Jude Law and Sting are famous for theirs but for the general male population, a receding hairline can penetrate a man’s self-confidence and this in turn can have a negative effect on his image. While hair loss at the temple area can be the most difficult section of scalp hair to regrow, most men that have tried high strength minoxidil, after testing a range of other products, have found it’s the ideal solution, as their photo results prove.
Minoxidil is an FDA-approved treatment for hair loss, which means it has been clinically proven to regrow hair and is one of three products which has a government body’s stamp of approval. While there is no hair loss product that can guarantee to regrow a receded hairline, FDA-approved treatments are the only ones most likely to do so.
High strength minoxidil is an easy to apply cream that is administered to the areas of concern once a day and is designed especially for hard to regrow areas of hair loss, such as the hairline, temple region, and sometimes the vertex or crown.
A receding hairline is often one of the first signs of genetic hair loss and this is where added ingredients such as AA in the minoxidil come into play. AA stands for Azelaic Acid – an unproven product but one which may help to reduce the amount of DHT reaching the hair follicles by inhibiting the formation of 5-alpha reductase. This is the enzyme that combines with testosterone and turns it into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which in turn causes genetic hair loss by damaging the hair follicles and restricting growth.
There are times though when a receding hairline is not the start of male pattern baldness. Most men will start to notice slight recession in their 20s or 30s, known as a maturing hairline, and sometimes this is the extent of hair loss. High strength minoxidil can help maintain a youthful hairline but most men are comfortable with what is classified as Grade II hairline recession.
For those who use high strength minoxidil, many find it is an effective single treatment for hairline regrowth. However, there are ways to further improve its effectiveness. Depending on your genetics, lifestyle and medical history, you may find the FDA-approved hair loss products, such as Propecia or the HairMax LaserComb, or a range of other hair growth boosters a beneficial addition to your treatment course. But at this stage you probably have enough to worry about. If you’re concerned about a receding hairline, a medical professional would be able to advise you, following a personal diagnosis, which treatment or combination of treatments would be best for you.
To arrange a personal hair loss diagnosis, contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email for more information. Alternatively, you could submit an online diagnostic form and a Belgravia professional will get back to you with the results and appropriate recommendations and advice.