Fri 8 Dec 2006
I’ve been noticing my hairline receding in front and on top towards the “Widows Peak” area and in the temples. Can anyone tell me what the best way to begin approaching this problem may be? Is the Rogaine foam treatment going to give me any results in those areas?
Rogaine typically does not work well in the hairline area. This is even stated by the manufactor. But Rogaine can some times stop or slow hair loss in the back/crown area.
You may also want to consider getting a prescription for Propecia to halt your overall hair loss. It is generally more effective than Rogaine. To find a prescreened hair restoration physician who can write you a prescription, visit the Hair Transplant Network.
Hair transplants can permanantly restore your hairline. But you need to realize that hair transplants do not create new hair. Rather hair transplants relocate the bald resistant hair from the back and sides of your head (the “donor areas”) where they will then grow for a life time.
The catch is that you only have a limited amount of bald resistant hairs on your head.Therefore you don’t want to use to use all your limited donor follicles up in a given area because if your hair loss progresses you may need donor hair/follicles to fill in other balding areas. This is particularly critical if you are very young and it is too early to know how much hair you may loose and thus where you will want to allocate your limited supply of bald resistant donor hair follicles. To see animations about why you loose hair and how hair transplant’s work, visit the multimedia section of the Hair Transplant Network.
Best wishes to you in stopping your hair loss and reversing your receding hairline.
Pat – visit my personal Hair Loss Weblog