Question: My widows peak is growing after shaving it for 5 years, at 26 my hair was thin in front but seems my peak is still growing, why?
Answer: Hi, Rome. We would need to see your scalp to give you a proper assessment of your hair loss and why this is happening. However, what we suspect based solely on what you say here, is that the hair thinning you mention is caused by Male Pattern Baldness which can display in a number of different ways.
It only affects the hairs along the top of the scalp, from hairline to crown, known as the vertex due to the hairs in these areas having an inherited sensitivity to a hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This can bind to those follicles any time following puberty, gradually weakening them and causing them to produce increasingly thinning hair. Whilst all these areas along the top of the head can be affected, the hairs at the temples and crown are the most sensitive to DHT. Continues below…
This type of genetic hair loss can form different patterns; in some cases there will be a frontal receding hairline whereby the temples are affected, causing them to move backwards – sometimes dramatically – resulting in the appearance of a ‘peak’. If, as in your case, the hairline naturally formed a V-shaped widow’s peak already, this can become more prominent. This is not due to the widow’s peak growing though, it is the visual illusion caused by the receding hairs either side of the peak.
What may also give this appearance is when a man is experiencing thinning on top, affecting the hair along the vertex, that has not yet reached the frontal area where your peak is. In these instances the peak area can become ‘separated’ from the hair along the vertex.
In all these situations, Male Pattern Hair Loss Treatment can be used to help inhibit DHT and promote accelerated hair growth. Clinically-proven topical and oral medications can be prescribed with additional hair growth supporting products, tailored to your specific pattern and level of shedding as well as your medical and lifestyle requirements, by a Belgravia hair specialist.
First, we would advise you to have a private consultation – either online or in person – so that you can receive a confirmed diagnosis and assessment with a professional in order to receive hair treatment advice personalised to your exact needs.
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.