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Doctor insights on: Receding Hairline But Not Thinning Hair

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Can scalp psoriasis lead to a receding hairline and thinning hair?

Can scalp psoriasis lead to a receding hairline and thinning hair?

Maybe..: But it's more likely that the thinning and receding is genetic and will happen regardless. The psoriasis (which stresses the skin that supports hair growth) may cause patchy hair loss and make the genetic thinning worse, but usually doesn't cause a receding hairline by itself. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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How to fight a receding hairline/thinning hair at the age of 19. Help me save my hair!

How to fight a receding hairline/thinning hair at the age of 19. Help me save my hair!

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) has worked to slow hairloss and in some patient stimulate new growth. Check with your local derm or plastic surgeon, . ...Read more

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From 13 I began to take extremely hot showers and washed my hair I started to get a receding hairline I'm 19 hair is thinning significantly?

From 13 I began to take extremely hot showers and washed my hair I started to get a receding hairline I'm 19 hair is thinning significantly?

Genetic not shower: Your hair loss is a genetic trait that is usually acquired from your Mother's father. Ask to see a picture of him at 19 or 20 chances are you have the same hairline. Take hot or cold showers it won't change your hairline. ...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/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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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?

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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24 female & my hair has been thinning out in the front & I think receding hairline. What to use/do that will increase growth & thickness? Dormant hair?

24 female & my hair has been thinning out in the front & I think receding hairline. What to use/do that will increase growth & thickness? Dormant hair?

Genetic cause?: The medical problems that need to be excluded are an under active thyroid gland or autoimmune disease. Blood tests will help diagnose. Pregnancy, weight loss, stress/trauma, too much vitamin A are other causes. Because of your age, I suspect androgenetic alopecia, a genetic tendency to lose hair as the follicles themselves shrink. Continue working with a good dermatologist with an interest in hair ...Read more

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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

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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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At 19 years old with receding hairline, would hair transplants/grafts be a good idea? Would it stop the receding hairline as well?

At 19 years old with receding hairline, would hair transplants/grafts be a good idea? Would it stop the receding hairline as well?

Hair Loss: There are oral (pills), topical and surgical options for hair loss. I would recommend a discussion with your doctor and with someone who does hair transplantation to see if you are a good candidate. ...Read more

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Could long hair on males cause a receding hairline?

Could long hair on males cause a receding hairline?

No: Life's difficult enough without this kind of foolish stuff. All men lose the hair on their temples at about age 20. Whether it progresses is genetic and closely related to how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. We remember the First Americans wearing their hair long but baldness was and is rare among them. ...Read more

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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: Infections can cause hair loss

Effective treatment will resolve it.

See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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If a mans hairline is thinning up front can wearing a hat make it worse or cause hair loss? Thanks

If a mans hairline is thinning up front can wearing a hat make it worse or cause hair loss? Thanks

Hat: I doubt a hat would have much effect on your hair. That said, you should have your primary doctor refer you to someone who will care for your hair. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and realy want to get a hair transplant to restore hairline and thickencrown. Mydad and uncle are bald but have hair on the sides (donor sites)?

I'm 17 and realy want to get a hair transplant to restore hairline and thickencrown. Mydad and uncle are bald but have hair on the sides (donor sites)?

You want that?: At or shortly after age 17, ALL normally-masculinized men lose the hair on their temples. This is supposed to happen. Your likelihood of progressing to male pattern baldness is genetic but not predictable from your family; it correlates pretty well with how much chest hair you're naturally blessed with. Managing it can wait. Get super-fit and it won't matter where you have / don't have hair. ...Read more

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I developed a bald patch on my forehead, just where the hairline starts, coz of stitches. How can I regrow it without hair transplant. Any herbal product?

Hair Regrowth: If the hair follicles have not been destroyed, the hair will regrow. Herbal products do nothing more than waste money. ...Read more

Dr. BHARAT Shah
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Thin Hair (Definition)

Hair are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Hair is thin when the ...Read more


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Sparse Hair (Definition)

Hairs are strands that grow from the epidermis and are composed of Keratin. Sparse hair means that ...Read more