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Receding Hairline: Why It Happens and How to Get Rid of It?

From causes to treatments, here’s everything you need to know about a receding hairline.

What is a receding hairline?

A receding hairline can occur in both men and women, however, it is more common in men. Most men show signs of a receding hairline in their 30s. If you are losing hair on a regular basis and your hairline is moving higher, it’s receding. The process usually starts above the temples. From there, the hairline moves back across the top of the head. While the phenomenon is fairly common, sometimes, it could be one of the first signs of male pattern baldness. Therefore, it is important to take a receding hairline seriously and delve into the causes.

What causes a receding hairline?

  • Hormones

Hormonal changes in men and women can trigger hair loss and cause a receding hairline. A hormone called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is responsible for male secondary sex characteristics like body hair. Male pattern baldness is directly related to this hormone as it can shrink the hair follicles to the point that they can no longer grow hair. Hormone changes caused by pregnancy, menopause, and thyroid can also lead to a receding hairline.

  • Family history

A receding hairline can be linked to family history as well. It is a hereditary trait; therefore, men with a family history of baldness are more likely to lose their hair.

  • Stress

Stress is one of the major causes of a receding hairline. Stress-induced hair loss is called telogen effluvium.

  • Lifestyle choices

Your lifestyle choices can directly influence your hair health. Unhealthy lifestyle choices like smoking, lack of exercise, lack of protein in the diet, and an unhealthy diet can hinder hair growth.

How can you combat a receding hairline?

  • Laser therapy

Laser therapy using red light at a wavelength of 660 nanometers may increase hair growth in some people and reduce male pattern baldness. This procedure is non-invasive and painless.

  • Supplements and a healthy diet

You are what you eat. An unhealthy diet can affect your hormones and lead to hair problems. Switch to a healthy diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and plenty of water. You can also take supplements for the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Scalp massages

Scalp massages can be very beneficial if you are struggling with a receding hairline. Regular massages improve blood circulation in the scalp and stimulate the hair follicles to grow. Nourishing oils like rosemary, lavender, and peppermint oil are known to promote hair regrowth. You can mix these oils with carrier oils like olive oil or coconut oil.

Biolite’s Hair Loss Package

At Biolite, you can get Dermapen to treat your receding hairline. Usually, you need 6-7 sessions to see results. But the number of sessions can vary based on your skin and hair type. In addition, experts at Biolite recommend a cocktail of growth factors & vitamins for more effective results.You can also go for a Provita treatment. Vitamins,  protein extract, and stem cells are the key ingredient in this treatment.  This unique composition of active ingredients improves the metabolic process in the scalp and provides nourishment for growth. This treatment also stimulates hair growth, stops hair loss, repairs damaged hair, and makes hair look healthy and shiny. To learn more about the treatments, you can speak to us on  +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here. Before the procedure, consult one of our licensed professionals to assess suitability for the treatment.

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