Question: Hello, they say that frontal baldness is irreversible, is this true?
Answer: Hi, Jay. This depends entirely on the type of ‘frontal baldness’ you are referring to.
The hairline can be a stubborn area to treat but personalised hair loss treatment courses which feature topical applications of high strength minoxidil have frequently produced significant regrowth results in Belgravia clients.
When ‘frontal baldness’ refers to a receding hairline in women – or very occasionally in men – due to a form of scarring alopecia known as Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, that is currently irreversible.
In this instance sometimes a hair transplant can sometimes be a viable option worth considering, though researchers are currently investigating potential treatments for this type of hair loss.
In the rare instances when Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) does appear in men, it looks very different to the type of receding hairline associated with genetic hair loss.
FFA presents as a band – up to eight centimetres deep – all the way around the hairline, leaving shiny skin behind where the hair follicles have scarred over and caused true baldness.
If you are concerned about your hairline and would like a professional opinion on what is happening and what your options are for dealing with it, contact a hair loss specialist.
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.