Receding hairline in women: Causes and treatment options

Receding hairline in women: Causes and treatment options

With increasing age, the hair becomes thinner and the first bald spots on the head become noticeable. Hair loss occurs particularly quickly to the left and right of the crown of the head, and so-called receding hairline areas form, which visually enlarge the forehead. Erectile dysplasia occurs very frequently in men and is therefore often portrayed as a typical male problem. But it is not quite that simple. In certain situations, receding hairline can affect women. Especially after menopause and during/after pregnancy, receding hairlines occur in women and often cause a lot of suffering. Fortunately, nowadays there are various treatment options. With these tips, tricks and hints, you as a woman can fight the battle against receding hairline!

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So-called receding hairline or hair loss on both sides of the crown is a typical feature of hereditary alopecia, i.e. genetic hair loss, in men. In women, receding hairlines occur much less frequently. A distinction is made between two different forms of hair loss: the so-called telogen effluvium refers to temporarily thinning hair, which can be treated with appropriate medication and balancing of hormone levels. In this form of female receding hairline, hair regrowth is a normal process, so that ultimately there is no alopecia or baldness. In another form of hair loss, permanent receding hairlines develop in women. These are irreversible, however, so that action must be taken quickly here, as the affected hair follicles become irreversibly non-functional. There are different treatment methods for both types of hair loss, so that it must be determined at an early stage which form of hair loss is involved.

Causes for a receding hairline for women

While in men, with increasing age, the receding hairline manifests itself very early in the form of receding hairline, in women receding hairline usually develops situationally or due to illness. Hair loss due to stress or deficiency symptoms as well as hair loss due to changes in hormone levels or other diseases are common causes leading to receding hairlines in women. Especially after menopause, women may experience receding hairline. Pregnancy also has a strong impact on the body. Hair loss due to pregnancy is thus one of the most common causes of hair loss in women. This has to do with the biological processes that involve a change in oestrogen levels and which can ultimately cause receding hairlines in women. In this so-called androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary hypersensitivity to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hairline recedes in women. This change in testosterone levels also occurs in the female body, but is normally compensated for by the oestrogen produced at the same time, so that the genetic predisposition has no influence on the visual appearance of the hairline. However, when oestrogen levels drop or change, women may also develop receding hairlines. Accordingly, women are particularly susceptible to hair loss or receding hairline when fluctuations in their hormone balance take place.

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Treatment options for receding hairline in women

Depending on the type and shape of a woman's receding hairline, various treatment options are considered. Severe hair loss that manifests itself in a woman's receding hairline or receding hairline should be treated as early as possible with a stronger medication such as Minoxidil Linn, before the hair loss can cause irreversible damage. During pregnancy, however, this treatment is not recommended under any circumstances, as it upsets the hormonal balance and can thus have a direct effect on pregnancy. Instead, taking appropriate supplements such as HGS MSM powder with the active ingredient methylsulfonylmethane is recommended to restimulate hair growth. In addition, special lotions for the scalp can be used, such as Spectral.CSF Lotion, which has been clinically tested and proven to have a positive effect on hair growth. Hair care products such as Beaver Keratin Shampoo are also a suitable remedy in case of hair loss and can also be used during pregnancy. If it is primarily a cosmetic treatment for thinning hair, Beaver Keratin Bulk Hair is at the top of the list of recommended remedies with which a woman can effectively conceal receding hairline.

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MSM (Methyl sulfonyl methane) is a form of sulfur and is an essential component of our skin, connective tissue, hair, joints and nails. MSM has many positive qualities and can, among other things, promote hair growth, mobility and the maintenance of supple muscles, joints and skin.

Which treatment method is right for a woman with a receding hairline?

If you notice increased hair loss, you should consult a dermatologist. To get to the bottom of the cause, a "trichogram" (hair root examination) is then performed, in which the hair root is analysed and evaluated with a microscope. Based on the test results, the dermatologist will draw conclusions about possible reasons for the hair loss. In addition to this widely used method, some dermatologists also perform the so-called TrichoScan. Here, hair growth and hair loss are scientifically assessed by computer. In addition, your doctor will conduct a medical history interview to determine if hair loss is common in your family.

The trigger for hair loss and thus also for receding hairline in women is androgenetic alopecia, a genetically caused hypersensitivity to dihydrotestosterone. The earlier this genetic predisposition is detected, the easier it is to treat and stop hair loss.

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