What to do About a Receding Hair Line

February 21, 2017

 

 

 

There are few things in life that are certain but one of them is change. Sometimes it's a good thing, other times it means hair loss. It happens to both men and women. Hair loss affects 2 out of 3 men by the age of 60, and 50% of women by their 50s. In recent years many advancements have been made to help minimize hair loss. Below we've listed the best options for anyone who is suffering from a receding hair line. 

 

Non-Surgical Options

 

Hair Care

 

Most hair care experts will tell you that it's not always the best idea to wash your hair every day. They argue your scalp needs oil to maintain a healthy shaft for strong hair growth. We couldn't agree more with this advice. However, when your hair is thinning extra oils can actually weigh it down. Ideally, you'll want to invest in a lightweight shampoo and conditioner that won't strip your hair completely but is gentle enough to use every day. The idea is to improve fullness so in some cases, skipping the conditioner might help as well. 

 

Cut it 

 

Another non-surgical option is to invest in a good haircut. Most hair loss for men starts at the crown. Since the crown sits at the top of the head, you want to keep the sides long. Asking your barber to add some texture will also give the illusion of depth. The idea is to create as much fullness as possible with a few snips of the scissors. 

 

Product 

 

We mentioned earlier that excess oil can weigh down hair, but products can too. You must be aware of the heaviness of the products you are using. This doesn't mean you can't use hair care products anymore, but you should be conscience of what you are using. Ditch anything heavy and filled with oils. Waxes and pomades are a no go. Stick with a lightweight mousse. It will add lift to the root and still give you styling control. 

 

Medicinal Options 

 

Minoxidil

 

It’s one of the only FDA-approved topical treatments to help with hair loss. By applying once-twice daily to the scalp, it can help pattern baldness. Minoxidil also works with other types of hair loss caused by stress or hormonal imbalance. Find out what Minoxidil can do for you by booking a consultation! Our expert staff has the most up to date information on how the product can work for you.

 

Transplant Options 

 

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

 

FUT is also referred to as the STRIP Harvesting method because it involves removing a strip of hair from the back of your head and transplanting it the area you want to stimulate growth. The STRIP Harvesting technique removes follicular sections in a large group, which allows the units to remain intact while they are extracted. This process is faster than other methods since the hair is removed in one large unit. If done carefully, the scarring is minimal, and the patient can normally still wear short hair after the area has healed. Local anesthesia is also used to lessen any possible discomfort.

 

 

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

 

FUE is a hair transplant procedure that is much less invasive, does not involve cutting, and does not result in linear scars. A trained technician uses a specially developed device to extract individual follicles of hair and reinserts them into the target area, usually one follicle at a time. This particular process is fantastic because it is precise and allows the doctor more control over the results. FUE is also much more comfortable for the patient.

 

Nashville Hair Clinic provides the latest state of the art technologies to help many who suffer from unwanted hair loss. If you want to learn more about the services offered – just click here and contact us today to see how we can help you!

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