplant surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do with a receding hairline?

What do you think I should do with a receding hairline?

Evalutation: In men: topical products such as rogaine (minoxidil).
The medication called spironolactone is very good (and can also protect the cardiovascular system!) but in men can cause/will cause low testosterone and breast enlargment. ...Read more

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I am seeing the first signs of a receding hairline. How can I stop this?

I am seeing the first signs of a receding hairline. How can I stop this?

Receding hair: Eary in hair receding problems, it may benefit from the use of rogaine (minoxidil). ...Read more

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Are there any success stories using products to reduce a receding hairline?

Are there any success stories using products to reduce a receding hairline?

Receding Hairline: Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) are pretty effective in slowing down or stopping hairlos. So is low level laser theray and PRP. ...Read more

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How can I prevent receding hairline?

How can I prevent receding hairline?

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 originally given for the prostate they found in development that it also made hair grow. It can be prescribed by your physician. It has some side effects and can cause birth defects in pregnant women so ask your doctor these questions. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a receding hairline?

I wish I knew: Clearly there are many treatment options such as minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). Ultimately surgery can correct the problem with hair transplants. The use of other modalities in the prevention or minimization or diminution of alooecia is less well understood ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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