Receding Hairline And Hair Loss
The majority of men searching for hair transplants are looking to turn back the clock on their receding
hairline. The first thing you see when looking at a person is, of course, the front of of the head and the
front hairline in particular. When the hairline is receding, it can make you look
Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from each side of the forehead, known as "receding
hairline". A receding hairline is most common among males over the age of 25 but can occasionally be seen as early
The average human head has about 100,000 hair follicles. Each follicle will grow an average of about 20
individual hairs in a person's lifetime. A normal amount of hair loss may be about 100 strands per day.
Fundamentally, receding hairline or baldness is missing hair where you used to have it on
your head. The most prevelent form of hair loss, is a hair thinning problem called androgenic alopecia or more
commonly known as male pattern baldness that appears in adult men. The degree of baldness can widely vary and
ranges from alopeica areata, which is some loss to alpecia totalis, which is total loss of hair from the head to
the extreme alopecia universalis is involves total hair loss from the entire body.
Receding Hairline In The Genes?
Research is still in progress and the argument still continues for how hair loss is inherited. The androgen
receptor is found on the x chromosome and men always get thier x from mom. Although in many situations men recieve
the gene from thier grandfather on the mom's side instead the father side. For example if your mom's dad suffered
from baldness, chances are you will as too.
This condition is generally not caused by a single gene. There are some that suggest that other genes could be
involved as well which are sex independent. It is possible that therefore that the condition directly be passed on
from father to son.
Incidences of pattern baldness varies from family to family and can be related to your genetic background. The
environment does not seem to have a great affect on this type of baldness. A receding hairline or male pattern
baldness affects roughly 40 million men in the United States. Almost 25 percent of men begin balding by age 30;
two-thirds begin balding by age 60.
When it comes to stopping a receding hairline the main goal should be to not
lose any additional hair. There are many hair loss treatments on the market today that mainly try to acheive this
goal. While using them, if one experiences any new hair growth, it is usually viewed as a bonus to one's hair loss