The biggest problem of the modern male when it comes to grooming? It would probably be the slow retreat of a receding hairline. It’s a typical phenomenon that affects two-thirds of all males at some point in their lives. A receding hairline can begin to drift backward at any point post-adolescence, and most men’s hairlines will be evident by their late 30s.
It isn’t a problem unique to men, however, as women can also experience a receding hairline. However, it is more common in men. Males usually experience thinning in the area above their forehead and around the perimeter of their face
This blog post will explore what causes a receding hairline, and what you can do about it to make it less obvious, or potentially solve the problem forever.
What is a Receding Hairline?
A receding hairline is, as its name suggests— a hairline that gradually moves upward your head as a result of hair loss, to show a bald spot above your forehead where your hair used to be.
There are several types of hairlines that vary from person to person. Some males have a straight hairline that goes from one side of their forehead to the other, while others have a widow’s peak, giving their hairline an M- or V-like form even when not directly related to hair loss at all.
In the early phases of male pattern baldness, a receding hairline is typical. You may notice your hair thinning significantly around the temples or your hairline begins to form a V, M, or U shape when viewed from above.
What Causes A Receding/Uneven Hairline?
Hair loss is part of aging. On the scalp’s surface, there are hundreds of hair follicles, each of which grows its own hair. New hairs grow in their place when the old ones fall off. Hair loss and a receding hairline can occur if hair follicles are damaged for a variety of causes, as we will see below.
If your hairline is receding, it could possibly be linked to your family history. Hair loss is more likely in men who have family members who also experience baldness. It’s possible that this genetic trait can exist from generations and affect the current one.
Hormonal changes may cause hair loss in both men and women. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that causes follicles to shrink to the point that no hair can grow in them, may be linked to male pattern baldness.
Certain medications or treatments can also cause hair loss. Chemotherapy, for example, frequently causes a person’s hair to fall out.
Sudden hair loss is known as “telogen effluvium” and can be caused by illness or stress. People frequently notice this as a sudden shedding of substantially more hair than usual within a short time frame. Fortunately, hair loss often reverses itself without the need for treatment.
Hairline imperfections can be caused by various factors, but one thing is clear— they can all have a significant impact on the confidence of many people. When it comes to fixing a receding hairline, there are few options available. However, not all hair loss treatments are made equal, and as a result, not all treatments produce the same results.
Don’t fret though. If you’re reading this, keep in mind that an uneven hairline is the least of your worries. Why? Because there are specialized solutions available to address this problem thoroughly. Scalp micropigmentation treatment is one of the options, and it is perhaps the best solution.
What’s Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment all about?
Scalp micropigmentation, sometimes known as “hair tattooing,” is used to produce the illusion of longer, fuller hair. While scalp micropigmentation does not create the appearance of complete hair strands, it does give the look of robust, growing hair follicles in regions where hair has thinned dramatically. Most people can’t tell the difference between a hair tattoo and natural hair follicles as a result of the treatment.
How is Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) done?
Microneedles are used in scalp micropigmentation therapy to add a layer of pigment dots to your scalp, similar to a tattoo. Treatments for micropigmentation of the scalp are usually done in three sessions. However, the frequency may vary depending on the severity of your hair loss, the style you choose, and other factors.
Who is SMP for?
SMP is ideal for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their scalp. There are three primary kinds of patients who seek SMP:
- Men with receding hairlines who want to re-create the illusion of a full head of “stubble” can do so by creating a new hairline that frames the face and gives the appearance of a complete head of hair, 1 week after shaving.
- People with thin, long hair wish to add depth to their appearance. This includes those who have had hair transplant surgery in the past.
- Patients who have scalp scars possibly due to Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also known as the ‘strip’ procedure, and scars from non-surgical trauma in the past
What are the Benefits of Scalp Micropigmentation?
- In cases of moderate to full baldness, SMP restores the natural hairline.
- The treatment helps conceal alopecia and widespread thinning.
- SMP effectively reduces the appearance of scarring, burns, and blemishes on the scalp.
- It is a cost-effective treatment that costs a fraction of the price compared to costly alternatives like hair transplants.
- SMP is a non-invasive procedure. Treatment pigments are made entirely of natural components and are usually plant-based.
- The procedure is quick, with a fast healing period.
- The treatment gives you a realistic look of natural hair.
- SMP boosts and helps patients regain their self-confidence, making them look younger.
A receding hairline in the front or side of your head can make you look and feel older than you are. But thanks to scalp micropigmentation(SMP), the treatment can help you regain your confidence and self-esteem. The finished look will resemble a short/shaved haircut that never goes out of style, and instantly slashes years off your appearance.
With all the benefits, SMP, as an effective hair loss treatment is an excellent investment. It’s a confidence-boosting procedure with no downtime IF done correctly by an experienced and trained practitioner.
If you have a receding or uneven hairline or experiencing baldness, we encourage you to hop on a FREE consultation with one of our hair specialists at Scalp Designs. Contact us today and we’ll get you sorted.