Frequent question: Why do men’s hairlines recede?

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What causes a receding hairline?

Androgenetic alopecia is a genetic form of hair loss, and it’s a common cause of a receding hairline. Having a family history of baldness makes you more likely to experience a receding hairline and to follow the same pattern of hair loss.

Can a receding hairline regrow?

Yes. In many cases, receding hairline is indeed reversible. The right treatment for you depends on the cause. “For androgenic alopecia, minoxidil (Rogaine) is the only FDA-approved medical treatment for both men and women,” Krejci says.

Does a receding hairline mean you will go bald?

Having a receding hairline doesn’t always mean that a person will be entirely bald later on, but it can be an early sign of a condition called male pattern baldness (also called androgenetic alopecia or AGA). Usually, there is a distinct pattern that occurs when a male loses his hair.

Is it normal to have a receding hairline at 18?

“A receding hairline is most common in men over the age of 25. However, some men who have a family history of hair loss may notice their hairline receding in their 20s or even in their teenage years.” Getting a receding hairline is very common as you get older.

Why do I have a receding hairline at 15?

Since your levels of testosterone and DHT increase during your teens, you may notice the first signs of DHT-related hair damage as a teenager in the form of thinning, shedding or a receding hairline.

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How long does it take to go bald after receding hairline?

Baldness varies from person to person but it is safe to say that it takes 15 to 25 years if you experience receding hairline at 20. You can expect slick bald at the age of 35 to 45. However, some people went completely bald in less than five years so balding experience is really unpredictable.