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Receding Hairline treatment: What do you need to know?

Has your hairline started to regress? Then you must be looking for the best treatment for your receding hairline. In most cases, hair loss in men is hereditary so if you have a strong family history of this condition. You are at high risk of going bald just like your male relatives.

Hmm, I can imagine you frowning at that statement. Don’t worry, the good news about this kind of hair loss is that it can be prevented and reversed.

What causes receding Hairline?

A receding hairline in most people occurs by aging and hereditary factors. Some other factors include:

  • Hair Styling (especially with heat)
  • Choosing hairstyles like braiding and cornrows
  • Using chemicals to color hair such as peroxide and bleaching
  • Eating a high saturated fat Sources, processed foods, sugar, and preservatives
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • scalp diseases like lupus

Receding Hairline Treatment

According to experts, hair fall of about 50 to 100 per day is normal. This is because we have millions of hair follicles undergoing hair growing cycle. Ideally, once a hair strand fall, a new one will grow in replacement.

If the amount of hair lost is greater than the amount produced, hair density lessens and the scalp becomes more visible. It is usually at this stage that people would start asking how hair loss can be reversed.

Receding hairline treatment may be done in 3 ways:

  • Surgical treatment
  • Laser therapy
  • Using hair loss treatment products

Hair Transplant

A qualified hair surgeon will harvest healthy hair and its hair follicle from the back part of the head and “transplant” it to the frontal area.

Hair follicles at the back of the head have been found to be resistant to DHT. A hormone that attacks hair follicles causes them to shrink and stop producing hair.

The transplanted hair will fall off within a few weeks but a new one will grow in its place. This type of hair restoration is proven to be very effective and it is a permanent fix for frontal hair loss.

Man doing receding hairline treatment by applying cream.

Laser Hair Restoration Treatment

This is done by directing low-level laser lights into the scalp. The light energy is absorbed by the scalp, increasing blood circulation into the area. By increasing the blood supply to the scalp, the hair follicles get access to more nutrients thus promoting hair growth. Light energy coming from the laser beam also energizes damaged cells, allowing them to repair themselves.

Multiple sessions may be required in order to achieve the best result. It is also recommended to use receding hairline treatment products while undergoing laser therapy to complement its effect.

Use of Hair Loss Treatment Products

There are several products that can help stop hair loss and promote hair growth. As receding hairline in men is commonly caused by increased DHT levels. You must use hair loss treatment products that contain DHT inhibitors. Here are some of the most commonly used DHT inhibitors:

1- Provillus

Provillus is a very effective DHT inhibitor that is approved by FDA. It contains natural ingredients, including saw palmetto. Saw palmetto effectively corrects DHT levels in the body.

Provillus also promotes hair re-growth by providing nourishment to the hair follicles. It helps them to regenerate and repair the damage caused by DHT.

2- Minoxidil (Rogaine)

Rogaine is applied directly to the scalp and it stimulates hair follicles to grow hair. It must be used twice a day and it takes up to 4 months before the visible effect is seen.

Rogaine is proven to be a very effective hair growth product for almost all types of hair loss. However, it doesn’t target the cause of male pattern baldness. It is recommended to use Rogaine with a DHT blocker if used to treat hair loss secondary to this condition.

While Rogaine is very effective in treating hair loss in the crown area it doesn’t do much for frontal hair loss. Permanent use of Rogaine is necessary to prevent hair loss from returning.

3- Procerine

Procerine is an herbal food supplement designed to stop hair loss associated with DHT. It inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha reductase from converting testosterone to DHT. It also promotes hair growth since it is all-natural. There are no side effects like sexual dysfunction which are seen in other receding hairline treatment products.

4- Revivogen

Revivogen is a topical hair loss solution that you applied directly to the scalp at least once a day. It helps stop the advancement of male pattern baldness by decreasing DHT production. Revivogen rejuvenates hair follicles helping them to produce thicker hair. It normally takes 4 to 5 weeks before the visible effect takes place.

There are no known side effects of Revivogen however mild scalp irritation has been noted in no greater than 2% of users.

Restoring lost hair takes a very slow process since hair grows at a speed of ½ inch per month. It takes up to 5 years for each hair strand to achieve its maximum length.

There is no quick fix for hair loss but there is an assurance that although it may be a slow process. Hair growth is guaranteed if an appropriate hair loss treatment product was chosen.

Eating a healthy diet

A high antioxidants diet may help your hair look healthy and full. The diet rich in natural antioxidants include Blueberries, spinach, beans, and walnuts.

Vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy hair growth are:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B12
  • Zinc
  • Iron

Leafy vegetables, nuts, and seeds may be effective for your hair looks and feels.