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Best Treatment for Widow’s Peak

Widow's Peak - Receding Hairline at the TemplesA widow’s peak is a very distinctive V-shaped hairline that appears to varying degrees in both men and women, but the correct term for a man with this shaped hairline is a widower’s peak, or of course a receding hairline.

If you feel that your hairline is moving further back, it’s an indication of a genetic condition male pattern baldness. There’s no need to worry though – although the condition is a progressive one, it is the most successfully treated hair loss condition. As long as you seek the right advice and use the optimum treatment options to suit your particular pattern of hair loss, a widow’s peak can be halted in its tracks, and in many cases hair can be regrown.

Many specialists claim that the widow’s peak is a very difficult area to treat, but the Belgravia Pharmacy stocks a product especially designed for this particular type of stubborn hair loss. It can be applied directly to aggressive areas of hair loss, such as the widow’s peak or hairline.

That treatment is high strength minoxidil. It also contains an anti-androgen which is intended to help block DHT before it causes destruction to the hair follicles.

Minoxidil is a clinically-proven, topical male hair loss treatment approved by the MHRA and FDA, which is usually available as a lotion or foam. High strength formulations can target specific areas of hair loss that you wish to clear up, however, it is only available on prescription. For more information about the minoxidil formulations available from Belgravia please contact the centre.

Used in combination with the other medically proven treatment for hair loss, Propecia (men only) – which is actually one of the drug’s brand names, the medication is called finasteride 1mg – and alongside the optimum hair growth boosters for your individual case, shedding can be stabilised and hair can be regrown in the great majority of cases.

Below are just two examples taken from Belgravia’s extensive gallery of widow’s peak success stories, which, in addition to high resolution photoscans visually documenting their progress from before and after starting hair loss treatment, also include the clients’ comments and feedback about their Belgravia experiences so far.

Name: Duncan M | Age: 24
Widow's Peak

Name: Hugo W | Age: 20
Receding Hairline

Natural Hair Loss Products; a Word of Advice…

Hair Loss SupplementsNatural supplements may seem like a wholesome way to treat hair loss and correct a receding widow’s peak but, because there are no specific regulations regarding the testing, administation and marketing of these products, there is no way to be sure that they will have a positive effect on hair loss. Hair supplements such as Nourkrin, Procerin, and Hair Vitalics contain ingredients that could benefit the quality and health of the hair, but there  there is no conclusive evidence to indicate that they can prevent or reverse hair loss. Then again, there is no conclusive evidence to say that they cannot. The medically licensed hair loss treatments are however a sure way know you are getting something that has been tried and tested, and definitely works.

For more information, take a look at the hair loss video diaries of one young man with hair loss. He discusses the treatment programme and compares his own before and during treatment photos.

If your widow’s peak is causing you concern or you’re starting to worry about the general thinning of your hair, arrange a free consultation with a hair loss specialist at the Belgravia Centre. Alternatively, the comprehensive online consultation form facilitates the availability of expert advice and individual treatment courses to anybody around the world.

Famour Widows' PeaksWhere did the name “widow’s peak” come from?

According to a 19th century superstition, women with this physical feature would outlive their husbands, hence the name widow’s peak.

It is of course no prediction of longevity – simply a dominant genetic trait which can be seen in people of all ages and backgrounds all around the world.

Famous brandishers of the widow’s peak include Jude Law and John Travolta.

The Belgravia CentreThe 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.

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14th July, 2015 at 1:34 pm


I have a widows peak when i was a kid is there any way to grow hair out of the temple area, altho it never grew any hair in that place ever since i was a kid.

14th July, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Jason,

If you have not had hair grow there since childhood it is unlikely that male hair loss treatments would work as it suggests that is the natural shape of your hairline. It could be worthwhile visiting a hair loss specialist who can determine if your hairline is naturally set into that shape or whether it has receded and may respond to treatments such as minoxidil. A hair transplant could be an option if treatments are not suitable and a specialist will be able to refer you to a highly respected surgeon if you would like to explore this.

25th July, 2015 at 4:00 am


Hey ..... I was wondering if you had any solutions . My hairline was straight and by the age of 12 it start Forming into a widows peak .... And now it's about 2 inches off my forehead .... Can u guys help ?

27th July, 2015 at 9:33 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi KJ,

The treatments outlined above are the most effective ways to regrow a receding hairline that has formed a widow's peak. You may not regain the hairline you had when you were 12 years old, or younger, as the hairline can change shape during puberty, often appearing slightly more rounded at the corners. This is absolutely normal and is not a sign of hair loss.

It only becomes a sign of male pattern hair loss when the hair starts to become affected by the miniaturisation process, caused by DHT attacks on the hair follicles. If you are concerned and would like a professional diagnosis along with hair loss advice concerning the best treatments to regrow your hairline, please drop us a message or call the clinic on 020 7730 6666 to arrange your free consultation. Alternatively, if you are based outside London, please complete an Online Consultation for our home-use service.

29th December, 2016 at 4:08 am


Hey, i'm 15 years only and my parents say i have a widows peak but my friends keep making fun of my hairline and say it's receding and i'm not what sure to think, but i have a ton baby hairs in growing in the places where my friends say my hairline is receding. What are these baby hair going to do and is there some sort of medication or shampoo i can use to grow my hair longer and stronger?!

19th June, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Isaac, a widow's peak is not necessarily a sign of a receding hairline - it is a hairline shape whereby the hairline forms a point in the centre. Examples of men with a widow's peak hairline include David Beckham, Leonardo di Caprio and the singer Sam Smith. In cases of male pattern hair loss the areas above the temples may recede, making the widow's peak more pronounced, but at 15 years of age it is unlikely you are experiencing this type of hair loss. If you have seen any changes it is likely to be the result of your hairline maturing, which happens during puberty. I hope this helps.

7th July, 2017 at 7:44 pm

Junior Mateo

Hi my name is Junior and I am 15 years old , I started to notice that one side of my head has started to go back as if it were a start to a widows peak , I have been wondering if I could get hair to grow back In That area but all signs lead to baldness as I see that my father and my uncle's are bald , so if anything would your medication help me ?

10th July, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Junior. Hair loss cannot be treated at our clinic in under 16s, however it is possible that given your age and that the changes you are seeing affect your hairline, it could simply be what's known as a 'maturing hairline'. This is not a receding hairline but rather where the hairline changes shape during puberty as the body and face change. This can be more noticeable in some young men than others. If after you turn 16 you are still worried about this, it may be worth having a consultation in order to put your mind at rest. There are effective hair loss treatments for a receding hairline - and male pattern hair loss in general - but you have time on your side so try not to worry as, even if you do have male pattern baldness, it takes a number of years to develop.

21st September, 2017 at 1:41 pm


Hi Would minoxidil 5% from the Belgravia centre regrow stubborn areas such as the hairline and temple area? I have recently ordered some from you guys. Thanks

21st September, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Minhaj, there is no patient record coming up for the email address you supplied. Please call us on 020 7730 6666 or email us via the Contact form on our website if you cannot find the card your dedicated Treatment Advisor gave you with their direct contact details on. Your treatment advisor will be able to answer any queries you may have.

6th August, 2018 at 6:57 pm

Rome Casa

Mine peak is growing after shaving it for 5years at 26 my hair was thin in front but seems my peak is still growing why

13th August, 2018 at 11:11 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Rome, please find a full response from one of our senior hair loss specialists, here. We hope this helps.

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