Based on the fact that we struggle to see the back of our own head, without the aid of a mirror, camera, or someone to point it out, hair loss on the crown can go unnoticed to a far greater extent than loss at the hairline. It’s also true that no sign of a receding hairline can lead men to become complacent and less vigilant when it comes to hair loss in general.
Bald Spot Vigilance
However, it is entirely possible that a juvenile or mature hairline (ones that show no sign of male pattern hair loss) can remain in place whilst a thinning crown progresses towards becoming a bald spot.
This is due to the fact that the frontal area of the scalp and the crown area are independent of each other in terms of hair loss, and do not trigger each other into shedding.
Each hair follicle is genetically coded in terms of how many cycles of growth, resting and shedding it will progress through, though there are are no general rules as to which area of the scalp will go bald first. In this respect, it’s important to keep an eye on your crown in order to clock any changes to the hair density there.
Treating A Thinning Crown
So, if your crown does begin to thin, what’s the best way to treat the hair loss before it becomes noticeable? A combined treatment approach using clinically proven medication can prevent the need for a surgical hair transplant and can halt hair loss and regrow thinning.
Propecia (finasteride 1mg) is one of only two medications for hair loss that has been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA. It works by blocking DHT, the androgen hormone that causes follicular miniaturisation atop the scalp, a process that leads in turn to thinner, weaker hairs being produced. By blocking DHT, hair follicles can recover and begin to produce stronger hair once again, meaning that a thinning crown can be regrown providing that treatment is maintained.
If hair struggles to return to its previous condition, a second medication, minoxidil, can stimulate the follicles. Unlike finasteride 1mg, minoxidil is a topical treatment, so can be used in a targeted way. Belgravia offers a range of high strength minoxidil products which have produced consistently good results for stubborn hair loss.
So, in order to prevent your hair loss progressing to the point where it cannot be treated medically, a comprehensive treatment approach that includes proven medication, a range of hair growth boosters to ensure hair stays healthy, and regular check-ups to chart progress, is your best bet for regrowing that thinning crown, and tackling any other patches of hair loss that may develop over time.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.