Receding Hairline vs Maturing Hairline Explained

Receding Hairline vs Maturing Hairline Explained

Most people will experience hair loss at some point in their life. It can happen to anyone and the causes and symptoms may differ from person to person. As it’s one of the first things you see when looking in the mirror, men typically notice they are losing hair when they realise that their hairline has changed.

With gradual hair loss, some people may not even realise how much their hairline has receded until they compare a recent photo to an older one. A changing hairline doesn’t always mean its receding.

Receding Hairline vs Maturing Hairline Explained


What is a receding hairline?

The term “receding hairline” is usually what gets used when men notice a change in their hairline, and many assume that they have a receding hairline. In some cases, they actually have a maturing hairline.

A receding hairline is something that would form when a man has androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness. Affecting up to 70% of mature age men, male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss.

In the early stages, hair begins to thin at the temples and the hairline moves back. Many men may also notice the crown area thinning. Male pattern baldness is the result of the hair follicles shrinking, or miniaturising, due to the effects of androgenetic hormones. These hormones, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), disrupt the hair growth cycle. Over time, the hairline continues to recede and the hair follicles stop producing hair altogether, resulting in more severe hair loss. There are however, solutions that can restore a hairline, and create density to thinning hair.

What is a maturing hairline?

We know that ageing is a natural and normal phenomenon (although we may not like it!) and your hairline can be part of that ageing process. As you get older, you may notice that your hairline is higher or more set-back than it used to be and this is simply part of your hairline maturing.

What can I do if I have a receding hairline? 

Don’t automatically jump to the conclusion that you are suffering from male pattern baldness, it’s important to get a correct diagnosis from a hair loss expert. Speaking to a hair loss expert sooner rather than later gives you more treatment options and can help you to prevent further loss.

For anyone looking for a permanent solution, hairline redesign with hair transplant micro-transplant gives a guaranteed natural result with no detectable scarring.

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For a correct diagnosis for your receding or thinning hairline, the first step is to book a consultation with a hair growth specialist. During your private consultation, you will receive personalised information for your hair loss and the opportunity to discuss the various treatment options.

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