Name: Susan Tilley
Question: My nephew, aged 19, has a receding hairline which started about 6 months ago. He is extremely concerned about it, and I fear that he is worrying excessively.
a) is there anything to be done? b) should he see his GP?
Answer: Hi, Susan. With a receding hairline it is often difficult to grow hair back if the areas of hair loss have become bald (smooth). If there is still thin, fluffy hair then it is very likely that treatment can grow the hair back. It is however possible to prevent further recession.
The treatment that specialists tend to find works best for a receding hairline is high strength minoxidil, which comes in a number of formulations, all of which are applied directly to the affected areas, daily. This approach can help to promote hair growth by encouraging localised blood flow, ensuring a good supply of oxygen and nutrients to the follicles.
Another component which can be used as part of a receding hairline treatment course is finasteride 1mg as this – the only other MHRA licensed and FDA approved genetic hair loss treatment alongside minoxidil – can inhibit the DHT which is the underlying catalyst for thinning and receding in these cases.
Additional supplementary hair growth boosters can also be beneficial and, should your nephew wish to have a consultation with a hair specialist, they can advise him on the options, including those best-suited to his specific situation based on their findings and his medical profile as well as personal preferences.
The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.