What Can I Do About My Receding Hairline?
One of the most common questions that we get asked at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic is, “What can be done to fix a receding hairline?” Below we discuss what causes hairline thinning. We also offer you some treatments that can help restore your hair such as Toronto hair transplant.
Why is my hairline receding?
A receding hairline that continues to lose hair is the typical initial sign of male pattern baldness. What begins as a receding hairline will eventually develop into thinning on the crown of the head. Unless it is properly treated, this hair loss will usually continue until only the hair at the sides and back of the head are left. This condition is called androgenetic alopecia and is caused by a genetic sensitivity to an androgen called DHT (dihydrotestosterone). This androgen hormone binds itself to the hair follicle and stops it from growing a healthy hair the way that it should. The strands that are produced will get finer and weaker and will eventually stop growing altogether, leading to hair loss.
How can I fix my receding hairline?
The professionals at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic are experts in hair restoration and offer a variety of clinically-proven hair restoration treatments for people who are unhappy with the current state of their hairline.
Now that your Toronto hair transplant is complete, are you ready for hair removal?
The funny truth is that we typically want hair where it doesn’t want to grow and vice versa. Luckily, today’s medical technology has allowed us to take charge of our appearance and body confidence. That means you can choose where you do and don’t want hair.
It’s common for men to grow hair on their back, chest, and shoulders. Depending on your genetic makeup, you might be prone to excess body hair and find that it makes you self-conscious about summer clothes or taking your shirt off. We can help. Find out what many of our hair transplant patients in Toronto already have: hair removal can bring your smooth, youthful body back.
Laser hair removal has always been one of our most popular treatments for men and women alike. Traditionally IPL or a diode, Nd:YAG laser destroy the pigments in hair follicles, which eventually kills the hair at the root. The drawbacks of this conventional method can include difficulty treating people with dark skin, because the light may target and damage skin instead of hair. We’re pleased to offer Fotona, a leader in laser tech, which has developed a system to remove hair for all skin tones. It also carries less risk and greater efficacy for unwanted hair removal.
To permanently eliminate hair in any body area, you’ll need to have more than one session, because the hairs grow in cycles. Targeting roots during the right period is key. When you call to speak with our helpful staff about going hair-free, they’ll let you know how scheduling typically works. And if you’re interested in learning more, the consultation is free.
An FUE hair transplant surgery is a permanent and highly effective solution to restore your hairline. The donor hair is harvested from the sides and back of your head, where the grafts are immune to the hair-killing DHT hormone. The harvested follicular grafts are then implanted into the hairline with great attention given to placement to ensure a result that looks completely natural. The design of a hairline is very important so that the results look natural and all factors are taken into consideration, including the direction and size of the graft. Some grafts can have multiple hairs. Only the singles and, in some cases, the doubles are used to structure a hairline. Multiple hair grafts are used to add density in the central forelock of a hairline.
Finasteride and minoxidil are two medications that can stop your hairline from receding further and help you maintain healthier hair for longer. Rogaine is a liquid formula that is applied to the scalp with a foam or liquid and works to reverse the effects of miniaturization.
Finasteride is a prescription tablet that helps significantly lower DHT levels and therefore reduce the chances of any future hair loss.
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical hair restoration solution that is ideal for men who prefer short, shaved hairstyles. It is also effective for adding the illusion of density in areas of thinning hair by filling in the areas of contrast between the hair and the scalp. For this treatment, simulated pigments are applied to the scalp to imitate stubbly hair growth. Different tones of pigment are used to create a natural-looking match to your skin tone. The hairline is designed to provide a flattering frame for your features.