According to the American Hair loss Association, a quarter of the population of all American men will experience a receding hairline by age 21. If that seems like a high number just wait! By age 35 two thirds of this same population will be affected. Regretfully to some, this number keeps growing. By age 50 a whopping 85% of American men will experience a receding hairline.
If you’re reading this it is more than likely that you, or someone close to you can identify with this statistic. At this point you might be thinking, “Okay. So it’s common! Why is it happening to me and what are my options?!” A receding hairline is caused by hair follicles with a genetic sensitivity to the hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In fact, whether or not a person will have a receding hairline is determined long before puberty even hits based on our genetic makeup. It just happens to be more common amongst males compared to females because of the prevalence of this the DHT hormone.
“Great. So I got it from my parents. Got it. What can I do about it aside from complain about it at my next family gathering?” There are tons of options. Some people choose to go all natural and embrace the baldness. This is a great choice if that’s your style, but others might miss their hair and seek alternatives. Some alternatives could be the use of pharmaceutical products such as Finasteride (Propecia), hair transplant surgery, topical solutions like Rogaine, and even wigs. Some might even try out a combination of several of these options.
One exciting solution has also recently hit the market and is beginning to revolutionize the way we deal with receding hairlines. This anecdote is a process called Scalp Micropigmentation. This non-scarring and noninvasive procedure creates natural results at a fraction of the time and cost. The process is in fact so gentle and effective that no known side effects exist, and results can be celebrated upon completion of just the first session. Scalp Micropigmentation takes an average of three sessions at anywhere from two to four hours each. The process uses a small needle to make impressions with ink specially formulated for skin to produce the look of micro hairs.
With so many potential solutions out there it is worth taking a little time to consider each option to determine which is best for your unique situation. It is also advised to consult a healthcare professional before undergoing any invasive treatment. To learn more about Scalp Micropigmentation, please visit www.scalpmastersri.com and sign up for a free consultation with Scalpmasters founder, Mike Misurelli.